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Baywatch: Extended Cut (a J!-ENT 4K Ultra HD Review)

August 28, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” is a hilarious action comedy that pays homage to the hit TV series but also is a laugh-out loud, fun and crazy film.  Sure, it may not be for everyone, but as a guy who watched the original “Baywatch” series many times during my teenage years, I can’t help but enjoy Seth Gordon’s “Baywatch”!  An action comedy worth watching!

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TITLE: Baywatch: Extended Cut

DATE OF FILM RELEASE: 2017

DURATION: 126 Minutes

BLU-RAY INFORMATION: 2160p 4K Ultra High Definition, English Dolby Atmos, French, Spanish, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Audio Description, SUBTITLES: English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese

COMPANY: Paramount

RATED: R (For Language Throughout, Crude Sexual Content and Graphic Nudity)

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2017


Based on the series “Baywatch” by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J. Bonann

Directed by Seth Gordon

Screenplay by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift

Story by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant

Producer: Ari Arad, Michael Costigan, Steven PAul

Co-Producer: Holly Bario, Jane Nerlinger Evans, Maki Terashima-Furuta

Executive Producer: Tetsuya Fujimura, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Yoshinobu Noma, Jeffrey Silver

Music by Lorne Balfe, Clint Mansell

Cinematography by Jess Hall

Edited by Billy Rich, Neil Smith

Casting by Lucy Vevan, Liz Mullane, Miranda Rivers

Production Design by Jan Roelfs

Art Direction by Matt Austin, Simon Bright, Leri Greer, Miro Harre, Ben Hawker, Richard L. Johnson, Agata Maliauka, Andy McLaren, Erik Polczwartek, Brad Ricker, Ken Turner

Set Decoration by Greg Cokerill, Elli Griff, Craig Poll, Calvin Tsoi, Brana Rosenfeld, Kitt Van Der Kidd

Costume Design by Kurt and Bart


Starring:

Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon

Zac Efron as Matt Brody

Priyanka Chopra as Victoria Leeds

Alexandra Daddario as Summer Quinn

Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker

Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden

John Bass as Ronnie Greenbaum

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Sgt. Ellerbee

Hannibal Buress as Dave the Tech

David Hasshelhoff as The Mentor

Pamela Anderson as Casey Jean Parker

Rob Huebel as Captain Thorpe


When a dangerous crime wave hits the beach, legendary Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson, The Fate of the Furious) leads his elite squad of badass lifeguards on a mission to prove you don’t have to wear a badge to save the bay. Joined by a trio of hot-shot recruits including former Olympian Matt Brody (Zac Efron, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), they’ll ditch the surf and go deep undercover to take down a ruthless businesswoman (Priyanka Chopra, TV’s “Quantico”), whose devious plans threaten the future of the bay.


Back in 1989, “Baywatch” aired on television.  Unfortunately, the first series didn’t last that long but when it was revived for the first-run syndication market in 1991, the show was successful not just in the United States but internationally and would air for a decade, ending with it’s final series “Baywatch: Hawaii” in 2001.

The series would receive a film adaptation but instead of drama, the film was created as an action comedy.  Directed by Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”, “Identity Thief”) and a screenplay by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson (“Fast & Furious”, “San Andreas”, “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Zac Efron (“High School Musical”, “17 Again”, “That Awkward Moment”), Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”, “Barf!!”), Alexandra Daddario (“San Andreas”, “Percy Jackson” films), Kelly Rohrbach (“Broad City”, “Cafe Society”), Ilfenesh Hadera (“Oldboy”, “Billions”), Jon Bass (“Loving”, “Big Time in Hollywood”, “All Nighter”) and “Yahya Abdul-Mateen II” (“The Get Down”, “Aquaman”).

The film which was budgeted at $69 million and would earn $177.4 million in the box office.

And now “Baywatch: Extended Cut” is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

The film is set in Emerald Bay, Florida and Lt. Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) is doing his rounds at the beach, alongside his second-command Stephanie Holden (portrayed by Ifenesh Hadera) and fellow bodyguard C.J. Parker (portrayed by Kelly Rohrbach).  The three work on the beat for the Baywatch division and as the are planning to hire new bodyguards, Mitch is told by his superior, Captain Thorpe (portrayed by Rob Huebel) that due to a decrease in funding, for publicity, he will need to take in Olympian swimmer Matt Brody (portrayed by Zac Efron).

