Action Point is hardly terrible but one wonders why it even received a theatrical release, for one thing it’s not all that funny of a comedy and second, Johnny Knoxville isn’t much of a draw nowadays, especially in the lead.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an inoffensively bad movie made for an entirely different audience than those who grew up with the reptiles in the 1980s and 1990s. But taking that aside, it’s a thin story, poor writing and chaotic direction that makes it really hard to watch culminating with a lame and underwhelming finale. The Blu-ray release comes with excellent audio/video transfers but the bonus features are limited.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was far better and a lot funnier than I had expected it to be especially considering the Jackass movies and show never was my cup of tea. However, most of the jokes land and there’s enough plot there to string the jokes and pranks together quite nicely. The Blu-ray release comes with adequate audio/video transfers and a fair number of features well worth checking out.
I hated Movie 43. I didn’t find the jokes particularly funny – and mind you, I don’t mind crude/rude humor – nor was it very controversial. Instead this looked more like a college film project with a higher budget and one which was made for insiders rather than a larger audience. Interestingly enough, at the premiere, Seann William Scott apparently was the biggest name of the cast to show up which says a lot when the others, even in their small roles, didn’t even bother attending.
I can’t say Father of Invention is a bad film but one that’s disappointing considering the kind of cast writer/director Trent Cooper managed to wrangle. It’s not sure what kind of film it’s supposed to be and the performances, or how the characters were written, was either average or at times even annoying.