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Updated on April 17, 2014


Director: Lawrence Kasanoff

Writers: Lawrence Kasanoff, Joshua Wexler, Brent V. Friedman, Rebecca Swanson, Sean Catherine, Derek

Voice Cast: Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Eva Longoria, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Kattan, Wayne Brady, Greg Ellis, Martin Klebba, Daniel Franzese, Adam Hunter, Harvey Fierstein

Synopsis: Dex, a superdog sleuth, is the law of the land when the world's most recognized brands take on the forces of evil and the devilish Brand X.

MPAA Rating: Rated PG for rude and suggestive content, innuendo and language

Stevennix2001's Rating:

2.0/ 10


- Voice acting wasn't terrible. Shame the voice actors weren't given better dialogue to work with.

- Good movie to make fun of


- Terrible CGI animation

- Poorly developed story

- Characters are stereotypes of a million other characters you've might've seen before.

- Arm movements to convey emotions instead of facial features is downright weird, and awkward

- Pointless nonsensical puns and sexual innuendos that add nothing to the story

- Too many plot holes that don't make any sense

- Poorly developed characters

- The story is too predictable

- Follows every cliche in the book

- Racist and sexist jokes

- Various sexual innuendos give the appearance that this is more along the lines of a fetish movie

- Nonsensical puns

- Poorly written dialogue

- No clear consistency in how this world works

- Jokes aren't funny

- Fart jokes that are more gross than funny

- People that are deemed less attractive are often the butt of jokes in this film, and they're portrayed as either being gross, or just plain stupid.

- Mediocre set up for a mystery story

Nobody better lay a finger on my butterfinger if you'll excuse me...lets peanut butter and jam our way out of this shall we...

Over the years, I've seen a lot of crappy movies; especially since I've started reviewing them on hubpages. However, this one really takes the cake. Not only is "Foodfight!" an utter piece of crap, but it's arguably one of the worst animated films that I've ever had the dishonor of seeing.

Like "Wreck-It Ralph", this film was meant to be a fantasy story that featured various cameos from iconic characters that many of us might be familiar with. But in "Foodfight's" case, it was featuring commercial product icons like Mr. Clean, twinkie the kid, the bubble yum guy, and etc; versus video game icons. Also, this film was originally meant to be released in 2002, but it got pushed back to 2012 because of production delays.

One fun little fact for you readers out there. This film cost about sixty five million dollars to make; excluding marketing costs. Now, to help put that into perspective for you folks, "Toy Story" was made for a mere thirty million dollars, yet the animation in that movie was far superior to the CGI in "Foodfight!" Hell, Dreamworks spent sixty million making the first "Shrek" film, yet "Foodfight!" has the crappy CGI rendering that you would find in a 2000 version of a Sims game.

Not only is the animation simply horrendous, but the characters don't look alive at all. If anything, they have zero facial expressions to show any real emotion. Plus, the animators seemed to have used motion capturing for the characters' arms to move around awkwardly, whenever they speak. I'm guessing the animators felt that the characters could show more emotion using their arms rather than facial expressions, but it just comes out as weird and unnatural.

Not to mention, the female characters rarely ever move their eyes, and they practically don't even make eye contact with the other characters. Therefore, this begs me to the heck did this movie cost sixty five million dollars to make? Did the actors really demand that much money? Or did the companies that allowed this movie to use their icons ask for too much money? Oh well, maybe the producers of this film were laundering the money because they obviously didn't use it on the animation, as that's for damn sure.

The characters aren't even interesting either, as they're mostly stereotypes that you've seen a million times before. Not to mention the entire story itself is filled is nonsensical puns and sexual innuendos that are just downright stupid.

Seriously, whenever you think the bad puns and sexual innuendos can't get any worse, they will prove you wrong every time. In fact, the main character, Dex (Charlie Sheen) is especially guilty of bad puns in this film. Sure, some of his puns might make sense, in context to certain scenes, like when he says, "It's time to banana split out of my club." And then he'll say a pun that makes zero sense like "Let's peanut butter and jam out of here."

Of course, that's not the biggest issue with this movie. No, no, gets worse... Not only is "Foodfight!" a badly rendered CGI animated feature, but it's also more of a fetish film as well. The main character, Dex, is a character that has a dog face, and a body of a human. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Sunshine Goodness (Hilary Duff), is a furry, who looks more like a human girl, but she has cat ears on the top of her head.

And, don't even get me started on the villain of this movie, as Lady X (Eva Longoria) dons a sexy school girl and dominatrix outfit that would make even the kinkiest of people out there blush. Take in mind, that's barely even scratching the surface of it.