Unfortunately, Matt thinks he’s entitled, cocky and immediately rubs Mitch and crew the wrong way.

As for those trying out to be part of Baywatch, Ronnie Greenbaum (portrayed by Jon Bass) is a chubby (yet well-endowed) guy who has always liked CJ and each time she is nice to him, he feels that’s not good enough to be around her.  It doesn’t help that Ronnie can’t speak or does weird things when she’s around but will he make the cut for Baywatch?

As for Summer Quinn, she’s determined and blunt and often has words for Matt especially since he can’t stop looking at her boobs.

Meanwhile on the beach, Victoria Leeds (portrayed by Priyanka Chopra) is the new owner of a private bar, while sweet on the outside, she is actually a crime boss selling drugs on the beach.

When the new Baywatch team is selected, immediately they start noticing drugs on the beach and during a rescue attempt for a congressman and a few partying women, Mitch thinks the drugs and cases of homicides are related to Victoria Leeds.

And as much as he wants to bust them, Sgt. Ellerbee often reminds Mitch and team that they are not police and solving these crimes are his jurisdiction.  And Matt agrees with the Sgt., and bickers with the other Baywatch members because he doesn’t feel they should be investigating homicides but helping people who drown or people who get sunburned.

Will this new Baywatch team ever gel?  And will they find out who is responsible for the drugs and homicides that are occuring at Emerald Beach?


VIDEO:

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” receives its first 4K Ultra HD K Ultra HD release and is presented in 4K Ultra High Definition.

With the film shot outdoors, colors are absolutely vibrant and the film looks colorful and wonderful in 4K Ultra HD.  Closeups show amazing detail and for the most part, this film looks great in 4K!

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: To watch 4K Ultra HD, you will need a 4K UHD TV with HDR and an Ultra HD Blu-ray Player + a high-speed HDMI 2.0A Cable.

AUDIO & SUBTITLES:

Lossless audio quality is equally impressive. Featured in English Dolby Atmos, French, Spanish and Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and with an English audio description.

The film has a blend of crystal clear dialogue, music and great use of sound effects during action sequences, which there are plenty.  “Baywatch” sounds amazing!

Subtitles are in English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” on 4K Ultra HD comes with the following special features:

  • Meet the Lifeguards – (21:36) A featurette with the cast talking about the fun they are having on the set and working with each other on set.
  • Continuing the Legacy – (9:28) A featurette about creating a film re-imagining the “Baywatch” TV series.
  • Stunts & Training – (9:10) A featurette about the training that the cast had to go through for the film and the stunts they took part in.
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes – (10:06) Featuring six deleted and extended scenes.

EXTRAS:

“Baywatch: Extended Cut” comes with a slipcover, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray disc and an UltraViolet Digital HD code.


I’m going to be up front about this…growing up, I absolutely enjoyed “Baywatch”.  Sure, that teenager in me loved watching the film for the many women on the show, watching surfer Kelly Slater in his first major acting gig and for the most part, it was syndicated TV that was popular for its time.

I can easily remember that after football on Sundays, there was always “Baywatch” and it was a series that was hard to resists, and also a reminder of how I wished I was at the beach during the hot summer.

So, with the announcement of “Baywatch”, I must admit that hearing about a movie adaptation but instead of being dramatic, the film is more action comedy.  And the trailer was enough to peak my interest as it had done with other ’80s shows such as “21 Jump Street”, why not “Baywatch”?

And what a hilarious and fun film this turned out to be.  Sure, I know many people are going to pan this film as “Baywatch” embodies a series that was often T&A and many guys watching for the ladies, and there were ladies who watched it for the men.  And the film retains the T&A jokes but also some of the immature comedy that one often sees with an Apatow or Sandler film.  And a lot of those films tend to turn film critics off.

The thing about this film is you don’t take it seriously.  This is not a film that tries to capture the true life of bodyguards, it’s more of a comedy of a group of bodyguards who get involved in a major murder mystery (something out of their jurisdiction) but they just want their beaches safe.

