The Comebacks Reviews
It takes more than just referencing some recent movies and giving characters double-meaning names to be satire; to make people laugh. Any clod can pick up a cam-corder, and have some bad-acting buddies in cheap costumes imitate somebody. Since the genre being targeted this time is inspirational sports movies, there are a few lame references thrown out to movies of that type: the jokes are so weak the characters actually have to emphasize the references in various ways, to get you to laugh hysterically. It doesn't work.
That's not comedy. However, the same old worn out sophomoric "jokes" ripped off from a middle school washroom (done even more blandly than usual) are all here. If that's not enough, there's a running "gag" of a bus running somebody over. So funny, right? Also, one pathetically poor scene does more product placement than Michael Bay; again with the same unfunny results. A musical bit flops miserably. Pity Carl Weathers, once Apollo Creed in the Rocky series, now stuck with roles in swill like this.
Lousy beyond words. Watching a snail run the marathon would be less tedious than watching this film is. Probably a lot funnier, too. 1 Star 9-25-13
The direct spoof's of each sports film actually were all pretty funny scenes, it's the rest of the movie that lacks creativity. The rest of the movie is like any typical spoof movie of the 2000 era - there more stupid then funny. This movie is one of those movies that can be good, if your in the right mood, but it's not a classic film either.
Overall this is a funny movie that one could watch if really bored or hanging out with some friends just for a few laughs. It's not a movie to take serious and does a bad job of coming up with a decent storyline beyond the direct spoof's of each movie. I personally would watch it but I think most people will probably ask the same question that we all ask of hollywood spoof movies today.
Is Stupid and Comedy the same thing? I don't think it is...
Imagine all the inspirational sports movies you've ever seen, all twisted and turned and thrown into this one, and you get the idea, and there are some good moments when you least expect it. ^_^
much better than other spoofs.
Entertaining rendition of the song "Don't stop believing" by Journey!
When put up next to the first three Scary Movies, it doesn't really compare. But the jokes aren't as nasty, and I'll be honest, I just wanted to see Matthew Lawrence with his shirt off