Plus, there's a plethora of fart jokes in this movie that would only appeal to five year old kids, but I don't know if I would call this a kid movie considering all the sexual innuendos. Granted, they are subtle enough to where most kids probably won't understand them, but they are rather obvious.

As for the story, it's very nonsensical, and lacks any kind of cohesive narrative. For starters, their world is called Marketropolis Marketplace. That's arguably the most redundant title that I've ever freaking heard for anything. From what I can tell, it seems like the filmmakers were going for sort of a "Wreck-It Ralph" theme here.

During the day, the place seems like your average run of the mill grocery store. But at night, all the grocery products come alive within their own little world that the humans are oblivious about. Now, this set up would be good, but here's the problem. It lacks any kind of clear consistency on how their world works in contrast to the human world. At least in "Wreck-It Ralph", there were a set of defined rules about how their world operated. Here, it's unclear how it even works.

For starters, the human representative selling brand x into the marketplace is somehow able to enter into the ike's world (short for iconic characters such as Twinkie the kid and etc), yet other humans can't. Another thing that bothers me is how is it that when Dex and his partner leave their world to come into our own that nobody notices them? Granted, you can argue that maybe we can't see them, but why is it later on that Lady X implies that people in the human world were able to see her? Even though she's a freaking Ike? Again, this movie lacks any kind of consistency on how it works that it's downright confusing.

Overall, the jokes are lame, and unfunny. The animation is crap, and the story is so stupid that you'd swear the writers were on drugs or something when they wrote the script for this film, as that's only logical way to explain it.

In fact, I feel sorry for most of the actors in this film, as you can tell they try to make the best of it with such a horrendously written script. And to make matters worse, there's even a few racist visual jokes as well. Ranging from a mentally challenged hyperactive squirrel voiced by Wayne Brady, to a giant nose snot sneezing Jewish doctor that overreacts to everything. Hell, they even take a shot at ugly people too. Making ugly people in this movie come off as either being gross, or just downright stupid.

Not to mention the fact that this film is extremely predictable, and follows almost every cliche in the book. That has to be pretty sad considering that a cartoon show like "Scooby Doo: Where are you?" had a budget of a ham sandwich, yet even that show could produce a better mystery set up than "Foodfight!"

Like "The Room", this film is so freaking p*** poor awful that it's surprisingly funny to watch if only to see how utterly bad it is Sure, the jokes in this film are lame as hell, but it's funny because of how horrendously stupid it is. It's one of those rare films that's so freaking bad that it's actually kind of good.

Hence, if you're one of these movie fans that loves to make fun of crappy films, then you'll definitely love "Foodfight!", as it gives you plenty to work with. However, if you're looking for a movie that's actually good, then you'll only be wasting your time with this one.

© 2014 Steven Escareno


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    • Stevennix2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Escareno 

      4 years ago

      lol. that's definitely a possibility.

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      Jennifer Chen 

      4 years ago

      It may have been made to launder money for Charlie Sheen?

    • Stevennix2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Escareno 

      4 years ago


      Yeah, i heard about that too. I know some critics are saying that allegedly part of the reason why this film was delayed was because someone tried to steal the film from this movie. Therefore, they had to retinker and reword a lot of scenes.

      Although, it kind of makes me wonder how this film would've turned out if the original hadn't been stolen, but I think you're right. Whoever, reworked this movie really did a half ass job on it.

      Anyways, thanks for stopping by.

      @sparkley finger

      No problem, and thanks for stopping by. I'm glad i could be of service.

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      Lynsey Harte 

      4 years ago from Glasgow

      Great hub- nice and honest, and will save me wasting some time to watch it lol voted up and useful! :-)

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      Keith Abt 

      4 years ago from The Garden State

      I had read about this movie some time ago but didn't know it had been released. From what I understand it sat on a shelf half finished for several years because the studio making it went bankrupt. Judging from your review here, it sounds like whoever picked it up did a half assed job of completing it and just threw it out there.

    • Stevennix2001 profile imageAUTHOR

      Steven Escareno 

      4 years ago

      Yeah, kind of surprising that even the animation in "Toy Story" is vastly superior than the cgi we see in this film, and toy story had half the budget that this movie had going for it too. that's just sad.

      Anyways, thanks for stopping by to read my review.

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      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      This movie sounds like a mess! Before this hub I'd never even heard of it. And you're right, from what I saw of the clip you added, the animation does look very low budget.


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