Barnyard — the review’s up!

My review of Barnyard: The Original Party Animals is now up at CT Movies.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16523924901590233206 Greg Wright

    FWIW: There ARE bulls in the film. It’s as if Oedekerk believes that cows are a different species than bulls (though there are no female bulls).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07395937367596387523 Peter T Chattaway

    Huh, I don’t remember any bulls, and when I used my “no bulls” line on a colleague immediately after the screening, he didn’t correct me on that point. I guess that’s one more reason why I don’t like writing up films after seeing them only once.

    BTW, did you see the words “The Original Party Animals” anywhere on the screen? I had heard beforehand that that was the full title of the film, so I was kind of on the alert for that when I saw it, but when the word “Barnyard” appeared on the screen in the opening credits, the subtitle wasn’t there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16523924901590233206 Greg Wright

    No, I did not see TOPA anywhere. But there were at least three distinct scenes in which bulls (with horns and rings in noses) appeared. I don’t think any of them were speaking parts, though.

    By the time I actually saw a bull, I nearly fell out of my seat because I’d already gotten to the point of thinking, “Bull = Cow With Male Voice” in Oedekerk land.

    I wrote up a commentary piece about the issue for LC, and hope Jeffrey gets it posted soon.


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