Open Season 4 full movie review - Open Season: Scared Silly is decent for kids...
While it has its perks, Open Season: Scared Silly is not exactly a great movie.
The first problem i have with it is it doesn't seem to align with the rest of the series. In the previous movie, the characters Elliot and Gizelle were previously married and had three children. Another character Ursa was also introduced into the series from the previous movie. Neither Ursa nor the children are found in this movie, and no explanation was given for this. It also seems that Elliot and Gizelle have completely forgotten that they are married, as Gizelle also states "im going to find a nice quiet place to call a mate" right in front of her supposed husband. Two new characters, Ed and Edna are also introduced in this movie. However The character Shaw (who was the villain from the first movie) addresses the two as if they were introduced previous, in which they weren't.
The next problem is that the characters seem to have been dumbed down by a large margin, especially the character Elliot, who constantly leads his friends into near death scenarios at every turn. The character has only has two goals in mind the whole movie, being to go on a camping trip with his best friend Booge, and to catch a were wolf to ensure open season is closed again. The characters action result in many misgivings for him and his friends, including a scene where they almost die in a plane crash because of him. I don't understand why the characters had to be dumbed down for the humor however, the original movies did a good job with the humor. The humor almost solely resides in poop jokes now.
The humor in this movie is almost strictly for a younger audience, but at the very least the movie like this isn't without its poop jokes. An entire scene from the movie focuses entirely on Elliot "studying poop" in which he consumes it in order to find the where wolf (I now hate the word "poo" thanks to this movie). As usual a movie like this includes other potty humor, but the eating the poop is enough for me anyways.
From what i know none of the original actors stayed for the ride, but they at leased replaced them with half decent not well known voice actors who did a pretty decent job, at least up until they scream, in which they do a half donkey job of inside yelling which doesn't really fit the expressions the characters make when they yell.
Overall its not a bad movie for kids, but from a more focused perspective this movie is full of filler, and the conclusion is not very satisfying. Although like i said kids seem to like it very much, as my younger brother just watched it for the 40th time. This movie is recommended by me for kids ages 5 and up.