“The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!” Delivers on Nostalgia and Fun – DVD Review
The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! is an enjoyable mashup of two franchises that you should watch if you’re a fan of both or either. It’s available on Digital HD right now, and on DVD tomorrow!
I have nothing against mashups as long as they are fun. This isn’t the first time Warner Bros. Animation has teamed up with WWE Studios. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery was released back in 2014. It was followed by The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! in 2015, and then Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon in 2016. Now, we have The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! in 2017, which I’ve been looking forward to.
The plot is simple enough to follow. Big Show gets frozen on his way to beat Sheamus. His frozen body is found 100 years later by George Jetson when he visits Earth’s surface for a project. It was fun to see Big Show trying to make sense of the future. The thing he doesn’t like is that robots fight in the WWE instead of humans. He quickly beats them all up and decides to take over the universe. The people in the future live a comfortable life so city-wide domination was easy enough for Big Show.
To save their present, the Jetsons decide to go back into the past to get help from WWE superstars. I liked how both Judy and Elroy played a role in the plan. Judy was able to share her knowledge regarding WWE superstars from the past, and Elroy’s time traveling equation worked.
Seeing the Jetsons in the past was a lot of fun. For them, the humans living 100 years ago had primitive technology. They even stepped on a sidewalk hoping that it’ll start moving by itself. However, a lesson that they did learn from the past was how people had to do everything themselves, and that passion went a long way in achieving something. If The Jetsons is ever rebooted I wouldn’t mind seeing them travel to our present and trying to make sense of things.
The Jetsons ended up recruiting Roman Reigns, Alicia Fox, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, the Uso Brothers, and Vince McMahon to help take down Big Show. There’s a lot of comedy and kid-friendly fight sequences to enjoy. I especially liked all of Rosie’s scenes, which made me remember why she was one of my favorite characters from the show.
There’s a lot of nostalgia for people who grew up with The Jetsons. The opening sequence brought back a lot of memories as well as Mr. Spacely’s temper. Even if you aren’t familiar with the current WWE superstars, you’ll enjoy Robo-WrestleMania because of the characters. Also, kudos to showing Alicia Fox’s impressive wrestling moves even if she was the only female WWE superstar in the film. She definitely held her own in front of the robots.
The real WWE superstars voice their animated characters, and it’s so fun to see them playing over-the-top versions of themselves. Vince also made a reference to the Scooby-Doo! animated crossovers which I liked.
Coming to The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! DVD release, the quality was good. The DVD has been presented with an anamorphic widescreen 1.78 aspect ratio. There are a lot of bright colors in the film which the DVD handles very well. It also includes a Dolby Digital 5.1 track, ensuring that the dialogue is clear. The offered subtitles are in English SDH, French, and Spanish.
The special features you can enjoy are: Welcome to Orbit City, The Dangers of Button-Pushing, and The Jetsons: My Favorite Memories of the Future. There are also 3 Bonus Cartoons titled, ‘Rosie the Robot’, ‘Jetson’s Night Out’ and ‘The Coming of Astro’.
All in all, whether you’re familiar with WWE or not, The Jetsons and WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! Is a fun little movie that delivers on humor and nostalgia. You can own this title right now on Digital HD, and on DVD on March 14th. The social hashtag is #JetsonsWWE if you want to join the fun.
Furthermore, there’s also a Boomerang streaming service coming up which will allow you to watch all the old The Jetsons episodes and more.
Have you watched The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!? What did you think? Let us know.
Note: I received a review copy from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The opinions are my own.
Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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