The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas – Nostalgia Critic

Did you ever want to know how Fred and Wilma met? Of course not, nobody cares, but here it is anyway in the most pointless of prequels. Nostalgia Critic takes a look at The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

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  1. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Hanna Dabba Don’t

  2. I’m confused; wasn’t there supposed to be a Suicide Squad review with re-enactments coming?

    Is that being saved to be released just before Wonder Woman now?


    Wow I was thinking about this movie the other day and how NC would review. I was mostly thinking what he would think about the actress who played Betty. Thinking That maybe she was a better Betty then Rosie O’ Donald.

  4. Harvey Korman was the voice of Kazoo.

  5. We want more Rob!!!
    Love you Doug.

  6. Actual review starts at 1:57. unfunny bullshit that no one gives a crap about ends at 1:56

  7. To be…. “fair” the guy who keeps pointing out that he’s put into place a plan to eliminate the dinosaurs, and no one else caring and dismissing him, is a pretty nice allegory to how many people react to present-day climatologists saying how our activities are harming our planet and by consequence our civilization.

    We’re warned about this, constantly, and people continue to dismiss them and tell them to shut-up.

    Granted the “message” is ruined since this guy is *actively* doing something to harm their civilization as opposed to it just being a consequence of normal human activity and the death of all of the dinosaurs which would, granted, be devastating to the quasi-“modern” lifestyle they all live in if we accept that The Flintsones takes place in the prehistoric past (rather than the post-Jetsons future as some theories go) we know that humanity not only recovers immensely but leads to our own (and by extension the Jetsons) civilizations.

    Granted though, that takes epochs to happen and the Flintstones suggests that humans have reached this level of societal and technological advancement pretty quickly from the formation of man. So while having no dinosaurs ruins human civilization for 10s of 1000s of years it eventually ends up to “The Jetsons.”

    Still, setting aside the over-thinking of it and just looking at the “joke” as presented it works as a nice allegory to how people are dismissive to those who warn of impending global disaster.

    • except we have a reason to tell these climatologists to shut up.

      First of all it’s not clear how much information is genuine and how much is manipulated to satisfy agendas.

      Yes it’s obviously polluting the environment is bad but exactly what kind of effect it’s having and how much of our current weather is natural isn’t certain.

      But then again the scientists claiming it’s not a thing at all could also be payed off by corporations to say that as well. So both sides of the argument are probably being payed to argue for their side rather than offer accurate facts.

      But most importantly no one is offering a real solution! The laws being passed to help the enviroment are almost all worthless. On the surface they sound like they are reducing emissions and helping but really they are just moving the problem somewhere else.

      Like the laws limiting the output of factorites. Those factories just move overseas where those limits don’t exist and just keep on producing …. except now we have to pay more to get it shipped back to us. So those laws made things worse for everyone rather than better.

      • The science is in. Global warming is real. Temperatures are higher than they’v e been in entire the lifetime of the earth. Water levels have risen. Ocean acidity is up, we’ve killed the coral reef, driven countless species to extinction, and created garbage that will *never* biodegrade. Just look at a picture of New York from 30 years ago compared to today and you’ll see the difference after they passed a lot of measures to clean things up.

        It’s really not up for debate any more. Global warming is real, but we can work to fix it.

  8. That was John Cho, not Kal Penn.

  9. Can you talk about the MTV series Good Vibes and Daria?

    On a side note, I mention this all before, why don’t you review a classic horror like this one I’ve finally found after all these years after just seeing a few scenes of it and never knowing how it ended. It’s called Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. You might like it. Maybe.

    Also what do think of these TV series shows called:
    John Doe
    Forever Knight
    The Misfits (British Show)
    Misfits of Science (Movie and series)
    and The Zeta Project
    (I think some of these shows are like Sonic the Hedgehog a.k.a. Sonic Sat a.m. They all have incomplete ending.)

    P.S. Is there anyway you can review the Japanese versions of Ironman, Wolverine, X-men and Blade? I’d also really like to hear what you think about the FX series Archer and Chozen.

    P.S.S. And I never found out if you were going talk more about the Disney Afternoon shows Gummi Bears, Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Talespin(even the hour uncut movie special I found about it) and Darkwing Duck. Also you never answer my question, If you hate the Goof Troop song: “Gotta Be Gettin’ Goofy” then does that mean you hate The Darkwing Duck Rap?

  10. ThatManWithTheHeadband12

    When does the WWE show up?

  11. I knew he would go to a BioDome reference eventually. In fact, I’m surprised he didn’t go into an all-caps rage just from finding out Stephen Baldwin was in this movie.

