Over the Hedge – Get over it!

I am an animation fan! This is third animation movie I watched in the recent past and I’m more than convinced that there is much more in these movies than what meets the eye.

In this one it was the parody on modern consumeristic behavior… to get all you want, rather than what you need.

It happens in the scene where RJ, the urban raccoon, describes the eating habits of humans to his new-found rustic friends:

RJ: [showing the other animals around the houses] They always got food with them. We eat to live – these guys live to eat! Let me show you what I’m talking about!
[as he speaks he shows the other animals what humans do] The human mouth is called a ‘piehole’, the human being is called a ‘couch potato’.
[signifies telephone] That is a device to summon food.
[signifies doorbell] That is one of the many voices of food.
[signifies front door] That is the portal for the passing of food.
[signifies delivery truck] That is one of the many food transportation vehicles. Humans bring the food, take the food, ship the food, they drive food, they wear the food!
[signifies microwave] That gets the food hot!
[signifies refrigerator] That keeps the food cold!
[signifies turtle pinata] That… I’m not sure what that is.
[kids break the turtle piñata and Verne yells] Well, what do you know? FOOD!
[signifies table where family prays before dinner] That is the altar where they WORSHIP food!
[signifies advert for antacid] That’s what they eat when they’ve eaten TOO MUCH food!
[signifies treadmill] That gets rid of the guilt so they can eat MORE FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! FOOOOOD! So, you think they have enough?
[everybody nods] Well, they don’t. For humans, enough is *never* enough! And what do they do with the stuff they don’t eat? They put it in gleaming silver cans, just for us!
[opens the thrash cans and knocks them over] Dig in!

[The entire film review can be found here at IMDB]


One response to “Over the Hedge – Get over it!

  1. somehow, i find that animation movies take better shots at the way we are than the “live action” ones. we all laugh at it, but how many get the message ?

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