View single post by tamalie
 Posted: Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 04:02 pm
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I thought Major League 2 was pretty poor. The original was cartoonish, but kept enough of a toe in reality that you could ignore certain little things. Major League 2 had utterly implausible stuff like Willie Mays Hayes starring in an action film and Roger Dorn buying and then selling the team. It also wasn't nearly as funny as the original. \

Naked Gun 33 1/3 was a case of going to the well too often. It was played out. The most memorable moment when I saw it came not from something on screen, but in the audience. A certain former NFL running back, then in jail awaiting trial on double homicide charges, made his first appearance in the movie. This sent the audience into whispers, comments, some boos, and so on. My buddy suddenly bellowed out, "Yes, we all know about OJ. Now be quiet and watch the movie!" People laughed and that cut the tension regarding OJ.

Somewhere along the line it became a federal offense that Forrest Gump won Best Picture for 1994. It has even become derided as a bad movie in some circles, partly due to the cult of Shawshank Redemption. Forrest Gump isn't for everyone and may not be as rewatchable, but it deserved its honor.