Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Slammin' Salmon Review

The one thing you really need to remember when you start watching this movie is that it's a Broken Lizard movie.  It is not going to have any superb acting, writing, directing or anything else really.  There is no way it is going to win any credible awards and most people will say it is crap.  But, if you aren't one of those movie snobs that has a steel rod up your arse, you will realize that Broken Lizard movies are hilarious and deliver what they promise.  They never try to be anything else.

The five guys always look like they are having fun.  It's like they're making Muppet movies for adults.  You can tell they are at their most comfortable when they are interacting with each other rather than other actors.  These are five guys who just want to get together and have fun.  And it translates well to the audience.  While there is a basic plot to give some form of reason to the antics, it really is not much more than the Broken Lizard troupe trying to see how much they can get away with in an evening of waiting tables.  And that's not a bad thing because they are a very funny and clever group of guys.

So, down to the buts and bolts: the guys aren't really good actors, there is no real plot or character development and it seems like not much more that a rip off of Waiting.  There's really nothing that sets the movie apart from anything else except for one thing.  It's damn funny.  While these guys will never make another film that has the quality of Super Troopers, they continue to roll out fun physical comedy that doesn't rely on making you want to throw up mixed with "you numbnuts" dialogue that just makes you want to be a part of it.

See it.  Just know that you're getting a Broken Lizard movie and have some fun.

No comments:

Post a Comment