The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Squeaks by on the top-notch comedy quotient.
More so than any of the other Paramount films, Animal Crackers is Groucho's picture. [Blu-ray]
What's most evident, however, is the raging egomania at the center of the brothers' comedy - Groucho in particular.
The Marx Brothers' second film is creaky, stagy, and episodic, but it's also very funny.
Beloved but creaky Marx Brothers comedy hit.
A thoroughgoing derangement of Love's Labour's Lost, played saltando by the still-rough Marx Brothers
...an exceedingly hit-and-miss affair that is, unfortunately, more miss than hit.
The Marx Brothers second film was a box office smash that wowed the Depression audience with their zany brand of humor.
The first Marx Brothers movie that really captures their unique approach to comedy.
Prime wackiness from the Brothers
More brilliant fun from the Marx Brothers.
Damn, these guys were funny.
Altho based on their hit stage play, resulting in a stagebound feel to the thing, many scenes with a cast of extras merely standing around in the background, nonetheless still zany. Groucho himself notes that "not all the jokes can be good", but then again, many are. Margaret Dumont does better stuff with her eyes than some actresses do with their whole career. One of my favorites, including the classic " Hello, I Must Be Going".
Very funny and silly, a classic Marx Brothers movie. The only thing I don't like about it is the ending, it's kind of strange. Otherwise, a great movie.
Famous explorer Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding returns from the dark continent to attend the unveiling of a work of art, but it is stolen from under their noses. Animal Crackers may not be the strongest of the Marx brothers films as it's firmly anchored to the stage, basically set in its entirety in the same room but it still definitely has its moments. The earlier part of the film spends far too much time on the farcical plot and not enough on Groucho who is obviously the star of the show. Some of Chico and Harpo's antics are a little hit and miss, some of the routines outstaying their welcome somewhat (the card game in particular) and even some of Groucho's rants get positively surreal (maybe their context has been lost in the sands of time!) It certainly gets better as it goes on though, the Groucho/Chico gags a stand out and by the last scene I was LOL-ing my heart out. And at least Zeppo doesn't sing in this one...
Very very funny, but not for the solid 100 mins unfortunately.
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