Angels in the Outfield Reviews
Angels in the Outfield 1994
I like the film score. It has emotional feeling and I like the casting for actors in their role. i think that everyone does a great job in their role for this film.
I like the visual effects and look of the angels. This is an element which was lacking in the 1951 film.
This film is funny and hits the emotional feelings that the original film did not. It has great catch phrases especially from J.B. woth lines like "It could happen" and "Nacho butt."
The kids, coach, and team members of the angels are all shown in a darker situation at the start than they ever were in the original 1951 film.
There is a stronger emphasis on the ball game and on the crowds perspective compared to the original film.
More depth is provided to the baseball announcer. They develop his personality and behavior much more strongly compared to the 1951 film. They develop him as a character you love to hate.
The Coach George Knox believes that the team is untrainable and was given the team to play.
Media coordinator David is so hilarious. It is not so much what he does but what he doesn't do that works. Also it is about what he wears that makes the scenes work. He becomes the slap stick character who always gets the abuse from the kids. Getting ketchup, musters, soda, popcorn all splattered on him. They do it so well and really easily told after a while by just having him shown up with different costumes.
A stronger emphasis is made to using the music and visuals to drive the scenes further. I love the musical score because it can give you shivers of a powerful scene. This film focuses more on the kids rather than the adults which I think makes this much more relatable for a family film than just focusing on the adult problems.
The kids are in an foster home and Roger prays to try and get back with his father to get out of being in a foster home.
There is a sense that the coach is really terrible only looks out for his own interest rather than for the team as a whole. He even has a past history with Mel for causing some of the medical and physical problems he is dealing with.
We see Baseball announcer drink alcohol while on duty.
I love Danny Glover's as Coach George Knox response as team wins first games as he is in utter shock; it is hilarious.
I love how the clouds look in the long exposure shot.
The radio baseball announcer is made even more of a jerk by not allowing the other announcers to speak for air time.
The angels makes a rules about not telling others about their existence
Al played by Christopher Lloyd is awesome. He makes it a likable and memorable face to the Angels. He is similar to Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life but with more of an edge.
I think that Danny Glover does a great job in the role of the coach.
Maybe you should not swear so much because angels don't like it.
Mel Clark is given a strong emotional story since the coach George Knox started with a bad past history as the coach was responsible for Mel's injuries. Then in the end it is a much more emotional ending.
Roger and J.B. are the kids who are the main characters.
Ranch Wilder the voice of the Angels who is the baseball announcer.
Championship have to be won on there own.
Mel going to come soon from smoking all those years. But he is covered.
To me this film does a great job hitting the emotional scenes like as we hear about Roger's fate with his father, the scene where we hear of Mel's eventual fate due to smoking, seeing the entire stadium crowd stand to make the flapping angel wings with their hands, and the end fate for J.B., Roger, and the Coach I think are all effective by the musical score. I credit the musical score and visuals for why this film is so much more successful compared to the 1951 film.