McHale's Navy (1997)
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The most disorganized crew in the Navy returns in this updated adaptation of the once-popular TV sitcom. Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (Tom Arnold) has retired from the U.S. Navy and is living on the old PT boat he used to command. He spends his days making the rounds of the Caribbean Island of San Moreno, where he was stationed at the end of his career and now peddles pin-up calendars and booze to sailors. However, McHale's idyllic surroundings are soon spoiled when Vladikov (Tim Curry), tired of
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By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch.
A useless movie. Not funny, suspenseful, moving or even offensive enough to want to torpedo. Just devoid of any conceivable value.
I didn't laugh once, not even giggle.
All apologies to the handful of Americans who've waited decades for this big-screen update of the '60s sitcom--the result is both awful and awfully irrelevant.
This shotgun marriage of coarse laughs and low-rent action cliches is, of course, utterly predictable: Cutting-edge comedy isn't lurking under the corpses of old TV shows.
Tom Arnold is no Ernest Borgnine. A profound statement.
Dear God, why?
[Trots] out the same tired cliches -- unorthodox heroes, inept commanding officers, officious little weasels getting trampled by the zany crew -- which haven't been funny since...well, ever.
How to turn a so-so series into a witless movie. Earns a half-star for Bruce Campbell.
This McHale's Navy would never have floated as programming ballast on a bad night of network TV.
The problem is that when the jokes are as flat as two-day old Coke, your mind has time to think about all the plot incongruities too.
Sink it! Blub, blub, blub!
Yet another recycled sitcom turned feature film, and is about as appealing as a failed television pilot.
I'm not even going to get into the dialogue, the plot, the other performances, because as the sage advice goes, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
The process of conceiving, producing, and distributing this comedic Superfund site required active, premeditated thought and effort that, in a just world, would be punishable by hard jail time.
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