By James Littleton ‘20

If you’re like most people right now, then you’re probably finding yourself stuck in the house throughout this awful pandemic.

But what if I told you there was a small, very entertaining temporary escape from all the craziness…

That escape is the funny family friendly film “Open Season” on Netflix directed by Jill Culton and Roger Allers.

The movie was released back in 2006 and growing up, I’ve probably seen it upwards of 100 times. Something about the feel and plot always has me back wanting to just watch it again and again.

The film opens with the main character Boog, a 900 pound grizzly bear, getting ready to roar behind a park ranger where he lives; then, ,the ranger turns around and roars just as loud back at Boog.

That park ranger is Beth, Boog’s very best friend. Together they entertain all the tourists that come to the park and have the most fun doing it! They are both on top of the world and extremely happy in the opening.

However, Boog’s life takes a drastic turn when Boog sees a flimsy, one-horned deer named Elliot from one of the hunters. Boog succeeds in an epic chain of events, but ultimately gets both of them tranquilized and sent back into the wild.

This is something Boog has never experienced in his life, so he naturally was pretty shook and didn’t know what to do. After some time, it became clear Boog needed to do something.

So he decided to free a bunch of other animals to help him and Elliot such as Mr. Weenie, the weiner dog; Mcsquizzy, a scottish squirrel; and Giselle, a very pretty female deer.

Together they set out on the hilarious, action packed adventure of getting home and most importantly, flipping the coin on the hunters and making the woods safe for all animals again!