Add in sexual tension and a cocky Matt Brody with plenty of improvisation and in the end, you get a film that is crazy, fun and if you are into immature jokes, something to make you laugh.

One scene has potential lifeguard, Ronnie Greenbaum choking on his food and CJ coming to give him the Heimlich maneuver, but with each thrust on him while in her red swimsuit gets Ronnie a stiffy and before CJ could see, he falls on a wooden chair on the beach.  But doesn’t realize that his long penis gets caught in the groove and he’s literally stuck.  Needless to say, everyone on the beach see it, record him on their smartphone and CJ and Mitch are brought into the mix.

It’s stupid jokes like these that you can’t help but laugh.  But it’s no doubt one of those moments in the film that stay with you because it’s so memorable (for some reason, a scene in “Porky’s” comes to mind, but not as sexually explicit).

And of course, this wouldn’t be a “Baywatch” film without the Hoff and Pamela Anderson making an appearance.  And even the cast joking about the slow-motion running and also poking fun of the popular TV show.

It’s important to note that because of the adult humor, this is not a film to watch with children in the room!

As for the 4K Ultra HD release, picture quality is absolutely fantastic.  Lossless audio is equally awesome and there are numerous special features included.

Overall, “Baywatch: Extended Cut” is a hilarious action comedy that pays homage to the hit TV series but also is a laugh-out loud, fun and crazy film.  Sure, it may not be for everyone, but as a guy who watched the original “Baywatch” series many times during my teenage years, I can’t help but enjoy Seth Gordon’s “Baywatch”!  An action comedy worth watching!

James Caan & Other Stars Usher In The Opening of The Las Vegas Mob Experience!

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

LAS VEGAS, NV – Tuesday March 29, 2011 – Creators of The Las Vegas Mob Experience were joined by family members of the iconic/historic gangsters at The Tropicana Las Vegas for the opening of The Las Vegas Mob Experience this week.  They were joined by Hollywood icon James Caan (The Godfather, “Las Vegas”), one of several celebrity “gangster guides” who take you through the experience – educating the viewer (through videos and holograms) on the mob and how Vegas worked back in the day.

Also in attendance at Tuesday night’s red carpet gala were Gangster Guides Frank Vincent (“The Sopranos”, Goodfellas) and Tony Sirico (“The Sopranos”, Goodfellas) along with celebrity guests Pamela Anderson (“Baywatch”), Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects), Rick Harrison (“Pawn Stars”) and more.

The Las Vegas Mob Experience is an immersive, highly interactive journey through time. Anchored by the largest collection of authentic artifacts, memorabilia, photos and videos of organized crime ever assembled, this attraction explores the history of organized crime and the impact its major players had on the building of Las Vegas.

The descendants of these mobsters offered fascinating, first-hand accounts and an interesting perspective of whom these people really were, not how they’ve been portrayed in Hollywood.

For more information on The Las Vegas Mob Experience, visit www.lvme.com <http://www.lvme.com> .

You can view the Las Vegas Mob Experience on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LgY7FKVU3c

Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

December 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Another hilariously, brutal Comedy Central Roast.  Definitely an enjoyable roast featuring crazy, yet tense moments worth watching over and over again!    If you enjoy naughty/mature comedy, the “Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored” DVD is recommended!

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DVD TITLE: Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored

DURATION: 71 Minutes

DVD INFORMATION: Color, Widescreen, Closed Captions, Dolby Digital

COMPANY: Comedy Central/Paramount

RATED: Not Rated (Explicit Content. Warning: This program is recommended for mature audiences only. It contains adult language and situations.)

RELEASE DATE: January 11, 2011

Executive Producer and Director: Joel Gallen

Executive in Charge of Production: Mike Rothman

Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central: Elizabeth Porter

Starring:

David Hasselhoff

Seth MacFarlane

Pamela Anderson

Whitney Cummings

Greg Giraldo

Gilbert Gottfried

George Hamilton

Hulk Hogan

Lisa Lampanelli

Jeffrey Ross

Jerry Springer

The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff, featuring Roast Master Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), was an unforgettable night of sexy, dirty, intoxicating jokes and jabs — nothing was Hoff limits. Roast Master Seth MacFarlane and a dais of top comedians and celebrities honored The Hoff in proper roast fashion. Roasters included: Pamela Anderson, Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo, Gilbert Gottfried, George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross and Jerry Springer.

