Herald rating: * *

Running time: 90 mins

Rental: Now

Review: Ewan McDonald

Turn the parrot (wasn't that a clock in the original series?) back to those prehistoric days when Fred Flintstone (Mark Addy, The Full Monty) and Barney Rubble (Stephen Baldwin) started their first jobs at the quarry.

Meanwhile Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston, 3rd Rock From The Sun) doesn't want to marry Chip Rockefeller, the millionaire that her mother (Joan Collins) has chosen for her.

Wilma quits her rich neighborhood to work in the Bronto King drive-in with Betty O'Shale (Jane Krakowski) and soon the two have met Fred and Barney.

The foursome heads off for a weekend in Rock Vegas where jealous Chip (Thomas Gibson) lurks, trying to get his hands on the Slaghoople fortune.


Kids might like it over the holidays. For anyone over 12, it's going to be like sleeping through the dinosaurs.