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With a stream of famous names and faces one would think that this would
be a great film. Having watched this garbage I have come to the
conclusion that none of the actors actually read the script before
shooting began. Cliché after cliché after cliché. This produces wooden
performances from some names that should know better.
I am sure their accountants were happy when they paid their cheques into the bank, but anyone who bought/rented this on DVD will feel that their money could have been better spent on a tin of paint. They could have occupied themselves watching the paint dry and would have felt more fulfilled.
DVD and obscure cable/satellite channels will use this trash to fill out their schedules.
My advice ... buy the paint. At least you get a choice of colour.
I would like to take issue with IMDb because they do not give me the
opportunity to give this movie 0 out of 10. I have to give it 1 and I
feel bad about giving it that much.
Others have already mentioned the fact that the effects and the acting are very poor indeed. However, I feel that I may have the answer. If you look at the credits you will find the Director is named as John Willis III. John has many movie credits to his name. Some of the films have been quite successful. Unfortunately John's job title on all of these films was as "electrician"! This is his first attempt at directing.
A note to the producers (who probably take a large salary out of the production budget and so don't care what rubbish they churn out).
If you want someone to direct a film for you ... hire a "Director" and NOT an Electrician.
This film is so awful it's brilliant.
The film is actually a re-edit of a Soviet science fiction film with extra footage of young American girls. Very low budget. The two sets of actors never actually meet.
All the voices are dubbed on afterwards. This covers up the fact that the astronauts are speaking Russian. The "Prehistoric women" communicate through thought waves, so none of them have to talk and act at the same time! I watched this on Sumo TV in the UK. The version I saw still had all the cinema adds spliced in. The adverts for ice cream, popcorn and hot chocolate were still there. There was also an advert for CocaCola.
The whole thing looks like someone had filmed the thing from the stalls on an old Cine camera. Picture blurred and fuzzy, colour almost bleached away.
Unfortunately none of the US actors ever went on to do anything of any significance. The leading lady, Mamie Van Doren, seems to have built her reputation around being a former Hollywood starlet who was supposed to be the next Marylin Monroe and spent five years dating Howard Hughes, from the age of 15! Directed by Peter Bogdanovich (Famous director and also Dr. Elliot Kupferberg in The Sopranos TV series)
Any prospective actor/producer/director should see some of this.
This show has to be one of the worst I have seen, with dreadful acting
and VERY poor scripts. So where do shows like this end up?
unfortunately these shows never actually die, they are sold to cable
networks and satellite in UK. They will buy any old rubbish just to
fill out their schedules of repeats, and fill in the gaps between the
endless re-runs of MASH! If you want to see comedy on your screens make
sure that this is one that you avoid. We use comedy programmes to cheer
ourselves up, yet this programme will only have you tearing your hair
out in frustration.
Comedy writers should loom back at all the classic comedies of the past .... but not steal their material!
I have performed in two amateur productions of Pinafore, and seen
several others. To be honest none of them were particularly good, but
all of them beat this rubbish.
The music sounds like it is played on a cheap, child's keyboard. The singing is often woeful, out of time and sometimes off key. Extra songs ( and characters!) from other Gilbert and Sullivan shows are used to pad it out and replace numbers where the cast probably couldn't manage the original.
It is obvious that this was a vehicle for certain individuals. Several of the cast spend a great deal of time trying to upstage each other. If I never see Jon English again it will be too soon.
It is all to noticeable that the applause and laughter is reserved for the insertion of smutty "ad-libs" and rewrites, fart jokes and split trouser gags. Reasonable actors and singers could have made this a good show without resulting to this debasement.
I have no problem with updated and upbeat versions, but it has to be done better than this - and could have been! Altogether pathetic.
I have seen a couple of repeats of this in 2005 and it reminded me just
how awful this show was. There is real talent out there and those like
Reeves and Mortimer who are untalented. VR-BNO was one of those
programs that people watched just to say that they watched it, and
therefore were fashionable. Ask people now and they will admit what a
pile of cr*p it was.
Nothing Reeves and Mortimer have done since has been of any great shakes. They now make money creating and selling game show ideas. Well, if it keeps them off the screen then it has to be a good thing! So there you have it.
This has to take the biscuit as being one of the naffest programmes I
have watched. I even watched 2 just to check that the first one I saw
wasn't a fluke! The only way they get away with this trash is that
someone somewhere will watch anything that contains any celebrity. The
idea is that a few "celebs" go round to the house of another celeb and
play poker. The dealer is Phil Laak, poker star.
The poker is dire. The conversation is either non-sensical or anally retentive. The whole idea of rich celebrities playing poker for $10,000 is absurd.
It reminds me of the times when you had to go round to your Auntie Rita's house and watch the video of her latest holiday, complete with incredibly dull commentary.
Sorry ..... it was just crap.
It is such a shame when actors and actresses of high quality get
involved with pure crap, probably because they were offered a great
deal of money. Not one of Helen Mirren's better career moves. The
acting of the "teens" is simply appalling, not helped by a script that
is in parts simply inept.
Most of Kevin Williamson's work is above average box office dross, but this is really below par.
This is the sort of movie that you watch on TV when there is nothing better on and you have had half a bottle of wine to drink and are waiting for the Pizza to be delivered so you can drink the other half.