"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of Afro-American movies, for instance "Boyz N the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society"... See full summary »
Tracey Cherelle Jones
The boys return from jail to find the park has deteriorated, with a brand new park being created beside it. They attempt a series of get rich quick schemes and robberies, while a freshly drunk Lahey threatens to derail their plans.
A sequel titled "Reno 911!: S.O.S" was written before the film's release, centered around flashbacks between the start of the Lt. Dangle-led squad and a modern-day storyline involving a plane crash and an escaped serial killer, but the so-so performance of this film led Fox to pass on the project. See more »
When Wiegel and Raineesha are talking to Terry on the boardwalk, a muscular body-builder can be seen walking toward the camera. He disappears when the camera cuts to a different angle. See more »
There are 3 short scenes after the credits: Jim and Travis playing with their metal detectors, Jim and Travis X-Raying luggage at the airport, and Travis talking to the camera while driving his patrol car. See more »
I actually enjoy the show and was very unsure about how it could be translated into a movie, so my expectations were not terribly high initially. Then I read one of the reviews on here that said that the movie was much less funny than the show, and overall rather disappointing. After that, my expectations were even lower, so I was pretty much expecting a dud when I went in.
I see what people were saying about it being strange that they tried to shove a plot into what should essentially be series of skits, but contrary to the reviews I've read, I thought it worked just fine. If anything, the cliché terror-attack plot paired with the cliché drug-lord plot were just meant to be a throwaway satire of the kinds of awful plots some franchises have to create in order to be translated into a feature film format ("over-the-top" action "worthy" of the big screen). If anything it just provided for some completely ridiculous scenarios that this viewer found quite entertaining.
As far as the cameos, yeah, they remove you from what shred of "reality" was left in this reality TV parody, but I felt like they worked. For one thing, minus the Rock and Danny DeVito, most of the cameos were not necessarily people everyone is going to recognize. Half the theater was asking "who's that?" when members of Stella showed up, or when someone from Upright Citizen's Brigade was on the screen. But for people who've loved the work of these semi-famous comedians over the years, their presence was a bonus. Not to mention it made the film into an effort by the whole Comedy Central family, which was kind of endearing.
Anyway, going in with low expectations and trying not to take it seriously (it is a comedy, after all), you should have a good time viewing this.
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