The story drags on like a two hour lecture on fertilizer, which is fitting because the writing is pure crap. These characters are lacking in every sense of the word (especially when it comes to humor), and thereís absolutely no chemistry between them. Not that it would have made much of a difference, the cast was atrocious and overacted to the point of nausea, especially the douchebag from hell Nigel. Had I been on that raft, Iíd have gone TALENTED MR. RIPLEY on his ass with one of those oars. I mean I can understand director Ellory Elkayemís idea of casting his film with a worthless throwaway bunch to cut the budget, but damn was this thing horrible (I guess I shouldnít be surprised, considering Elkayemís last two flick were RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 4 and 5).
The CGI was no treat either, consisting of a humming bird and an army of squirrels. If the monkeys from KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL pissed you off, these squirrels will no doubt make your blood boil. I was certainly seeing red. I was also a bit iffy about earth childís condo in the woods. Iím supposed to believe they made that!? It looks like they flew in Mike Holmes to pimp the place out for them. And speaking of the woods, Hal Gore? I couldnít believe what I was hearing. Did you know squirrel farts are the cause of global warming? Me neither. Letís never mention this again.
From start to finish WITHOUT A PADDLE: NATUREíS CALLING is not only a let down of epic proportions, but a complete and utter waste of time. Everything about it was either stolen from the original, sucked squirrel nuts, or simply made me blush with shame. And worst of all, this movie isnít funny. I expected some flaws here, but ďflawedĒ only begins to scratch the surface. The only good thing to come of this is the knowledge I can help further my boy Jason Adamís AWFULLY GOOD collection with a new entry. Other than that, donít waste your money. This time around, these guys shouldíve STAYED lost.
Furious Nuts: An unfunny attempt to explain the squirrels. A true insult to anyone with half a brain.
Treehouse Tales: A quick three minute look into both treehouse sets. It took the combined efforts of two interior decorators to bring them to life. I can see why business is slow.
Gag Reel: I know what youíre thinking, how can a five minute gag reel from an uninteresting comedy be funny? Simple, itís not.
Deleted Scenes: Four scenes. A combined total of one minute, sixteen seconds. Why bother?