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Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls
2 years ago via Flixster

Some things were vaguely funny, but not enough to override Carrey's over-acting. Maybe this character worked better before he started to repeat it closely in other movies, but I guess that's just the way it goes. Also, for every "funny" thing about to happen, there are many things to clue you in on it, so there are no surprises. Strange lack of reverence in this also...

Walkabout
Walkabout (1971)
2 years ago via Flixster

This movie is actually very misleading about the Aborigine lifestyle. It suggests that Australian citizens in general are living a stupid, futile life and the the Aborigines are enlightened in comparison. This is false, as we know everyone is really looking for more than we can find in this life, we are looking for God. Anyone's life can seem like an idiotic spree of endless and pointless junk, but that is the wrong perception for anyone to have of anyone else. It is wrong for anyone to act as though that perception truly applies to some and not others based on the logical observance of their lifestyle. Aborigine, or not, we all need God and are looking for Him always, in all that we do.

The Muppets
The Muppets (2011)
3 years ago via Flixster

Many reviews on this site say something like "Oh, I didn't really care for it... but a REAL Muppet fan would!" I don't believe that for a second. Muppet fans enjoy sneaky, dry, adult humor. Not dim. superficial, musical-based shiny-shoes giggles. It's not that this movie was hideous... it's just not a Muppet movie. At all. Another point: what other Muppet movie ever begins with a Muppet stuck with a bunch of regular people and no other Muppets? None. Ever. If Jim Henson had written a rule book about his creation, I'm sure that would have been covered. It just doesn't work. The closest opening a Muppet movie ever had to this one was the one in Muppet Treasure Island. However, it worked because for every one of those rather anonymous pirates, there were several crazy, exotic Muppet creatures. And it all was enclosed in an enjoyable mood-setting song as well. There were no such attributes to make the opening scenes in this movie work. To put Amy Adams and Jason Segal in a movie with the Muppets is like setting Kojak in the Mary Tyler Moore show. Additionally, the Muppets always relied on the fact that people would relate. When you act as though the Muppets are out of touch and dull, it really takes away any credibility they had. How can they be out of touch when they were always so individual that it was never an issue anyway? Besides, Fozzie's voice got so high sometimes in this movie that I thought it was meant to be a joke. I don't think it's so hard to find someone who can actually sound the way he used to. I'm glad some people liked it anyway. MIckey Rooney's cameo was certainly a blessing to this film.

Blast From the Past
3 years ago via Flixster

Some parts were pretty funny, but what really killed it was their strange view of God and religion. All through the movie, it seemed okay, even though the main characters had obviously been unable to go the church for all of thirty-five years, but by the end, the audience is left assuming that the main characters no longer believe. That was a pretty dumb decision on the part of the script-writer.

Only the Lonely
3 years ago via Flixster

John Candy is always likable, so he's really the one who makes it work as a film. I don't think I appreciate how these people portrayed Catholics, since the main character and his girlfriend are so willing and able to commit fornication. Still. it was enjoyable.