  12. It was John Cho. Not Kal Penn

  13. First of all, Kazoo didn’t meet Fred and Barney until after they got married and had kids. And he was Banished to their world to help who ever freed him. So, he is allowed to interfere. Second, Fred and Barney met Wilma and Betty when they were working in a hotel and Bellboys and Cigarette girls. But on a side note, did Rosie O’Donnell really play that female gorilla in the Cartoon Movie “Disney’s Tarzan”? Last but not least, when was Wilma’s family rich?

    • Yes, Rosie O’Donnell did voice Terk in Tarzan. No, it is never explicitly mentioned in any other media of Flinstones.

    • First of all, the alien’s name is Gazoo, not Kazoo.

      Second, if you’re going to nitpick about the live action movies not being canon to the original series, then you might as well complain about how The Flintstone Kids series contradicted *everything* about the original show with Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty knowing each other as little kids, Fred owning Dino as a puppy, Mr. Slate being one of the kids’ peers and Barney and Wilma having previously unmentioned siblings. Canonically speaking, Flintstone Kids shouldn’t have existed at all unless it was just going to be Fred and Barney. What live action movie adaptation of any animated series has followed it’s source material 100%?

      And to answer your obligatory irrelevant question: the gorilla in Disney’s name was Terk, and yes, Rosie O’Donnell voiced the character.

    • Save your nitpicks for good movies. There are so many bigger issues with this movie that you just look silly.

  14. You review a movie with Mark Addy and didn’t make a Robert Baratheon/Game of Thrones joke?!

  15. That wasn’t a bird in the “video camera.” That looked like a Pteranadon.

  16. Really? Mistaking Harold’s actor for Kumar’s actor? And saying that Rosie O’Donnell was cast as a chimp, when it was actually a gorilla? Why doesn’t he ever look these things up to make sure he’s not making a mistake??

  17. No Game Of Thrones joke? Fred Flintstone’s played by King Baratheon here.

  18. MountCDOSgamer

    So let me get this straight: There was great casting for the Flintstones couple but bad casting for the Rubble couple in the first movie and great casting for the Rubble couple but bad casting for the Flintstones couple in the second movie?

    Back when this movie came out, my brother pointed out the calamari joke doesn’t make sense because calamari is made from squids not octopi.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the win/lose lever is similar to a tactic used in actual casinos. Not with actual magic like that lever, but games are probably fixed in a similar way. As for how he’s in debt despite owning a casino where he can magically fix games, the real question is how he’s in debt despite owning a casino at all! I mean, you have to be pretty bad at business to not earn a decent profit from a casino…

  19. silverbrumbyfan

    Good god this was painful to watch even as a review and OMG is that Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) from Criminal Minds as Chip, funny that you kept pointing out kill faces.

  20. Yes! I’ve been waiting for you to review this awful movie since you came back! I even saw this high rated comment on YouTube that wanted you to do it! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you referenced how she still thinks Fred is a thief! That’s what I’ve been waiting for all these years!

  21. Tony Ciccariello

    the movie was terrible but god I love jane krakowski

  22. One theory is the Flintstones takes place after a nuclear apocalypse that mutated lizards into dinosaurs.

  23. That wasn’t Kal Penn, that was John Cho.

  24. I was never a fan of the show (or movies, or games or anything related), but the 2016 DC series (by Mark Russell and Steve Pugh) is pretty neat.
    They address a lot of social issues through the lenses of the Flintstones and what it was supposed to be the norm in, well, caveman times (such as monogamy which is a major issue in the comics).
    It doesn’t necessarily serve as a prequel as it is a reboot but it is quite possibly the only thing I’ve liked out of the franchise.

  25. Yup, though I was a kid and liked the Flintstones, even I never watched this movie as I found it unnecessary. And from what I’ve seen now, good god I’m glad I missed out.

    Kazoo was unintentionally unsettling, and seeing Alan Cummings again as the caveman ancestor to Mick Jagger was baffling. And seeing Fred Flintstone proposing to Wilma in a sea cucumber outfit was more “what the hell?” shenanigans.

    And goddammit Doug, I’ll never unsee the homo context you’ve inserted in this review b/c of the movie’s unintentional gay subtext.

  26. TragicGuineaPig

    -10:31 – IT’S BECOME A HENTAI!

  27. Ummm. That’s not Kal Penn. That’s John Cho. I can’t wait to see what this gaffe will be placed on the next top 11 fuck ups list.

  28. Oh the pain. Seriously who asked for this movie?

  29. -6:45 That ‘gay old time’ wasn’t necessary since Alan Cumming is already gay.

    • The line wasn’t changed; It was always “Gay old time”. Originally, the word gay meant happy. Of course, the word has since taken on a different meaning.

  30. “You know, aliens, dinosaurs, and cavemen all exist at the same time. Why should this bother me? It doesn’t, next shitty scene.”

    Also my reaction to the latest Ice Age movie.

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