Movies In My Collection #180: The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

All right, folks, its time to finally talk about The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania, the movie that everybody apparently thinks is stupider than the Surf’s Up WWE movie that came out earlier in the year. But is it? Let’s find out:

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Blast off to adventure in this animated feature where our favorite space-age family, The Jetsons, meet the superstars of WWE. When George unearths WWE’s Big Show, who has been frozen for 100 years, the futuristic face-o begins. Once thawed, Big Show wastes no time in taking the WWE belt from the current robot champ as well as taking total control of Orbit City. It’s up to The Jetsons to travel back in time and enlist help from WWE’s brightest stars: Sheamus, Alicia Fox, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and the Uso brothers. Can this cosmic tag-team prevail and set this twisted time-warp straight? Tune in and see with The Jetsons and WWE.

In other words, it’s Space Jam…..yes….it is literally the plot of Space Jam, minus the live-action, replace the Looney Tunes with The Jetsons, and replace the NBA with the WWE, this is literally Space Jam with the Jetsons.

And guess what, it’s even more ridiculous and stupider than the plot of Space Jam is if you could believe that and this does not have the guilty pleasure quality of Space Jam at all.

BUT….it does have redeemable things about it that make it somewhat watchable.

The animation is decent, it definitely looks like the cartoon brought into a whole new generation.

The voice work is good, Jeff Bergman still does a really good George Jetson 27 years after he took over the role in Jetsons: The Movie and I would say that compared to past and recent portrayals of Fred Flintstone and Bugs Bunny, Bergman’s George Jetson is near identical to the first time he played him in the 90s. Grey Griffin does a nice job as Jane, Trevor Devall, who also does the voice of Rocket Raccoon in the animated Guardians Of The Galaxy series on Disney 😄 did a surprisingly good job as Elroy, Danica McKellar, Winnie from The Wonder Years, did a decent job as Judy, Tress MacNeille does a really good Rosie The Robot, the only one that distracted me a bit was Frank Welker doing the voice of Astro, mostly because Welker’s Astro sounded way too much like Scooby Doo. Don Messick at least was able to split the differences in voices between Astro and Scooby Doo but when I heard Welker’s Astro in this, all I could think to myself is “that’s Scooby Doo”, and don’t get me wrong Welker’s a talented voice actor but I would think he would’ve tried a little harder to distance the voices of Astro and Scooby Doo so they don’t sound the same.

As far as the WWE wrestlers in this, everybody is aware of what they are in, they are having a ball working with the material given to them, especially Big Show, he’s giving a good over the top performance in this and the rest of the wrestlers in this are having some fun with the material they’ve got here.

There’s some chuckles here and there but never anything that truly makes you laugh out loud hard.

Other than that, this is kind of mediocre. The best I can say is that it’s mercifully short at 81 minutes long and it’s clearly meant to not be something more than just a cashgrab not just for WWE fans but for people who liked The Jetsons cartoons. I mean, the Flintstones WWE one from two years ago made more sense than this one did and fit more in the spirit of the original series and was kind of fun to watch. Though to be fair, this is more enjoyable than the Surf’s Up WWE sequel we got earlier this year, that one makes even less sense than the Jetsons one does.

Also, what is going on with the WWE and crossing over with all these cartoon characters recently? First, Scooby Doo, then Flintstones, then Scooby Doo again, then Surf’s Up, and now The Jetsons. I really would not be surprised if Tom & Jerry or the Looney Tunes got in on the action and did a WWE crossover film. I mean, for god’s sake, Tom & Jerry has done crossovers with The Wizard Of Oz and soon, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, don’t be that shocked if we get a Tom & Jerry WWE movie pretty soon.

The Jetsons & WWE is just meh, it’s like a watered down version of Space Jam with a lackluster story, not enough laughs, some good animation and a solid voice cast and it is mercifully short. If you really wanna see it, wait for it to appear on Cartoon Network in a couple of months but I wouldn’t suggest you pay $15 for it like I did.

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The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-Wrestlemania

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