Midnight Madness Reviews
Harold: Barf, have you finished unscrambling those letters yet?
Barf: [finishes unscrambling letters] Fagabeefe? Haha. Fagabeefe. Hey, Melio - fagabeefe.
Harold: [shouts] *Shut up*!
Leon: See you at the finish line... wherever that may be.
Melio: Ha! It's easy!
Harold: Well, what is it?
Melio: It's like a lookout off a cliff or something.
Melio: It means Cherry Point.
Harold: How'd you get that?
Melio: Well, there's one of a chair... that's a chair. One of an 'E'... that's an 'E'. One of a pin... that's a point. Chair-E-Point: Cherry Point.
Harold: What about the ball?
[Melio knocks the ball off the table]
Harold: [shouts] You idiot!
Bratty kid: [looking through telescope at a girl getting undressed in window] If I'm lucky, I may get a view of Venus' two moons.
Adam: [pointing at the sky in the other direction] Hey, Einstein - isn't Venus over there?
Melio: [loudly, to wake up Lucille] No, Harold, there *aren't* any cookies left!
It stars Michael J. Fox, in his movie debut, as Scott Larson. It's the story of an all night long scavenger hunt between five teams of college students. All the stereotypical movie groups are represented; the nerds, the meat heads, the sorority sisters, the cheaters, and the good guys everyone loves.
In true 80s fashion, the acting could use some improvement, and there is the slight smell of cheese in the air. If you haven't seen it at least once, you should.
It's a fun, good time film.
Leon planned "The Great Allnighter" by picking college students to participate in his night long scavenger hunt. The five teams, each designated by colors white (nerds who hate green),green (meat mach...( read more )ine who hate red), red (sorority sisters who hate green), yellow (good guys who play fair), and blue (cheaters who hate yellow) are given clues to solve, leading them to the next clue site hidden in the city. Michael J. Fox plays Scott,the younger brother,in his movie debut.
Oh, how cruel is time?
After SpikeGirl reminded me of the flick, I rented it from Netflix to see if it might stand up to my adoring memories. Sadly, it did not. Maturity is a curse in some ways because our minds become more critical ... flaws are easier to see ... bad acting is much more obvious.
And WOW was the acting bad. Bad with a capital B-A-D.
Basically, Midnight Madness is a raunchy comedy for kids. I don't know whose bright idea it was to put so many off-color jokes into what was essentially a child's flick. I mean, the only swear word in the entire movie is "hell," and yet there are a ton of breast and nudity jokes, (though, no actual nudity).
So, with all this dislike going on, why did I give it 3 and not a 1? I have an easy answer to that: Eddie Deezen. The man is the geekiest human alive and any scene he appeared in had me grinning. Plus, he was the only actor during the entire course of the movie to evoke some laughs from me. It's his schtick ... it's just too funny.
Plus, there are so damn many holes in the story I wouldn't know where to begin. But, then again, I seriously think it was intended for children, who are not as demanding as adults ... which makes all the light raunch even more confounding.