Posted on 2/03/11 10:53 AM
Pathetic, of course, but great fun, too. BIG STAN is sanctimonious to the point of emesis in an effort to be culturally, sociologically and ethnically acceptable in the widest possible range, from homosexuals to neonazis to blacks to orientals to radicals, etc. The film, of course, doesn't succeed but it makes a few interesting points; and, as said, the 'actors' are clearly enjoying themselves. The term 'acting' is indeed a wasted verbal form here inasmuch as the players wallow in their stereotyped roles. And that is the way it ought to be in a 'happy hour' flick of this ilk. Why subject the cranial matter to vigorous exercise when all of it will be in vain, anyhow? The plot is about a convicted criminal(Rob Schneider)sentenced to prison. Before he makes the move, however, and could be himself brutalized by the inmates, he becomes a Kung Fu master(thanks to David Carridine)and turns the table on his fellow convicts with such enthusiasm that he soon finds himself in the enviable position of the unchallenged godfather of the prensio.