Three middle-schoolers take on greedy land developers, corrupt politicians, and clueless cops in the mystery adventure HOOT based on Carl Hiaasen's Newbery Honor-winning book. Produced by Jimmy Buffett, Frank Marshall (Seabiscuit, Signs) and Walden Media (The Chronicles of Narnia, Holes), HOOT revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls. Determined to protect his new environment, the boy and his friends fight to prevent the adults from making a big mistake.
The kids experience nature genre really peaked with Ernest Goes to Camp, and it's been downhill ever since. Nobody sings to a snapping turtle quite like the late Jim Varney. Instead, we have kids protecting nature movies, and that's not nearly as much fun. Nature doesn't need your help kids, nature is vicious and full of poison ivy.
This April, the movie Hoot will give kids and nature a go anyway, by throwing them in a movie where they fight to protect the wildly overrated endangered owl. Has any woodland creature gotten more undeserved credit that this thing? Nobody says "wise as a wolverine". Maybe we should. Those little bastards are up to something.
More Hoot info from Cinema Blend News (BNN)
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