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Upon seeing this we decided to give it a watch. A lot of the jokes still land: the abrams/zuckers sight gags still work and Nordberg’s physical comedy is too notch (so hard to remember that actor before he became a…whatever he is now). Presley is beautiful and a game foil and Nielsen just nails the role. I guess the OJ taint has been a kiss of death here so “Airplane!” Will be the one they’re remembered for, but man I do miss comedy like this. * and man doesn’t the world of bad guy generalissimo baddies (Ayatollah, Arafat) seem like a quaint notion amidst AI enabled battle drones with Chinese parts assembled in failed states launched by private militias
I think the OJ stuff does make it difficult and weird. But in time that will be a footnote, if the movie survives beyond GenX nostalgia.I definitely had a moment seeing the rogues gallery of supervillains of the era and comparing it to our modern era. I was perfectly aware as a middle-schooler who all of those characters were. Probably more than I would be now.
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