Film #16 of the Halloween 31
I have only ever seen the original once before, and that was last year. I loved the film a lot, so I was excited to see the re-imagining of the film. It was good, but it nowhere near lived up to the expectations set by its predecessor.
There were some things that I did not like that changed between the original film and this version. I did not like the way in which they changed "Science Fiction Double Feature". I feel like the use of the lips in the original was more interesting than the Usherette in this version. The lips make an appearance in the end credits, but that is a bit too late. I didn't love Laverne Cox's portrayal of Frank-N-Furter. I think that her performance was a lot less funny than that of Tim Curry. It felt more like she was trying to honor the role rather than playing it to be funny.
That being said, there were still some things that I really enjoyed about this version of the film. It was cool getting to see "Time Warp" performed again, as it perfectly recreated the feel of the scene. I really liked the actress who played Columbia, as I thought that she captured the mood of the character. I also really liked Adam Lambert's portrayal of Eddie. He was funny, and I feel like he paid adequate homage to the performance of Meat Loaf while making it his own. Also, the production design was still as great as that of the original
So overall, I liked "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again", however, it wasn't quite as good as I had hoped it to be. It's not really something that needs to be watched, as there is a lack of differentiation from the original, however, it's not necessarily something to avoid, either.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: On TV.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
I love this movie and I used to watch it all the time. There was a time that I could quote entire scenes from this movie verbatim. I happened to catch the first half of this movie on TV yesterday, so I decided to finish watching it today.
This movie, while formulaic, has so many funny elements. Yes, as the title says, it's a underdog story, and it hits many of the beats of the genre. There is only one event in the film that I didn't really expect to happen. I did and always have, however, laughed constantly throughout the film. There are so many parts in this movie that are quoted and referenced often in our culture. "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!" and "ESPN: The Ocho" are among the most famous jokes from the film, and rightfully so, as they are hilarious. I can't stress enough how funny this film is.
The actors in this film are really funny and look like they enjoyed themselves in this film. Of course Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller were hilarious, however there were some amazing supporting actors that were ridiculously funny as well. Gary Cole and Jason Bateman are among my favorite, delivering tons of laughs as the commentators from "ESPN: The Ocho". Stephen Root, Justin Long, Alan Tudyk, and Rip Torn are also all funny.
So "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" is among my favorite movie of all time because of its pure enjoyability. I heavily recommend it if you haven't seen it before and you like comedy movies.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: On TV & DVD/Blu-Ray that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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