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I have never been a fan of spoof movies but since it is a huge classic, I thought I would definitely enjoy this one. Eventually, I thought the whole thing was pretty disappointing... Of course, there were here and there some funny jokes but I can't say I was laughing throughout the whole thing. Like another Listal users pointed out in her review, maybe back then these jokes were timely but 25 years later, most of those jokes don't really work anymore. I guess it would be the same thing when people will watch 'Shrek' 25 years later, they will miss many pop-cultural jokes that were relevant when it came out. Furthermore, I find Leslie Nielsen more annoying than funny in his iconic part. I know, that's the whole point, he is supposed to be annoying but I didn't find him really funny, just plain stupid. Eventually, I spent most of the time watching the movie decrypting the jokes to get their meaning and I got most of them but my reaction was usually 'oh yeah! that's what they meant. Pretty clever, not bad, next joke...' and, once in a while, they would be something hilarious popping up and I would be laughing but that wasn't often enough. To conclude, I know, it is a classic but I didn't like it but if you love the genre, there is a good chance you will enjoy it more than I did.

Added by johanlefourbe
3 years ago on 10 August 2012 09:57


Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 10 12:23
I have mixed feelings on this review. Agree on some, disagree on some but we're pretty much on the same page. Read my review for a better understanding!

I never bothered to watch the sequels and one is just enough, thank you!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 10 12:31
It is just a matter of taste... I just don't like spoofs, that's all.

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