For generations, David Hasselhoff has entertained the masses.   From “Knight Rider” to “Baywatch” and “America’s Got Talent” (and has since moved on to “Britain’s Got Talent”), the man known as “The Hoff” has also wowed millions of music fans (in Germany) with his music.

And now this pop culture icon is being respected the Comedy Central way via the “Roast of David Hasselhoff” hosted by “The Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane and stars Pamela Anderson, Whitney Cummings,  Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo (in one of his final appearances on television before his death), George Hamilton, Hulk Hogan, Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross and Jerry Springer.

Featuring the hardcore roasters Lisa Lampanelli, Jeffrey Ross,  Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo and Whitney Cummings, it was quite an interesting night to say the least as last year’s honorary roastee Pamela Anderson joins her former “Baywatch” co-star as well as an unusual cast who don’t know Haselhoff all that well such as George Hamilton, former wrestler Hulk Hogan and talk show host Jerry Springer.  But as usual with the Comedy Central Roast, as much as the night is all about roasting “The Hoff”, everyone also will endure the brunt of being roasted as well.

As the TV airing of the “Roast of David Hasselhoff” could only show so much due to the number of mature-themed jokes, those who loved the TV special will no doubt enjoy this extended and uncensored version on DVD.

If you are a fan of David Hasselhoff (of a person who dislikes his acting/singing), “Roast of David Hasselhoff” is a hilarious, tense and enjoyable special in which the jokes are unleashed on “The Hoff” and also the fellow roastees and it’s open season for everyone on stage.

VIDEO & AUDIO:

“Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored” is presented in widescreen and in Dolby Digital.  There are no subtitles but there is closed captions.

The camera does a good job in showing the faces of those being roasted, the faces of the audience laughing to the jokes (or shocked by them).  No dizzying edits but capturing the night quite well.  Lighting was well-done.  Also, capturing some of the words between roasters who showed signs that they were slowly getting ticked (such as Whitney Cummings really tearing on Pamela Anderson and Hulk Hogan).

But the presentation this time around was very good.  I really do hope that Comedy Central considers bringing out the roasts for Blu-ray as they are one of the finest specials and production was well-done.  But on DVD, still a solid release PQ and AQ-wise that are up to par with the awesome DVD releases from Comedy Central/Paramount.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored” comes with the following special features:

  • Behind the Scenes – (6:57) The roasters are interviewed before the show is starting and talk about what they have in store for the roast.
  • Red Carpet Interviews – Featuring the following interviews:

– David Hasselhoff – (1:15) Adam Devine interviews David Hasselhoff before the roast.

– What Sex Position is “The Hoff”? – (1:33) Roasters and celebs talk about what sexual position “The Hoff” is.

– Favorite David Hasselhoff Song – (1:21) Adam Devine asks the roasters and celebs what their favorite David Hasselhoff song is?

– Hayley and Taylor Hasselhoff on Living with the Hoff – (1:14) Adam Devine talks with the Hoff’s daughters Hayley and Taylor.

– Who Would Win in a Tag Team Match? – (1:34) Adam Devine talks about who would win in a tag team match…Hoff’s team or Lisa Lampanelli’s team.

  • The Hoff’s Post-Roast Reaction – (1:04) David Hasselhoff talks about his reaction to the roast.
  • Roasters Wrap Up – (1:30) The Roasters are interviewed about how they felt about their participation in the Roast.

“Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored” continues the hilarious and often tense roasting of a celebrity since the “Roast of William Shatner” and “The Roast of Pamela Anderson”.   When I first found out that the next would be David Hasselhoff, how perfect is that!

I’m not going to BS because I was a fan of “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch” and similar to William Shatner and his acting on “Star Trek”, the same can be said about the Hoff and his shows.  The acting may not have been all that great but they were enjoyable shows to watch.

But what I liked about this year’s roast was that they kept the talents to a few.  Each getting their own face time and no one left out.  I will say that I found some celebs featured in the special as a surprise.  Hulk Hogan is usually not the person you look at and think…”comedy” but I suppose it gave comedians a chance to really roast him (especially his use of the “feathered boa”).  George Hamilton, another Hasselhoff-eque actor and Jerry Springer, the TV host… you wonder how in the hell these guys would even be as fellow roasters but they did pretty good, yes and even Hulk Hogan managed to deliver.

