July 18, 2007

Gratuitous Llama Netflix Movie Review


Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

Easily one of the dumberer films I've ever seen.

I know, I know. You're asking, "Tom, why'd you even rent it to begin with?" Well, I've watched the Comedy Central show on which the movie is based a few times and found it quite amusing. And so in a recent moment of frivolity, I tossed the movie into the queue just for the hell of it. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the show is a parody of COPS, the "real life" po-lice show for which I have an admitted weakness.)

Guess that's an hour and twenty minutes or so of my life that I'll never get back. The premise (a series of improv scenes of police activity) simply doesn't translate from half-hour tee vee show to full length movie. The half-hearted attempt to slap some kind of story arc on it fails miserably, and the gratuitous skin shots can't, ah, cover up the fact that there isn't enough material to sustain it. Further, because of the nature of films, there is nothing sly or subtle about the humor here. What is hinted and inferred in the tee vee show gets shouted in the movie audience's collective face.

Robbo's Recommendation: No yips! for you! If you're suddenly seized with the urge to watch a mindless but funny cop movie, go rent Super Troopers instead, meow.

Posted by Robert at July 18, 2007 08:46 AM | TrackBack