Reno 911!: Miami
I've never seen the Comedy
Central series Reno 911!, but I had actually heard some pretty good
things and always had wanted to check it out.
Therefore, when they
expanded the series to the big screen it seemed like the perfect chance to
catch up. Despite a historically bad title (Reno or Miami? Decide
guys!) I was looking forward to this movie.
What a slap in the face!
Reno 911!: Miami with a
stunned, dazed look.I sat through the 84
minutes (and believe me, it was hard time) of
Not so much that it was not
funny -- though it most certainly wasn't -- but the complete depth of the ineptitude
on all levels of this film was frankly stunning. It isn't even as clever as
the show it is so obviously TRYING to parody, Cops -- and how is that
for a timely subject for parody?
Even the attempts to "sexy"
it up for the big screen land with a thud -- these essentially just consisted of cursing,
several goofy and non-explicit shots of the Reno cops simulating
masturbation and a stupid nude beach segment in which there seemed to be
only one gratuitous topless bather.
However, if you think
beached whales, Scarface imitations, biochemical hazards, male
cops with tight short-shorts and female cops with asses the size of Montana are funny, then
this is the movie for you.
If this is what the Reno
911! guys do
with a little budget and censorship wiggle room -- I don't want to see what
the series is like with them handcuffed by Comedy Central's standards and
practices. I wouldn't mind seeing them handcuffed in one of Eli Roth's Hostel movies, though.
Reno 911!: Miami
wouldn't be worth watching for free on
cable (where it will show up in a matter of days), it certainly isn't worth
spending good money on. Save your time and effort and just hit
yourself on the head with a hammer. It will have the same effect. (5/07)
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Posted: June 2, 2007.