But the night was driven by the comedy of yearly roasters Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo and Whitney Cummings.  Lampanelli can really dish it out but what was surprising was to hear Gilbert Gottfried dishing on Lampanneli in perhaps one of the most memorable roasting of a roaster for any of the Comedy Central roasts.  Greg Giraldo was off-the-cuff as usual and on target with his no-hold barred approach but possibly the biggest shock was Whitney Cummings with her scathing roasts of Pamela Anderson and Hulk Hogan.  If she went on longer, I think these two could have done a tag-team and really gone after Cummings because her roasts were brutal.  But they were good sports and managed to hold it all in.  Despite Pamela Anderson’s roasting last year, it was evident that the roasters had even more to say about her vagina.

But this night was about the Hoff.  Of course, his battle with alcoholism was a major topic for the roast but he managed to grin, bare it and took it with stride.  He was a real trooper and despite the roast, he got the final word on everyone by singing to them.

The DVD had a good amount of special features, especially what took place before and after the roast.  Once again, if you watched the special on television, if you want to see more, you definitely want to catch this DVD as it features the extended and uncensored version. It’s also important to note that since this was probably one if not the final appearance by Greg Giraldo on television and in a Comedy Central-related special shot months before his death, to pay tribute as part of the Comedy Central family, the roast features a short picture tribute to him as well as an insert (included in the DVD case) in memoriam to the comedian.

But what can I say about this roast… David Hasselhoff was a perfect choice this year and found the “Roast of David Hasselhoff: Extended and Uncensored” extremely enjoyable and hilarious!

Similar to Shatner, you know that the roasters would be having a field day and no matter how scathing the jokes were, they managed to hold up well from beginning to end and overall, it was an awesome roast and for those who enjoy mature/naughty comedy, this roast is definitely recommended!


Star alongside Pamela Anderson in a short film

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

‘The Commuter’ will be shot on the Nokia N8. Filming will take place on the 20th September in London

Want to star alongside Pam in a short feature film? Written and directed by British directors the McHenry Brothers, ‘The Commuter’ will be shot entirely in HD on the new Nokia N8. Filming will take place on the 20th September in London, and you could have the once in a lifetime chance to join the stars on set and play a part in the film

The Hoff and Pamela Anderson at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards at Sony Studios

April 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

8th Annual TV Land Awards - Backstage And Audience

Actors David Hasselhoff (L) and Pamela Anderson backstage at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards at Sony Studios on April 17, 2010 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Pamela Anderson launches her vegan milkshake at Millions of Milkshakes in West Hollywood

April 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Pamela Anderson Launches Her Milkshake At Millions Of Milkshakes

Pamela Anderson launches her vegan milkshake at Millions Of Milkshakes on April 9, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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SUPERHERO MOVIE (a J!-ENT DVD Review)

October 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

“When you see the ‘from the guys who brought you SCARY MOVIE and THE NAKED GUN, you pretty much know what kind of film you’re going to get.  So, it’s all about watching these movies with an open mind.  Fortunately, among the similar-related movies by these creators, ‘SUPERHERO MOVIE’ is probably the most entertaining of the lot.”

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FILM:  SUPERHERO MOVIE

COMPANY: DIMENSION HOME ENTERTAINMENT

DVD INFORMATION: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC

RATED: PG 13

DURATION: 82 minutes

PRODUCED BY Robert K. Weiss, David Zucker, Craig Mazin

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Craig Mazin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and Mathew Stein

STARRING: Drake Bell, Christopher McDonald, Sara Paxton, Kevin Hart, Brent Spiner, Jeffrey Tambor, Robert Joy, Reginal Hall, Pamela Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Tracy Morgan and Marion Ross.

THE TRAILER:

Spider-Man, X-Men and the Fantastic Four will never be the same after this outrageously funny spoof of your favorite comic book movies!  Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) stars as a nerdy high school student bitten by a genetically-altered dragonfly.  He stumbles hilariously through the process of becoming a crime-fighter and as his new powers grow, so do the laughs.  Sara Paxton (Aquamarine) and Christopher McDonald (Spy Kids 2) costar as the clueless damsel in distress and the comically intense super villain, along with Pamela Anderson and Leslie Nielsen.  Going from superzero to superhero has never been this much fun!

