‘The Happytime Murders’ Review

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker, Joel McHale, Cynthy Wu, Michael McDonald, Mitch Silpa, Hemky Madera, Benjamin Cole Royer, Brekkan Spens, Ryan Tran | Written by Todd Berger | Directed by Brian Henson

The Happytime Murders will undoubtedly be at the bottom of every worst film list of 2018 and with a high pedigree of potential flowing through its wings and significant names attached to the project, both behind and in front of the camera, it comes as quite the disaster. Trailers looked ludicrously dull and unpragmatic, leading to mixed responses, to say the least, that featured little to no positive response. The film itself, the final product, a production of almost a year is undoubtedly, unequivocally, a total complete disaster. Not in the sense of filmmaking merits, but contextually within plot and definition.

To sell yourself as a comedy, it needs to be funny and full of humour.
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Movie Review – The Happytime Murders (2018)

The Happytime Murders, 2018.

Directed by Brian Henson.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker, Joel McHale, Michael McDonald, Ben Falcone, Dorien Davies, Cynthy Wu, Mitch Silpa, Hemky Madera, Ryan Tran, Fortune Feimster, Brekkan Spens, Benjamin Cole Royer, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Gaul, Jim Palmer, Dennis Keiffer, Michael Croner, Brett Wagner, Colleen Smith, Kevin Clash, Drew Massey, Patty Guggenheim, Allan Trautman, Victor Yerrid, Ted Michaels, and Brian Henson.


When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced Lapd detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

To director Brian Henson’s credit, The Happytime Murders manages to make a puppet spraying silly string ejaculate head bangingly boring. A Basic Instinct homage showing a certain puppet’s purple pubic hair doesn’t so much shock, more give way to a sigh of absolute exasperation.

It’s all so spectacularly lame.
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