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|| Brendan Fraser, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris
||The youngins in my
theater didn't seem to like it.
didn't seem to like it either.
||I wish Bridget had
|| Henry Selick
All of the signs were there to get my refund and run.
First the pre-movie commercials start and there is no audio, then
the audio kicks in but the trailers are out of focus, and then the
movie starts with no sound. Iím in a theater full of people, Iím
a little high up in the stadium seating, but no one moves. Finally Iím
sick of seeing the plot lines develop with no audio so I walk down
the stairs, out the door, find a snot-nosed kid, and tell him that
there is no sound in theater 2. Does he believe me? No. He follows
me back into the theater, sees that there is no sound, and says
"Well that isnít good?" No shit, go get it fixed!
A Movie Review
A few too many minutes later they finally stop the film and try
to fix things. Management hands out some coupons for a free small
popcorn, and Iím thinking of bailing on "Monkeybone" and
get my money back or at least a movie voucher. But no, I stick it
out, and about ten minutes later the film roles from where it left
off and an hour and a half later I wish I had gone to get my money
"Monkeybone" gives us Brendan Fraser as Stu. He has his
woman, Julie (Bridget Fonda), wants to marry her, and has his
cartoon Monkeybone. He doesnít like being in the spotlight when
Monkeybone takes off, nor does he want his character mass-marketed.
In a weird twist Stu ends up in a coma and his mind goes to
"Downtown" where dream characters come to life. But his
dream characters have their own ideas and trick Stu into getting an
"Exit Ticket" back to his body, only his cartoon
character, Monkeybone, uses the ticket. Stu is left in
"Downtown" jail, Monkeybone is working on banging Julie,
and a sinister plot to get the world to dream bad dreams takes
shape. And you know what, thatís as much as I want to get into
Fraser does his best to play a multitude of characters, and I
still have a thing for Bridget Fonda, but "Monkeybone"
just fails. Itís rated PG-13 but seems to want to be rated R (I
wish it were) so it canít take the jokes where they need to go yet
tries to remain cute for the kids. Monkeybone isnít a kids
character, although he looks like he should be, and the story is so
bizarre that the cool effects of "Downtown" are wasted. Iím
done wasting my time on this movie and will just give it 1 star out
of 5. I should have taken the refund and ran.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!