“We see bad movies so that we can truly appreciate the good ones.”
– Someone who (obviously) thinks we’re doing ourselves a service.
Ladies and gentlemen... the great Eddie 'Edward' Murphy has returned to Bad Movie Night. And what a triumphant return it is. I think we all used to wonder how this talent had fallen to such lows. But now, amidst reports of him retiring from movies and him selling out to make the crappy ones, it was a guarantee that the Murph would end up here. This summer, Eddie has brought us the gem "Meet Dave." A movie that was practically made JUST for Eddie. And a movie that follows a majority of the Murph's movies in the ratings department. At the time of this writing, RT has "Meet Dave" hovering around a 20%. Ouch.
This was the first movie of the season that was a bit painful to watch. Granted it was a PG film and more suited for families, the jokes were awful, overly stereotypical and extremely forced. What kills me is that Bill Corbitt (of MST3K fame) was one of the writers here -- I'm guessing the movie was supposed to be PG-13 at one point. But then I remember that Brian Robbins directed it, along with the smash hit "Norbit" from last year. Now I understand.
What's nice about "Meet Dave" is that it allowed me to check the following items off of my Things I Hope To See In Bad Movies This Summer:
Thanks for helping me with that list, Eddie, but please stop making these movies. Stop moping when you don't win an Oscar. Stop hooking up with hookers. One day you'll realize that all of these things intertwine.
+ original post date: July 23, 2008 09:28 AM
+ categories: Bad Movie Night