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Strange Wilderness
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Starring: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Johah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Jeff Garlin, Justin Long
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Paramount Pictures
Web Site:
Kiddie Movie: God forbid, NO!
Date Movie: Only she's as much of a juvenile as you are.
Gratuitous Sex: We get some human nudity, the stroking of a turkey neck, and animal sex.
Gratuitous Violence: Animals and people get eaten.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: Only at how bad the jokes are.
Memorable Scene: As stupid as it was, I can't get the image of the turkey out of my head.
Memorable Quote: "You want him to piss that turkey off his hog?" & "Doesn't that mean we're eating Dick?"
Directed By: Fred Wolf
Produced By: Allen Covert, Peter Gaulke

Strange Wilderness
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:27 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Gosh, I really donít know where to start with this review, so letís just say I went to see "Strange Wilderness" and hereís the storyÖ

Steve Zahn is Peter Gaulke. His father was one of the great nature dudes on TV, in the realm of the "Wild Kingdom" series of yesteryear, and Peter has been handed down the legacy of the franchise "Strange Wilderness." The problem is that Peter is an incompetent moron, with a crew of incompetent morons, and the TV people are threatening to cancel their show. Needing something to bring them back to TV greatness, a family friend has come in possession of a map showing the location of Bigfoot, down in South America. So the hapless crew of "Strange Wilderness" make their way south of the border, on a quest to document bigfoot before their evil Nature-Filming nemesis, Sky Pierson (Harry Hamlin), gets there first.

And you know what, thatís enough of a plot because as I was sitting in the theater I was laughing, yet at the same time I was shaking my head at just how utterly stupid the movie was. First Iím sitting there thinking about the cast of pretty talented individuals in this film. Youíve got Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Johah Hill, Kevin Heffernan, Jeff Garlin, and Justin Long, all who can be very funny individuals. If youíve been wondering what Ernest Borgnine has been up to lately, there he was. And none other than Robert Patrick, you might know his as the T-1000 from Terminator 2 and Johnny Cashís dad in "Walk the Line," also shows up. And for eye candy we get Ashley Scott as Cheryl. Sounds like an impressive line-up, doesnít it? Well, I donít know if any actor can make greatness out of a movie when one scene involves a turkey chomping down on Peterís penis, them rushing him to the hospital with said turkey firmly attached, and the nurse thinking that massaging the turkeys neck will get the turkey to let go. Go ahead, you can do it, insert an erection joke here.

"Strange Wilderness" is bad. Bad, bad, bad, and it is its badness that I found myself laughing. It is, honestly, one of those movies where you wonder how anyone got on board to make it, let alone pony up the money to finance it, but maybe, just maybe, somehow on paper it looked promising. The jokes are bad, so bad that you might laugh. The acting is bad, so bad that you might laugh. The effects are bad, so bad that you might laugh. And just for the rated-R hell of it there is blatant nudity, some really nice, and some not so much, and I canít actually believe this, but Iím going to give "Strange Wilderness" two stars our of 5. Somehow its badness made me laugh.

I will say that even with 2 stars, really, wait until this DVD ends up somewhere in your Netflix queue, or better yet, wait for cable, and your only chance to laugh is being as juvenile as the jokes in the movie.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!


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