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Old_Zircon - 2015-03-26

I don't know which is the bigger mystery, how this got made or why half the kids I knew in 7th grade thought it was hilarious.

Nominal - 2015-03-26

That could be said of every 90s Leslie Nielsen movie.

Old_Zircon - 2015-03-26

True, but this one stands out as especially bad and especially cheap.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-03-26

Dear God this is bad. I liked the two Naked Gun movies that came out in the 90s, but this is the worst kind of shit, including the kind that comes out of your ass. Embarrassing to see Nielson doing material like this. I saw this masterfece on Comedy Central years ago, it was one of those atrocities, like like the Corey Feldman/Mojo Nixon sequel to Rock and Roll High Scool, they used to plug the holes in its schedule that couldn't be plugged with infomercials.

I haven't watched the trailer, because the broadband is out, and I don't want to waste my monthly 3 GB of data, but what I remember is Nielson doing a ridiculous Elton John parody, and Jesse Ventura being absolutely terrible. And poor Linda Blair, now a housewife making pea soup for her family. Get it? (Ugh.)

When it comes to comedy, there's usually no such thing as "so bad, it's good." Failed drama can be funny. Failed Comedy has no place to go. If any movie ever probed this...

Old_Zircon - 2015-03-26

I crossed that bridge years ago, it's the shitty movie aficionado version of going clear.

The only reason I didn't see The Hottie and The Nottie in the theater was because the people I shared my free tickets with couldn't take it and made us sneak in to Juno instead. Juno was even worse, as far as I'm concerned.

infinite zest - 2015-03-26

I've never seen Juno and never will. All I remember was working at a movie theatre and it has all the signs of "little indie movie that'll be gone in 2 weeks." 6 months later, it was still there. I think Once was the only movie that stayed around even longer. I've heard that fucking Moldy Peaches song and Falling Slowly so many times that if I hear it again, bad things might happen. Really bad things.

infinite zest - 2015-03-26

As for this movie, I think I saw it in the theatre with my dad. He was the one who wanted to go because he loved Leslie Nielsen, and had from when he was a kid and Nielsen was still a serious actor. I was only 8 so I didn't care, we were probably going to get pizza at the place with the Roadblasters arcade machine.. I think I tried to convince him that it wasn't all that bad.

Scrimmjob - 2015-03-26

Wait, Mojo is in that piece of shit rock and roll highschool forever?

infinite zest - 2015-03-26

His breakout role as Toad in Super Mario Brothers was still two years away. Hell, even Ben Affleck had to do movies like Reindeer Games before he could get anyone to look at Argo..

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-03-27

So we're hating on Juno now? How did that even come up? There are movies that are way worse than Juno that still don't deserve to be mentioned in the same conversation as this embarrassing fiasco.

infinite zest - 2015-03-27

Not sure, but there's some sort of microchip in my brain that goes off every time "Juno" mentioned on here. I think OZ has a similar one for Richard Linklater.

Scrimmjob - 2015-03-27

Wait, Mojo was in that piece of shit Mario Bros movie?

infinite zest - 2015-03-28



infinite zest - 2015-03-28

Mojo was actually the only reason I saw the movie in theatres. Even as an 11 year old, super into SMB, I knew it was going to be shit, but Bodacious was the only tape that I owned during that time.

Old_Zircon - 2015-03-28

I'm so glad I had no interest in seeing SMB when I was young enough to be disappointed by it, because it's amazing.

infinite zest - 2015-03-28

It was a weird movie. I'm willing to bet that in 50 years when video games (and the literature therein) is put on the same pedestal as the written word and film, that scholars will look back at SMB the same way as the deconstructionalists looked back at the futurists. Or something like that.

Oscar Wildcat - 2015-03-26

Say Zirc, have you made any progress on that thing you are building? Does it have a name yet?

Old_Zircon - 2015-03-26

Waiting for some parts right now, working on finishing up a guitar.

Old_Zircon - 2015-03-26

Unfortunately, the most practical way of shooting digital video I have right now is to record it onto VHS with a Sony tube camera from 1981 and then transfer that to digital and sync it up with a recording of the audio.

Actually, make that "fortunately."

kamlem - 2015-03-27

"Warning: Tyre Damage!"

That's the only "joke" from this film that I remember.

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