I don’t normally talk about trailers much on here, but…if I may partially quote Dr. Ian Malcolm, this looks like one of the worst ideas in the long, sad history of bad ideas.
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Call me a movie review geek, but I really enjoy watching Siskel and Ebert reviews, especially when they have nothing but contempt for the movie in question. There’s just something funny about watching somebody slam a movie that is totally deserving of it. There were plenty of instances of this on their show over the years, but I’m going to go with a top 11 list, just so we’re not here all day. And I must note that there are some reviews that I couldn’t find (like their grilling of Speed Zone) and probably some that I’m not remembering.
Some I found on Youtube, others on siskelandebert.org. For the latter, you’ll have to actually go to the website and skip to the specified points in the video.
Proceed to the list…
11. Clifford (and Silent Tongue) –
This is a two-fer because the Silent Tongue review is on the same show as Clifford. Go to the 5:28 mark for Clifford and 12:00 for Silent Tongue. http://siskelandebert.org/video/BDOX9G7AMAKB/Red-Rock-West–Threesome–Clifford-1994
My gosh is Clifford an ill-conceived project. Can’t believe it even got past the pitch stage.
10. Jaws The Revenge –
It’s impossible to talk about this movie without trashing it…and laughing about it.
9. Invasion USA –
I just love Roger’s imitation of the music score. Jump to the 16:40 mark to see the review. http://siskelandebert.org/video/D43URSOX277D/Jagged-Edge–Sweet-Dreams–Marie-1985
8. Frozen Assets –
Just watching the clips they show from this one is almost unbearable. I refuse to believe that people who make movies like this don’t know that they aren’t funny. They’re just not even trying.
7. Little Monsters –
“Repellent”, “distasteful”. and “truly creepy”…sounds interesting…
6. Nothing But Trouble –
There’s not much you can say about this movie. It is truly impossible to watch. Absolutely dismal. Skip to the 4:58 mark to see Roger describe exactly why you should never watch this piece of garbage. http://siskelandebert.org/video/D41G5MNOAKDG/Scenes-From-A-Mall–He-Said-She-Said–King-Ralph-1991
5. Poltergeist III –
4. Ace Ventura Pet Detective –
I like Jim Carrey in some stuff, but I’ll never understand the popularity of this movie. Go to 5:10 to see this one. http://siskelandebert.org/video/3SR3A1X23KX1/My-Father-The-HeroAce-Ventura-Pet-Detective-1994
3. North –
You can feel the hate for this one.
2. She’s Out of Control –
Any movie that almost ended Gene Siskel’s career has to make this list.
1. Leonard Part 6 –
I’m so very thankful that parts 1-5 never actually existed. How hilarious…how highly highly humorous.
Ya know, it is a little scary when you start to add up all the hours…
I like this.
From A Softer World.
I can’t decide if this is awesome or nauseating…or awesomely nauseating…or nauseatingly awesome…or elephantly islandish, or whatever word combo you want to use. Your choice. Just watch.
Sorry to those who have a fundamental problem with attaching cameras to animals. I’m a little torn on the subject. On the one hand, it’s awesome. On the other hand, what if the camera falls off and breaks or gets lost? Oh, and there’s the whole cruelty to animals angle too. But who’s to say they don’t WANT to film their exploits, eh? I like filming stuff. Maybe it’s this bird’s lifelong dream to film life from his POV. He just has lacked the funds and the fingers to do so. He was a little SpEAGLEberg in waiting….
I’m truly sorry for that last joke.