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I can only describe this movie as that, totally ridiculous.
Almost every single scene just got wackier and wackier than the previous one.
I kept thinking, "I can't imagine somebody reading this script and green-lighting it. Who would possibly have the balls to finance this?"
Still though, it ended up being extremely entertaining, and the ridiculousness worked out in it's favor.
Thinking about it, without the ridiculousness, the plot of Land of the Lost would only lend itself to a very stupid comedy. At least with the ridiculousness, you were constantly entertained.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall was hysterical, but this was not.
I generally like all the guys in this, but Paul Rudd's character was just so annoying.
He would ruin all the funny moments by acting awkward and faggy.
It was basically his gay Ben Stiller impersonation.
The best thing this had going for it, aside from a great ensemble of characters, was Lou Ferrigno, and even he was not used to his potential.
I fully hope that the guys that make this will be slightly more self critical before releasing their next movie.
No joke. After watching this movie I was left with the feeling of
incredulation that I live in the same country as the evangelical
Christians portrayed in this film. I'll admit that the filmmakers
definitely take many pot shots and sucker punches at the Christians,
but the Christians didn't make it very difficult to do.
I seriously view the way these poor, innocent children are brought up by their wholly insane parents and adult figures as a form of child abuse akin to neo-Nazis instilling racist beliefs on their children
Of course I'm sure both groups would think the same about how my parents raised me.
Great subject, great editing, all set over the backdrop of hysterically bad Christian Rock.
And I don't just mean the posters and previews. I extend that campaign to include the amazing reviews that it can't possibly have garnered on it's own. I went into this thinking that this would be the greatest movie of all time and it was not. It was an OK/good movie. There were lots of slow parts and some cheesiness. If I went in there expecting it to suck I would have been pleasantly surprised. It's not the "evolution of film-making" or whatever they're saying. If shooting in front of green and blue screens were the evolution of film-making, then Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow would have been "the evolution of film-making". Not that I saw that, but it did it first.
Let's break this down into the "positive" and "potentially negative if
you're a glass is half empty type"
"Potentially negative if you're a glass is half empty type"
- Perceived length - First of all let me just say, I can't believe that the run-time of this movie is only 90 minutes. If you sit down to watch it, you'll swear it was 2 ½ hours long.
- Overall quality - The budget looks pretty slim.
- Fart jokes - If you hate the stupidity of Beavis and Butthead you'll hate Bob and Doug.
- Soundtrack - Horrible theme song, absolutely horrible.
- Perceived length - You'll swear the movie is 2 ½ hours long. There is so much going on and the plot is so intricate, albeit borrowed. It ends up feeling like about 4 different movies combined into one.
- Brotherhood hilarity - This perfectly captures the interactions of young siblings and/or close friends, especially the larger and smaller dynamic. I mean come on, who has never been "steamrolled" as a child?
- Beer drinking - If you want something to make drinking beer seem more exciting, watch this movie. For an added bonus, try the Strange Brew drinking game while watching the movie.
- Repeat watchings As with any favorite movie, Strange Brew lends itself to repeated watchings where subtleties and nuances that were previously overlooked can now be enjoyed. Strange Brew continues to grow on you the more times you watch it.
The positives could go on and on. Watch it yourself and see. Watch it all at once. Watch it in pieces. Watch it!!!!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I don't want to be mean, but I couldn't even laugh at how hopeless this
guy was. I felt bad for him for about 5 minutes and then just wanted to
beat his ass. That's right, this movie is about a loser trying to meet
Drew Barrymore in 30 days. Problem is he only seems to spend about 2
hours a day doing any semblance of work to achieve this goal.
*Spoiler* The guy gets a chance to meet her at a movie premier and he can't even talk to her. How can you set out to make a documentary about asking someone out when the protagonist is such a pussy?? Anyways in the end Drew's publicist finds out about the project and probably said to her, "Look Drew, you're gonna seem like a huge bitch if you don't meet up with this guy," so they get together for an awkward 20 minute lunch. This is supposed to be the climax, but it's actually the low point of the movie. It plays out like a make a wish foundation story; Celebrity who feels sorry feigns interest in someone so pathetic that they have to be nice but don't want to touch them for fear of catching anything. If you read between the lines of her comment about her being an "instigator" or "motivator" in his life, you can hear her really saying, "Get a f@cking job."
because you won't be able to pick up all the subtle but hilarious nuances in this film in one viewing. For instance, Dignan running the stop sign was something hilarious I didn't notice the first 2 times I saw this. Now I know that you have to be in the right mood to enjoy this, and that some people may never appreciate it, (oh, and it has a slow middle for about 15 minutes) but if you do watch this movie twice you won't be able to say that it's bad. Damn,10lines huh? Well OK, the quotes from this movie alone are enough to warrant a viewing. And don't worry if you don't like Owen Wilson, he's not over the top in this like he usually is. Highlights of the film include Kumar the lock-pick and the climax with the heist playing to The Rolling Stones "2000 Man". - "You are in the army, yes?" - "No I just have short hair."
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This movie was so ridiculous I couldn't help from laughing
hysterically, even if the director was going for serious anxiety. Let
me lay down the final action scene in the movie because it's so
Spoiler*** The bad guy shoots a girl out of her snowboard binding from about 150 yards away (possible?). Another snowboarder puts her on his board and they continue down the mountain (possible?). They stop just in time from flying over a cliff, and the other teammates give them ropes as the cliff crumbles away beneath them (lucky). They're all hanging from ropes for a few minutes until one guy cuts himself loose and parachutes away (Why is he worried about falling and why don't they all parachute away?). Two skiers create a diversion while a third jumps over top of the terrorist helicopter, throws a rope in its propeller and blows it up. This creates an avalanche that the two diversion skiers now ski in front of while posing for the hand-held camera that they toss back and forth to each other.
***End of Spoiler The fraction of a plot that existed made no sense. Why would people risk their lives like this for a freaking commercial? Couldn't they just use CGI to show a skier in front of an avalanche like they obviously did in this movie???! People who would like this movie would have to know nothing about snow, snow-sports, mountain climbing, and the laws of physics. So for all those retarded skateboarders with a 7th grade education, This movie is Xtreeme to the Max!!
I started watching this movie with some college buddies because we were bored and it had such a stupid name. An hour later I was sorry that I had to leave and go to class. This is one of the funniest movies I've seen in the past 5 years. I'm not sure if it's funny on purpose, like the writer/director is some sort of genius, or that it just accidentally ended up this way (I tend to believe the latter). I think that the reason that I find it so hilarious is that it seems completely accidental. It's not like the Naked Gun or Scary Movie movies where everything is supposed to be a joke and you laugh at one out of ten of them. It's really trying to be serious (I think), and the horrible plot, acting, and dialog come off as good as the best written Three Stoodges (with some but much less slapstick). I know everyone won't like this. You definitely must have a good/twisted sense of humor and the ability to put up with stupidity (although the cynic can also have fun watching and pointing out all the various plot holes, inconsistencies, and various actions by characters that make absolutely no sense), but at least 1/2 of the people I've shown it to sense were laughing hysterically at various parts and later laughing more as they imitated some of the lines. I just think everyone should watch this once.