Summary: I have no idea why you would want to pick this inferior sequel up when there are some fine higher-budget efforts out there at the same time. I suspect this one will soon end up in the $1 bins, and that’s how it will end up in most of the homes it gets to. I understand the reason behind sequels. I also understand that this is a business that has as its first objective to make a profit. What we have here is material simply for material’s sake.
Conclusion: I chuckled three times. At least that was three times more than I chuckled during 'Alpha and Omega.' Still, 'Open Season 3' is just so tedious, unfunny, and dull. There are plenty of other options out there for parents to let their kids watch. Please, just let them watch anything else. Anything. This is for sure one to avoid. Good disc, bad flick.
Excerpt: Boog, Elliot and all their forest friends return with an all-new adventure that is their fastest and furriest yet - this time in a big top circus! When Boog's buddies can't make their annual guys-only getaway, he decides to take a trip by himself. Stumbling across a visiting circus, Boog switches places with a look-alike circus grizzly and takes over his part in the act. But when the circus decides to go back to Russia, it's a race against time for Elliot, McSquizzy, Mr.
Excerpt: The Film The three ring circus started with Open Season and Open Season 2 . And perhaps the third time's a charm in Open Season 3, a straight-to-video romp about a bear and his friends, now on Blu-ray. The bear Boog is depressed about going on a "guys' trip" all alone and runs off to join the circus. His buddies in the forest as well as his more domesticated friends of the canine and feline persuasion realize the danger and come together to rescue Boog. That lucky bear.
Pros: Actors: Nika Futterman, Matthew W. Taylor, Andre Sogluizzo, Danny Mann, Karley Scott Collins, Director: Cody Cameron, Audio Languages: English, French, Portuguese 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1, Number of Discs: 2 (Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, Rating: PG, Studio: Sony Pictures, Release Date: January 25, 2011, Run Time: 74 minutes, List Price: $38.96, Extras: Progression Reel Boog's Cannon Blast game I...
Conclusion: Overall, 'Open Season' is a solid 3D release that kids should enjoy. The movie features very good video and audio plus a nice collection of special features. Unfortunately, adults probably won't enjoy this movie very much since, truthfully, the humor is a bit childish. If you have children, this movie comes recommended, but for adult viewers a rental would probably be best.
Conclusion: Open Season 3 is no great shakes, but for a direct to video outing as part of a floundering franchise? It's not half bad. Sure it was probably written at warp speed and the animation doesn't seem greatly improved in the few years since the original's release, but it's good enough to keep the kids entertained and to bring a few smiles to wary parents' faces.