Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PCP on DVD - Year One

Note - this post was originally posted by me on my friend's blog on 10/24/10
Review:  Year One.  Rating 1.5 out of 5 stars.
For a movie with this deep of a talented comedic cast, this movie was not funny at all.  It was so bad that not even the outtakes at the end of the movie were funny.  This movie had a huge cast, including Jack Black (Tropic Thunder, Kung Fu Panda) and Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno) as the stars, and appearances by Oliver Platt, David Cross, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Vinnie Jones, Hank Azaria, Olivia Wilde, Xander Berkeley, Horatio Sanz, Bill Hader, and Paul Rudd.  It was written and directed by Harold Ramis, the writer ofCaddyshack, Stripes, and Ghostbusters.  You’d think with a cast like that, this movie would be a riot.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t even come close.  It barely generates any chuckles and absolutely no laugh out loud moments.  Michael Cera plays the same wimpy nerd he plays in every movie he is in, and Jack Black is playing a raging idiot, like many of his movies.  It is the same characters they always play, just in a biblical setting that doesn’t even come close to being in the right time period – having the story of Abraham and Isaac taking place at the same time as the story of Cain and Abel, while they were many generations apart in the bible.  The only bright spot in the film is the fact that it has Olivia Wilde in it in a small role.  She’s smoking hot in anything she’s in, and she’s the reason this movie wasn’t scored even lower.  However, this movie is just flat out bad.  There’s a reason it bombed at the box office.  Don’t bother wasting your time because this one is totally not worth it.
Reminder:  if you want to see my rating history (1-10 scale) of every movie I’ve ever seen, you can see it here:

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