For the week of Halloween 2008, I decided that there will be no horror movie marathon.  This week, I will watch the various comedy films that typically feature on the front of the DVD “from the guys who brought you SCARY MOVIE and the NAKED GUN”.

I pretty much know what I’m getting into with these films and know you have to have an open mind because although many scenes will have its funny moments, you can expect your share of really idiotic moments as well.

I know people who can just laugh and know what to expect with these films but some who have never seen these type of films and just feel the wasted their time watching it.  So, with that being said, enjoyment of this film depends on your take of these type of movies.

“SUPERHERO MOVIE” is a film that parodies the first “Spider-Man” film, “Fantastic Four”, “X-Men” and “Batman”.

The film revolves around Rick Riker, a nerdy high school teenager who loves his classmate but bullied quite a bit in his school.  Things go from bad at worse at a school trip when he accidentally spills a chemical which attracts animals to him and somehow he ends up being bit by a radioactive dragonfly.

Riker develops special powers and next thing you know, the Dragonfly is born.

Marion Ross and Leslie Nielsen play the aunt and uncle of Rick Riker.  In true Leslie Nielsen fashion, if you watched the “Naked Gun” films, you know what to expect for his role.  Marion Ross of “Happy Days” fame was quite interesting as the aunt who has a major flatulence problem and just can’t stop farting.

Tracy Morgan plays a Professor X type of role, trying to help Riker learn his new powers and show him the school of teens who have powers.  Pamela Anderson plays the role of Invisible Woman who has been caught messing around with Professor X by Mrs. Professor X.

One of the highlight scenes is when Riker and the girl of his dreams, Jill Johnson are about to share a kiss but his aunt Lucille (Marion Ross) sleeping right next to them leashes continuous farts that just sound so horrible.  Fart jokes can be funny and the manage to include a hilarious gassy scenes in which Jill who really wants to kiss Riker, uses her tampons to put up her nose to avoid smelling the fart. Fart jokes are gross but when done well, you can’t hep but laugh.

Of course, probably the coldest jokes are the ones on physicist Stephen Hawking.  The gags on his character featured getting his head accidentally stuck in a beehive and not able to get out of it because of his disability.  And of course, using his vocoder device to simulate Hawking screaming profanities. For a film to really make fun of his disability to get some cheap laughs is just very cold.

There are so many gags in this film with those type of gags, some quite funny and some that are just idiotic but I found this film more to the funny side fortunately.  But with jokes such as the Stephen Hawking (which there are numerous scenes with this character), I can see many finding it tasteless and some to find it so funny knowing it’s so wrong.

AUDIO & VIDEO:

Truthfully, I wasn’t paying too much attention towards the quality of the film and as for the audio, the film is strictly dialogue.  Not much need for special audio effects.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The extended version features the alternate ending, deleted scenes, two featurettes and a theatrical trailer plus a commentary.  The regular version only features the alternate ending (which was so dumb, I’m glad they didn’t use it), deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer.

There are three versions of this film on DVD in the US.  The regular version which is only 74 minutes long and has only the alternate ending, deleted scenes and theatrical trailer, while the extended version which is 82 minutes long and has the additional commentary track and featurettes.  The third version is a Blockbuster exclusive which features additional deleted scenes.

So, far of the movies within this genre and created by the same creators of “SCARY MOVIE” and “NAKED GUN”, of the more recent films, “SUPERHERO MOVIE” was probably the funniest compared to the others. Again, this is comparing to the other related films by the same creators.

There is a lot of funny jokes throughout the film but there are also a good number of idiotic jokes as well.

I enjoyed the superhero film parodies on this film and although there are a few well-known talent who made cameos on this film, I’m just glad many of their segments were quite short.  In fact, I’m glad that the film was quite short.

In the end, I definitely didn’t find myself disliking it.  I suppose it’s because I enjoyed the superhero parodies on the film and I haven’t seen a film go so far to do a parody based on superhero films in this magnitude.

All in all, a fun film if you come watching with an open mind.

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