Reviews for Movie 43 haven’t got many positive things to say. I thought with such a stellar cast it can’t be THAT bad can it? So I persuaded my cinema buddy to pay the £8.70 for a ticket and come to see it with me. BIG MISTAKE! I wish we could take back the money spent just so that we can’t be accused of supporting this ridiculous, awful movie.
The writers of this film should be ashamed of themselves, and who ever fronted the money doesn’t deserve the power to do so. This film was so bad, I was lost for words when it ended. The tag line “Once you’ve seen it, you can’t un-see it” is pretty spot on. But not in the way they intended I hope. Unless the point of this film was to humiliate loads of incredibly famous actors and actresses and put the audience through a diabolical hour and a half, in which case they did a fine job.
The first thing that struck me about this film was the story line. It was so incredibly lazy! Three prepubescents try to find the most banned video on the internet, and the skits are the films they come across on the way. Well the clips that follow aren’t anything like videos you would find on sites such as youtube, so that made no sense to start with!! Don’t get me started on the consequences of said video when they actually do find it, because it just summed up the whole experience – what an utter pile of crap.
“The most outrageously funny comedy” – outrageous maybe, but funny? No! The only times I laughed during this film was because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Why Hugh Jackman would agree to having balls on his chin is beyond me, and Kate Winslet, oh Kate, when you read the script did you not think ‘This is going to be a terrible movie?!’ Chin balls are only funny on a Ballchinion in MIB and even then it was questionable.
Halle Berry should have avoided this film like the plague as soon as she read that she would have to make guacamole with her breast. I first thought that pairing Halle Berry and Steven Merchant on a first date was a funny combo, they get up to some funny gags playing truth or dare, but then – as is a reoccurring theme in this film – they just took it too far and it was no longer funny. Another good pairing was Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, or so I thought. The idea of home schooling their child but giving him the full experience was a funny idea. Up until the awkward first kiss, ew gross. Not even a bit funny.
The only people I can give credit to in this film are Anna Faris, Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville because they are no better than this film. I don’t mean that in a negative way either. Jackass is crude and stupid but that works for Knoxville and it worked in Movie 43. Anna Faris is the queen of spoof comedy so her role fit right in, and Seann William Scott… well its Seann William Scott, he is Stifler incarnate. In fact Scott and Knoxville make a good comedy duo. Their skit could have been funny if it had not escalated into the ridiculous. But Gerard Butler, I am losing all respect for this guy the more films he is in. He plays two vulgar leprechauns, with that god awful Irish accent that should have been buried with him in PS. I Love You.
I wont go into much more detail on the individual skits, but I will say that the iBabe was just a stupid and lazy story that seemed as though it was made up by a 13 year old boy. Richard Gere apparently avoided shooting this for a year until he tried demanding what he thought was unreasonable conditions for filming, but were unfortunately met by the production company.
Movie 43 took 4 years to make, and it is not surprising as most of the actors did not want to be involved. Apparently bullied and guilt tripped into doing this film, it is understandable why the majority of big names did not want to be associated with its promotion, and wish they had never took part in this god awful piece of cinema which will now forever be on their list of ‘accomplishments’.
To sum up, if you enjoy films such as Superhero Movie, Disaster Movie, Scary Movie, Date Movie etc etc, then this film is for you. Movie 43 is a spoof comedy that should not make any money, therefore discouraging such awful film making from taking place ever again. Do not spend money on this film, I BEG YOU!
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