Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Reviews
Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller's brilliance made Dodgeball more than just 'a true underdog story'
- Just watched this again for the second time, quite amusing but in my opinion not as good as it could have been given the cast.
The film's premise is still sound and some of the characters still feel fun, but most of the jokes and gags really don't work for me anymore. Now some do, but I found myself rolling my eyes more often than laughing, which for a comedy is a real problem. The only thing I could think of after the fact, was did I really find it that funny all those years ago, or did I think I liked it because most of my peers did, and there for I was supposed to like it? If for nothing else raising the question of such ideas of how film is influenced by peers, social groups, and a collective the film was worth the re-watch. But not for Ben Stiller's scene chewing, defiantly not for that.