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I enjoy funny movies where the nerdy loser ends up to be the winner. Unfortunately, this movie neither funny nor inspiring. Harland Williams is miscast (he was excellent in other movies), and little in the movie makes much sense. For a film like this to work the hero needs to have redeeming traits, but the Randall character is always trying to blame mishaps on others. So it is not a good film for children either.
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Okay, so this movie is not an amazing film, nor is it deep. However it is
definitely enjoyable. Normally slapstick is not my favorite type of comedy,
seems to work really well especially in the severity of the many situations
crew of "The Pilgrim" (the first manned mission to Mars) finds themselves
The Pilgrim's crew is not your standard NASA crew to space. Well two members
of the crew are, the third member of the crew computer geek Fred Randall
(Harland Williams) found his way on to the crew by only knowledge of the
computer system, and the only man not to be injured during astronaut training. The fourth member is a chimpanzee named Ulysses (Raven), who starts a chain
of events (beginning with getting into the wrong suspended animation chamber) that gets Fred into to trouble with the jealous and high-strung Commander
Overbeck (William Sadler), and making him look rather stupid in front of his
crush Julie Ford (Jessica Lundy).
Despite Fred's antics, and mishaps the mission and movie ends well, as Fred
says: "It's tale as old as time Ulysses. Boy meets girl, boy falls for girl. Boy and girl return to home planet, get a nice little house with a white picket fence."
This movie made me want to kill myself. I loathed every second of it. The only reason why I'm writing anymore about this about this abortion is that IMDb wants at least 10 lines for a review. While watching "Rocketman" I was actually concerned my girlfriend would leave me. Anybody associated with this film should be exiled (if not shot). There is almost nothing redeeming about this film. The only part that was remotely enjoyable was Harland Williams losing it over gefilte fish space paste. Also, the movie ends with the unfunny protagonist getting up in the love interest through dancing upside down (because of artificial gravity). I'm nauseous.
I'm in the minority on this, but I really disliked this film.
I generally like to watch Harland Williams. Typically, he's a fine straight man, but sometimes, his dry wit shows through. In Rocketman, however, he has allowed himself to be reduced to sophomoric antics worthy of any SNL reject (and I say that with all due respect) and appears to belong in a Rob Schneider movie.
Quite frankly, this was too painful to watch. The character wasn't funny. He was pathetically moronic...sad...not funny. This has been heralded as awesome, and hilarious, but neither is this funny, nor is it awe inspiring. It's just stupid, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
I was not entertained, nor was I amused with this film.
It rates a a 1.2/10 from...
the Fiend :.
Jeffrey DeMunn and Beau Bridges are two names that I wouldn't expect to be connected to this farce of a comedy! William Sadler was great as The Grim Reaper in Bill And Ted's 2nd movie, so can be forgiven for this!.....But having heard great things I decided to watch it on British TV. Now apart from the odd piece of bathroom humour there was nothing really to laugh at that had not been attempted before! There are 6 full pages of positive testaments to this film, so I don't expect this to be a popular decision, but I've awarded one point for awful for the first time ever on IMDb.Someone actually compared this movie to "What About Bob"....Blasphemy! If you feel guilty about anything in life you could always watch this film for Lent.
Man this movie was so stupid only kids under the ages of six would appreciate it.I like comedies with wit to them but this crap is witless,Harlan Williams is simply not funny to make you smile you end up wincing at the idea that somehow he made just enough money to pay the rent,but I wouldn't have done this neither I'm sure would have anyone else.The times we live in now don't give too much credence to Jerry Lewis like comedy and that's the truth.We do live in an age of sexism though.The female astronaut was the straight man(person?)in this mess and all knowing while the males were cardboard goofs.The scenery effects of Mars was good that is all that is good about this mess.If Disney wants to make a comedy about going to Mars instead of Harlan Williams they should get Chris Rock and turn him loose.
This film is strictly for children, because anyone over the age of twelve
won't find it even remotely humorous, or entertaining for that matter. It
looks like a movie: it has actors, and dialogue, and lights and makeup
clothes, but something is really missing from this thing. Harland
Williams's only saving grace is that he is slightly less irritating than
Pauly Shore, which really isn't saying much if you've seen "Bio
This movie is strictly for children.
Why is it, that when Hollywood wants to make a children's movie, they immediately jump to the conclusion that it has to be childish? You can make perfectly good children's movies that people over the age of six can watch, too, you know. Just look at The Neverending Story, or several of Disney's productions. This movie just does everything wrong. Instead of doing good humor, they settle for some cheap slapstick comedy, coupled with gross-out comedy, and to add that final flavor of crap, some childish comedy. The main character is in no way likable, not even the least bit; he's annoying, a jerk, a retard, he has the social skills of an infant and worst of all, he keeps destroying things beyond repair, only to blame it on someone else(on a similar note; am I the only one who thinks that "it wasn't me" is ripped from Steve Urkel's "did I do that?" or Bart Simpson's "I didn't do it"? Lastly, both of those catchphrases are far superior and much more entertaining than the one from this lame movie). The 'love' story is unlikely and obviously just thrown in to take up screen-time and to not disappoint that little group of emotionally disturbed people who can't watch a movie that doesn't end with the unlikely hero winning the girl, no matter how ludicrous a case it is. The plot is about as nonsensical as they come, and is merely put together to allow for plenty of painfully unfunny "comedy" scenes. The characters are clichés. The acting is so far below average that it's ridiculous. Everything about this movie is lame and unfunny. Pity, too, because Dumb and Dumber proved that Harland Williams can be funny, if only mildly. In this he's just juvenile and annoying. I wouldn't even recommend this to kids, as it's simply so bad. The special effects look hideous, too, and are really directly embarrassing to professional movie-making. This could have been made in the 60's, and it would have looked better. The humor is childish and lame, there wasn't one single moment throughout the runtime where I as much as smiled at a joke or gag. The jokes and gags are forced and try way too hard to be funny, and just end up looking embarrassing to the cast and the filmmakers, who, surely, can do better than this pitiful waste of time and energy. The runtime is barely 90 minutes, yet it's incredibly hard to sit through. I urge you, please, avoid this like the plague. It's more bad than you can possibly believe. I recommend this to no one, not even kids; well, actually, if you're a parent and you need your kid to leave you alone for about 90 minutes, put this on, and just avoid even catching a glimpse of it. That's the only possible use I can come up with for this unbelievably bad "movie". If you do have it, if you rented it on VHS or DVD, I only have one suggestion(apart from the above mentioned one and of course returning it as soon as humanly possible); fast-forward about 45 minutes into the film, where there is played a good, old-fashioned rock song, something 60's or 70's, I'd guess. That's the one redeeming quality of this film, and it's not even enough to bring the rating up from the lowest score of one. 1/10
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