As far as comedies go, BASEketball definitely does deliver, but lacks in some areas, and you realize that it could have been a better film. This had the potential of being a great film, but it ends up being a decent film. For what it is, it's an enjoyable, crazy ride that is sure to make you laugh if you're in the right state of mind.
"Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down!"
BASEketball is stupid humor at it's stupidest. The first 45 minutes are pretty funny, but then it just gets old. I really like Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They did create one of the best shows of all-time. But this movie does start to be kind of dull after awhile. The only time I really laughed in the last 20 minutes was when Trey Parker did his Cartman voice.
I did really like the dialogue between Bob Costas and Al Michaels during the games. Especially when they are talking about television shows. As for the movie as a whole; I can take it or leave it. It has it's moments, such as the dildo scene. As a spoof; I really don't think it worked very well.
BASEketball is a movie I don't care for all that much, but I can see myself watching again. You don't really have to pay too much attention to what is going on and there are laughs to be had.
Prepare to laugh alot! This movie was hilarious, omg the things they come up with on this one. One of the funniest movies of the 90's I'd say. The movie is dumb just enjoy the ride.
Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons wants to institute.
The game of baseketball is just like baseball mixed with basketball. There are different places on the field that you can shoot from, consisting of a single, double, triple, or home run. When you ring a shot, depending on where you shot the ball from, you move that number of bases. Defense consists of the player that is on defense trying to say or do something gross to make their opponent miss the shot, and it's called a 'psyche out.'
"BASEketball" features the two creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as the two main actors. The movie is full of childish jokes and crazy antics. Part of the time, the movie is hilarious, and at other times, it's just plain gross. To make the movie a tiny bit better, a lot of famous real life athletes make appearances in the movie. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bob Costas, and Reggie Jackson are just a few of them.
"BASEketball" can be hilarious or it can be nasty, it's as simple as that. It really depends on what kind of things you think are funny. If you like comedy movies, I recommend giving "BASEketball" a shot. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000.