Two brain-dead slackers (Shore and #!@%*#) join the army in a dire effort to obtain military benefits and find themselves on the front lines in the conflict between the northern African countries of Chad and Libya. Kind of a throwback to the old "goofballs-bumble-their-way-though-basic-training-yet they- inexplicably-end up-becoming heroes" comedies of the 1940's. Non of the gags are particularly clever, but it could pass as harmless fun for kids.
All the purists go for the original, and I can respect that..but for me this was the one to watch-- had the classic lines, the very cool villian (and his dopey sidekick), they gave Moranis more to do (Granted he was much more amusing to watch as Vince the dog), and it was cool to see the progression of these guys after saving the city and getting blacklisted as frauds.
Aykroyd,Murray,Ramis--all in their prime at this point.
A zombie musician takes revenge on the punks that murdered raped and murdered his wife and him. Along the way he befriends his wife's little sister and a depressed police officer who takes care of her. Extreme violence and gore mixed with strong moral values may not it well with many viewers, but the beautiful Gothic cinematography, heavy metal soundtrack, and a charismatic performance by Brandon Lee in his final performance help elevate the film above the tasteless material. A horrific on set freak accident cost Lee his life and gives the film a disturbing sense of irony that may be too overwhelming for many viewers.
Rated R. Contains Strong graphic violence and language, heavy drug content, and brief nudity and sexual content
Cats and dogs, living together, mass hysteria!
Reviewed by CoolerKing for Ghostbusters at 2008-04-07 10:58:44
Might be the most quotable movies ever. This movie took the summer special effects blockbuster and showed what would happen if you put in into the hands of the smartest comedy writers in town. Total classic.