National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Reviews
I refuse to grace this piece of sh*t with another word....
this is a first hahahaha
If you want to see a consistently funny movie that has the features mentioned above, then you definately want to take a pass on this one.
"TV: The Movie" is a film that mixes sketch comedy with "Jackass"-style stunts, performed mostly by cast-members of "Jackass." Like on the show they are most well-known for, the performers here dish out material of wildly different levels of quality, ranging from pretty funny to just plain gross, stupid, and unfunny. Unfortunately, "unfunny" describes most of what you'll find here.
The highlights of the film includes mock commercials featuring Steve-O (one for Trojun condomns and another for a cruiseline catering to pedophiles and other sexual perverts); a spoof of "XXX" titled "XXX-L" featuring Lee Majors in the role of the villain, and the horribly obese Preston Lacy standing in for Vin Diesel in a battle against Minjas (midget ninjas); a great bit with a band of flamingly gay maximum security prison inmates spoofing "Sex in the City" titled "Sex in the Pen; the reality show "Trading Races" where Abraham Benrubi plays against Weeman Acuna and other midgets in black-face; and a segment from the reality TV show "Intervention" where Steve-O's family attempts to turn him away from his life of excessive drug-use and clown-performances with disastrous results.
The funny bits are outweighed, however, by the overlong and tedious "Cops: Tijujana", an embarrassing bit with Chris Pontius as a gay slacker Jesus Christ; and some really lame skateboard stunts.
Between the extremes is plenty of mediocre material (such as the reality show spoof "Real Fear Factor") that might make you smile, but will also make you reach for the remote, until you realize that you can't change the channel for something better, because you're watching a DVD.
Unless you're looking for something that you'll be able to concentrate on and that you will find funny while you're as wasted as Steve-O appears to be in the "Intervention" and "Pads" segments, this might be a movie you want to take a pass on. (The Minjas are damn amusing, but there's really too much crap here to make this film worthwhile.)
By the way, this is one film where you want to watch the special features on the DVD. The cut scenes have some bits that are funnier than the stuff that made it into the movie.
National Lampoon's "TV: The Movie"
Starring: Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Jason "Weeman" Acuna, Lee Majors, Dian Bachar, Abraham Benrubi, Chris Pontius, Judd Nelson, Jason Mewes, and Danny Trejo
Director: Sam Maccarone
regulars- Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Jason Acuna and Ehren McGhehey- making the
atrocious Haggard: The Movie only the second worst movie to star multiple Jackasses. It?s
interesting that these movies share the subtitle ?The Movie.? Perhaps it?s because they both
resemble an actual movie so vaguely that the clarification is necessary. In addition to the
Jackasses, the movie also stars Cliffton Collins Jr., who turned in a brilliant performance in 2005's
TV: The Movie starts with a note saying that the average American watches 50,000 hours
of TV in their lifetime. This gives the impression that the movie will be a commentary on the harm
that the stupidity of TV does to American culture. Upon seeing this, the viewer thinks, ?National
Lampoon- the people who came out with National Lampoon?s Spring Break 24/7- these are the
people who are going to preach about how stupid TV is?? But, as it turns out the movie makes
few attempts to make commentary on anything. When it does, the results are disastrous. One of
the more appalling sketches is a parody of ?Fear Factor? in which contestants (one male and one
female) are raped. It would seem that the point is that rape is the most extreme form of the
exploitation that already exists in reality TV, but such an outrageous claim deserves more
exposition than can be implied in a two minute sketch that is supposed to be funny for some
This movie isn?t completely devoid of laughs, but it averages less than one laugh per
sketch, making it not nearly funny enough to make up for its complete lack of depth and
emotional resonance. Any point the movie may make about today?s culture is completely
diminished by the fact that it is dumber than 90% of the stuff on television.