Movie Review: Open Season 3

Open Season 3 Trailer

Open Season 3 Summary

One spring morning several years after the events of the previous film, Boog awakens after hibernation and plans an annual guys’ trip to spend time with his male best friends. Unfortunately, Elliot has distanced himself from Boog since he had started a family with Giselle. They are now the parents of three children: Gisela, Giselita, and Elvis (with Boog now being the honorary uncle). Boog is disappointed that everyone else wants to spend time with their families (especially since he does not have a mate of his own), which makes him go on the guys trip by himself with Dinkleman; however, this soon leads him to a Russian traveling circus called the Maslova Family Circus.

While at the circus, Boog meets Doug, a lazy, self-centered, mean, scruffy grizzly bear who is unable to perform circus tricks and is tired of performing in the circus on the sidelines. He craves recognition as a full-fledged king of the forest, the ruler of the wildlife. Hatching a plan, Doug lies to his best friend Alistair that he won’t forget his help and convinces Boog to switch his life in the forest for Doug’s place at the circus. Boog accepts the offer, unaware of Doug’s scam.

Meanwhile, Boog falls madly in love with Ursa, a female grizzly bear who was born in Russia and can effortlessly walk on a tightrope, juggle, and dance (which Boog finds to be “bearvana”), but has no luck convincing her that he isn’t Doug. Ursa dares Boog to prove to her that he isn’t Doug by climbing up the high wire. Boog accepts and does so, but to his surprise, Ursa reveals that she knew he wasn’t Doug the moment he rode the unicycle, as Doug was incapable of doing so, though it wasn’t for nothing: Boog still had to be punished for juggling a dog. When Boog and Ursa begin working together, they obtain much more as a harmonious duet than it might seem at first glance. Meanwhile, Doug arrives at the forest and disguise himself as Boog by pushing his scruffy fur back with mud.

However, Mr. Weenie, a reformed Fifi, Roberto, and various other pets, including a newcomer named Nate, spot Boog on a TV commercial for the circus and Doug treating the animals like slaves. Believing the performances in the commercial are attempts to kill Boog, they escape and try to rescue him, only to be caught by a gas station employee. They escape again, this time using Bob and Bobbie’s RV to get to the circus. That night, the wilds arrive at the Maslova Family Circus, where they meet up with Mr. Weenie and the other pets and execute the plan. They want Boog to return home, but he does not want to leave Ursa. Suddenly, Doug arrives, apologizes to Boog for tricking him, and reunites with Alistair, realizing what he had done before he escaped. While Doug performs with Alistair, Elliot tells Boog that he can stay at the circus if he wants to. Torn between his forest friends and Ursa, Boog invites her to live with them in the forest, and Ursa accepts.

The next morning, Ursa begins to enjoy her new life in the forest and ultimately becomes Boog’s mate and the honorary aunt of Elliot and Giselle’s kids. Finally, Boog, Elliot, and their male friends go on their guys’ trip and sing part of Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.” Elsewhere, Mr. Weenie and the pets travel to Devils Tower with Bob and Bobbie as the couple begin searching for aliens, and the circus begins its long journey back to Russia. In the ending credits, Doug and Alistair reveal a slideshow of themselves enjoying their tour around the world as they make their way back home.

Open Season 3 Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Still don’t enjoy these films but the littles do, so there’s that. Its decent enough to put on for a distraction.

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