LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN AC­TION (2003) GO! 6.30PM, G, COM­EDY

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Di­rec­tor Joe Dante ( Grem­lins) in­tro­duces the WB gang to a new gen­er­a­tion with this light­ning-paced farce that mixes live ac­tion and an­i­ma­tion in the style of Who FramedRogerRab­bit. Bren­dan Fraser plays a sacked se­cu­rity guard who hooks up with a dis­grun­tled Daffy Duck and be­comes in­volved in a quest to find a mag­i­cal di­a­mond with Bugs Bunny and a movie ex­ec­u­tive (Jenna Elf­man). With the ne­far­i­ous head of ACME (Steve Martin) also try­ing to get his mitts on the di­a­mond, other as­sorted Toon char­ac­ters get roped into the may­hem. Dante is an ex­pert at mak­ing kids’ movies with a de­cid­edly adult slant, and this is no ex­cep­tion. ★★★ this faith­ful, eye-pop­ping adap­ta­tion of the lit­er­ary mas­ter­work, re-in­vig­o­rat­ing the famed story of the boy who never grew up (Jeremy Sumpter, be­low left). His re­peated run-ins with the sea dog Hook (Ja­son Isaacs) and his oth­er­worldly ad­ven­tures with the Dar­ling kids feel like an il­lus­trated sto­ry­book come to life. Also star­ring Richard Bri­ers, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lynn Red­grave and Ludivine Sag­nier, this Pan is pure gold. ★★★★

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