Strange Wilderness Reviews
Entertaining movie which was dumb most of the times but was funny too at times and made me laugh. It depends on your sense of humor if you'll enjoy this movie or be a waste of time for you, watch at own risk and if you do watch it don't take it so seriously.
When his father dies, Peter Gaulke inherits "Strange Wilderness," dad's TV show about animals. After ratings plummet and the show is canceled, we watch a long flashback to see its demise. The studio head gives the show two more weeks. An old friend brings a story about Bigfoot in Ecuador, so a long road trip ensues with stops along the way and enough problems, misjudgments, and deaths to sink a less intrepid band. Peter's team faces competition from a better-funded and more practiced set of rivals. Who will find Bigfoot first, and will they get it on tape and save the show? Can Peter make dad proud?
'Strange Wilderness' is a Happy Madison production about a TV wildlife host whose TV show Strange Wilderness is dropping in the ratings. In order to save the TV show, he and his crew decides to go to South America and track down the mythical Bigfoot. Steve Zahn plays the show host Pete Gaulke and Allen Covert plays his bestfriend/soundman Nick Wolf. Other cast members include Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Ashley Scott and Happy Madison regular Peter Dante.
Okay first off, I just want to flat out say that a turkey shoved down your holiest of holies is NOT funny. I don't know who came up with that idea but rest assured it is not funny. Not even a chuckle. The jokes mostly consists of toilet humor, green jokes, racism jokes and sharp blunt cussing. They think swearing for no apparent reason is funny. I pity them. This is by far the worst film I've seen with Adam Sandler's name attached to it and I have seen the equally horrendous "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry".
Steve Zahn tries to be funny but the script and his dialogs is restricting him to do so. Happy Madison regulars Allen Covert and Peter Dante weren't funny either. "Grandma's Boy" sure had a bad script but the jokes were at least funny and the actors were stand-outs. But in Strange Wilderness, every last bit of it is downright horrendous. The jokes, the script, the actors, every scenario is either unbelievable, far fetched or just plain sick. The one scene that managed to make its way to the top of this rubble is the shark with the funny teeth but it wasn't really a laugh out loud moment.
Happy Madison better get back on track or they'll be the one who gets shut down.