THE FLINTSTONES is the most faithful of all the film recreations of 60s TV shows, but is fidelity to a cartoon knock-off of "The Honeymooners" really a virtue? Rarely has more high-powered movie technology been deployed to achieve such frivolous ends. Kids seem to love it, while
sophisticated viewers may find it enchanting, appalling, or both.
Smarmy executive Cliff Vandercave (Kyle MacLachlan) plans to embezzle big bucks from the Slate Gravel Company by framing a gullible working stiff promoted from the gravel pit. Engagingly oafish Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) fits the bill. He becomes a V.P. and has to fire his pal Barney Rubble
(Rick Moranis), a new adop...