Behold the greatest animated epic ever made! A tour de force that encapsulates two amazing concepts into one memorable viewing experience that makes Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life look like The Room by comparison, if you only have the opportunity to see one movie based on two classic cartoon series from the 1960s, this is the one to see: The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones.
Blending good-natured humor with satirical whimsy, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is a probing look at the family unit and its place within our own historical sphere. When Elroy Jetson screwy time machine accidentally switches his family and the Flintstones into each other’s worlds, it’s a commentary on the strength of togetherness as a means of survival no matter where you may be. And it’s darn hilarious, too!
Imagine your family being dropped into a difference century or socioeconomic environment. How would you band together to survive, adapt, and live in this newfound environment? The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones analyzes this question with comedic candor and an undercurrent of seriousness that enables us to see what this animated tale truly wants us to see.
And what does it want us to see? Based on your own perspectives and experiences you may ascertain elements and themes different from me. But what I see is a film that showcases the power of the family unit and its ability to overcome and thrive no matter what life throws at it. Yes, we may not be switched from the space age to the prehistoric era, but the truth displayed in this film about the power and resilience of family is definitely clear.
This groundbreaking film features two iconic animated TV families that have entertained generations of children and adults. We can see ourselves in at least one character in the Jetsons/Flintstones universe, be it George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro, Rosie, Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty, Dino, or a host of supporting characters.
Don’t let the animated humor fool you. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones is a stunningly poignant film that is more than a mere cartoon. It’s an allegory for family strength and survival despite the odds.
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