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Airheads

Reviewed By spork-girl
Posted 10/18/98 04:38:44

"Brendan Frasier is hot, but rent George of the Jungle instead."
2 stars (Pretty Bad)

This movie is retarded. But with a name like "Airheads", really, what were you expecting?

Possibly the most interesting thing about this movie is that Kramer has a bit part. And he's really bad. Oh, and amazingly, Adam Sandler is not amusing in the least.

The setup: a loser band can't get signed. So they take over a radio station and stick it to the man! Yeah! That's pretty much it. Brendan Fraser is the hapless leader, Steve Buscemi is the mean one, Adam Sandler is the dumb one, there are a couple villains, and that dumb blond who was on the first season of Melrose Place until they dumped her dumb ass is the bitter girlfriend who really loves him, honest.

All the acting sucks. Or maybe it's the writing that's so godawful no one can carry it off. I like to think it's both.

The plot is retarded and predictable. However, it is important to point out that in no way were the makers of this film going for an academy award. This movie was specifically designed for cheap laughs and predictability. There is nothing inherently wrong with that. But as a fan of film, it forces me to trash it. You understand, I'm sure.

And so I give it 2 sporks. It doesn't get the 1 because it does an average job of accomplishing its goal. There have been many movies made for cheap laughs that do it better. So it's a below average movie. Even for its genre. Have a nice day.

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