5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Familiar ground, but still entertaining,
This review is from: Over the Hedge (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)
The story drags a bit in the beginning, but by the end, my wife and I ended up enjoying the movie quite a bit. The voice acting was great all around (especially Shatner as a possum prone to playing possum) and the CGI animation is fine.
Much of the movie seemed very familar - especially the set piece at the end which was lifted directly from the $300 episode of Futurama - but like they say, if you're going to steal, steal from the best. Ben Folds music is another highpoint (stick around for his kid friendly rendition of Rockin' the Suburbs).
The extras are pretty good with highlights being extensive footage of the actors performing their lines, an additional cartoon featuring the original cast, and a sneak preview of Jerry Seinfeld's Bee Movie. All in all, I recommend this to fans of animation.