Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The All New Adventures of Laurel and Hardy For Love or Mummy|
Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Lara Bye, Timo Chaplin, Josh Cheny, Susan Danford
Director: John R. Cherry III
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Disgraceful to the name of the World's Greatest Comedy Team
The Bobster | Maryland | 02/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Forget this terrible movie and go buy some "real" Laurel and Hardy videos instead.Bronson Pinchot plays Stan Laurel as a helpless rambling idiot (in the actual L&H films- Stan was dumb, but not nearly as totally brainless as Pinchot plays him). Gailard Sartain does a better impersonation of Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice (from the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies) than he does Oliver Hardy. None of the timing, chemistry, milking of a gag, or comic genius that made Laurel and Hardy so great are to be found here. It's just another fast-paced slapstick farce that's designed for kids. And the mummy running rampant reminded me of the 1953 film ROBOT MONSTER with the diving helmet on the head of someone in a gorilla suit.And what's a respectable actor like F. Murray Abraham doing in this fiasco?Again- if you have any respect or admiration at all for Laurel and Hardy, I recommend forgetting this abomination of a movie and buying some videos of the real thing instead."
Not THAT bad! Relatives, not Imitators!
Daniel | Virginia | 08/08/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love Laurel & Hardy- they were the greatest comedy team in history. One reason for their greatness(and Oliver Hardy said it best)is that "comedy is hard to do". I disagree with the other reviews that this is a bad film- definatly not "5 stars", but not "rock bottom" either. ALSO, it is NOT a "remake" as other reviews have stated. Bronson Pinchot and Gailard Sartain portray the nephew's of the elder Laurel & Hardy(you hear them mention their uncle's, "Stan & Olie", if you listen carefully. They are just "chips off the old block". I think it's worth at least one viewing for any Laurel&Hardy fan. Not that bad!"
Fun for the kids
Son of the Desert | 10/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's too bad that so many Laurel and Hardy fans can't take this for what it is: harmless fun for kids to watch at Halloween time. I went into this knowing it was aimed at little kids and involved the "nephews" of Laurel and Hardy, a rampaging mummy, the director of Ernest, Bozo the clown, and "cousin Balkie". I found it to be cute and kids love it. That makes it OK in my book."
Pieni Ruusu | 07/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just scroll down. Read the hate filled tantrum of the enraged Laurel and Hardy fan who brags about "hating everyone" while disgustingly using the victims of 911 in a twisted tirade against customers whose children like this movie. That is just one bizarre example of the excessive negativity that has plagued Laurel and Hardy fandom for decades.
Numerous Laurel and Hardy fans have traditionally hated many of the films starring Stan and Ollie. Consider THE BIG NOISE. Excessively negative fans hate it. NOTHING BUT TROUBLE? Hated. THE JITTER BUGS? Hated. THE AIR RAID WARDENS? Hated. THE DANCING MASTERS? Hated. UTOPIA? Hated. A HAUNTING WE WILL GO? Hated. THE BULLFIGHTERS? Hated. It's not surprising then that they hate this children's movie featuring fictional relatives of Laurel and Hardy.
Even the mere suggestion of children having fun watching this movie is hated. The previous post, with its disgusting comments about the tragedy of 911, demonstrates that hatred. It also shows how ugly some Laurel and Hardy fans can be. Sick remarks about 911 aren't even considered off limits. Such negativity demonstrates why good-natured Laurel and Hardy tributes deserve some credit.
Laurel and Hardy comics and cartoons filled me with joy as a child. They didn't fill me with hate. They were respectful, good-natured, and uplifting. This movie is another respectful and good-natured tribute, but it never had a chance of uplifting the spirits of the negatively inclined fans. Laurel and Hardy themselves ultimately couldn't even do that. The Boy's final feature films have been the objects of excessive hatred for years.