Meet Your Mountie

Dudley Do-Right is no George of the Jungle. Despite being based on another cartoon by Jay Ward and starring Brendan Fraser. Dudley Do-Right has always had a bit of a reputation with my family. I saw it when I was 4 and never watched it again. 22 years later I can understand why it was so bad. George of the Jungle has always been a personal favorite of mine, but Dudley Do-Right is just too off-beat to have a movie. Not even with a narrator announcing everything. Dudley Do-Right was once a segment from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

The simple premise saw dimwitted Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right riding his Horse backwards and saving damsel in distress Nell Fenwick from the dastardly villain Snidely Whiplash. Nothing about that screams cinematic potential. Dudley Do-Right starts with a Fractured Fairy Tale that’s honestly better than the entire movie. I appreciate Brendan Fraser, but all he has to work with is painful slapstick. Sarah Jessica Parker is a shallow Nell who never ends up tied to a train track. Even Horse doesn’t stick around for very long.

Only Alfred Molina feels like he’s embracing the ridiculousness of Snidely Whiplash. The movie’s premise has something to do with a gold rush that inserts a lot of Eric Idle in the story. There’s also a cringey amount of Indian jokes and out of place 90’s pop culture references. Eventually the movie kind of gives up on Dudley Do-Right by modernizing everything about him. I have no idea who the target demographic is supposed to be. Dudley Do-Right does wrong in every way.

Dudley Do-Right

Dudley Do-Right on Horse

2 thoughts on “Meet Your Mountie

  1. I like Brendan Fraser, but he can’t hold a candle to the original 60’s cartoon character. Sarah Jessica Parker did look out of place as Nell, didn’t do justice to her talent. I had no idea Alfred Molina played Snidely, that’s pretty cool.

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    1. I honestly have nothing bad to say about Brendan Fraser. I agree that an adaptation to the cartoon would’ve worked out regardless of who played him. Same with Sarah Jessica Parker. Alfred Molina was the only one trying as I said.

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