The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 family-romantic comedy film and prequel to The Flintstones (film), also based on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The film was set before the Flintstones and Rubbles were married and had kids. The film received mostly negative reviews and was a box-office bomb. The film was released on April 28, 2000. The film stars Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnson, and Jane Krakowski.
Young bachelors and best friends, Fred and Barney share a trailer together while unsuccesssfully trying to find girlfriends. Meanwhile, Wilma Slaghoople is living in a mansion with her control-freak mother, Pearl and making her marry Chip Rockfeller. Wilma runs away to a Bronto King, where she meets Betty as Betty mistakens Wilma for a "caveless" person and offers to share her apartment with her and gets Wilma a job at the restaurant. Fred and Barney eat at Bronto King for dinner and smitten the girls and manage them to go with each other. As Barney goes with Wilma and Fred goes out with Betty, but Fred switches with Wilma and Barney goes out with Betty. As Chip devised a plan for Wilma to leave Fred by inviting the four couples to stay at a resort in Rock Vegas.
- Mark Addy as Fred Flintstone
- Steohen Baldwin as Barney Rubble
- Kristen Johnson as Wilma Flintstone
- Jane Krakowski as Betty Rubble
- Alan Cumming as The Great Gazoo
- Thomas Gibson as Chip Rockfeller
- Joan Collins as Pearl Slaghoople
Much like the first film, reviews for Viva Rock Vegas were mostly negative. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 28 out of 72 critics gave the film positive reviews, with the overall score being 25%. Metacritic gave the film a 27 out of 100 from 26 reviews, indicating "Generally unfavorable reviews."
The film was selected to receive four Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Supporting Actress, and Worst Remake or Sequel, with three being lost to Battlefield Earth, Barry Pepper, and Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, with the supporting actress award going to Kelly Preston.
Viva Rock Vegas was also notable for earning $59,468,275 on an $83 million budget, making it one of the biggest box office bombs, unlike the first film, which had a $358.5 million gross.