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Overall Rating
2.07

Awesome: 21.43%
Worth A Look: 7.14%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap71.43%

1 review, 8 user ratings


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Meatballs 4
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by Empress of Ice

"When Corey Feldman is the best thing about a movie - be scared!"
1 stars

Naked chicks, Corey Feldman, thirty-year olds pretending to be in their teens, oh, did I mention Naked Chicks? Jack Nance joins the group of stars (including Kyle MacLachlan, Sherilyn Fenn, and Michael Horse) who should never work on any project unless David Lynch is involved. As USA Up-All-Night fodder, this movie may work - but personally, I'd rather watch the infomercials that come on TV at the same time - 3am.

This is going to be a short review, because my stomach could barely handle sitting through that one, much less writing a review of it. And I watched it twice, just to be sure I didn't miss any part or line or brief moment that didn't suck. I shouldn't have wasted my time.
So this is the fourth in the Meatballs series, and why they felt the need to make a fourth, or even a third, is beyond me. Everybody must just love those wacky antics at summer camp, I guess. I almost cried when the credits ended and I saw that the director of the camp was being played by Jack Nance, who I love dearly and is generally quite an addition to any film. I bet knowing he did this movie is making him roll in his grave right this very moment. Basic plot - the camp is failing, due to the old camp location being sold to some big company. Jack Nance wants to save the camp and not sell out. The staff and campers must win a competition with another camp in order to gain prestige so the camp will get more business and be able to survive another year. Somehow, Corey Feldman appears to save the day. Seems he has been enlisted to be the activities/sports director, or some nonsense.
I may be a bit off, because it was hard to focus, much less stay awake. It didn't make all that much sense to begin with, and it was unclear what was going on most of the time. The acting was so bad, I couldn't tell the characters apart. Well, except for the fat kid, who, god bless him, was the only part of the movie I could stand - and the only member of the cast who didn't appear to be artificially-enhanced. I should have know this wasn't a masterpiece when, five minutes into the movie, we got to see the female campers taking a group shower. The rest of the movie focuses on the counselor's relationships (no one cares), who is sleeping with who and cheating on who (no one cares), and as many breast shots as they can fit in without being labeled soft-porn by the industry. I'm not exaggerating - this movie truly sucks all ass. There is no redeemable moment or actor in the whole thing. The first Meatballs may be a classic. The second may be tolerable. But they really should have stopped there. Oh, and I could die a happy person if I NEVER have to see Corey Feldman without a shirt on ever again.

You can't like this movie sober. You can't like this movie drunk. You can't even just focus on the boobs. That's right - even the gratuitous boob shots can't save this movie from being a complete piece of trash. You've heard of grade B-movies? Well, this one just doesn't made the grade. I give it an F. No, wait - on second thought, I give it a Z.

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originally posted: 11/14/99 14:03:22
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User Comments

5/19/16 Alistair F. Good at least for the Corey Feldman Michael-Jackson-esque dancing scene! 4 stars
4/19/08 Johnny Cocktails Victor Thigpen's gotta a Woodie! 5 stars
4/02/06 Tony Intelligent, thought provoking satire. Best Comedy of the 90s 5 stars
2/22/05 Jeff Anderson I'd rather sit through the lame, but weirdly amusing GORP with Dennis Quaid than this JUNK! 1 stars
5/31/03 Sugarfoot Only for those who think Meatballs 3 was robbed at oscars 1 stars
4/02/03 Al Victor Fun film 5 stars
11/24/02 Charles Tatum Kill it! Kill it! 1 stars
5/14/00 SID We enjoy MSTing movies, but this was just over the fucking line. 1 stars
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  02-May-1992 (R)

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Directed by
  Bob Logan

Written by
  Bob Logan

Cast
  Corey Feldman
  Sarah Douglas
  Jack Nance
  Johnny Cocktails



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