AIRPLANE GUYS + SOUTH PARK GUYS = THIS
fmwaalex | Austin, TX USA | 12/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
What would happen if the guys that made South Park got together with the guys that made Airplane, well you get this. This is a nice cross or hybrid of the two different camps style ad humor. There is a lot of that slapstick style Zucker is known for but Matt & Trey's humor is also in great abundance. When this first came out it did not get as much attention as it deserved, now it is considered a cult classic and I agree. As a fan of the South Park series and a huge fan of Zucker this could be nothing but a hit in my mind.
Coop and Remer have been friends since childhood and are just coasting through life, losers to some and cool to others I guess. On the day of a school reunion they challenge the "cool kids" to a game or is it vice versa? Either way they end up playing a game that the two make up called Basketball, which is basketball with Baseball rules. Throw in some psych out's and you have one of the most fun games ever. So what starts out as a block phenomenon grows into a national professional sport. The thing about this sport is that all players get pay the same and no teams can move to another city, s basically no corruption or greed. All that is in the process of changing once the man who funded it all dies and leaves it all to Cooper. The pressure starts on from the owner of the Dallas team to turn this sport into all the others, so our movie begins. The team starts to turn against one another, love interests develop, and good guys vs. bad guys starts to take effect.
Director David Zucker and fellow writers did a great job with this film making it one of the most fun movies I own. Everything can be found within this film from slapstick, to crude, to smart humor [it is there if you look] and so much more. Gag jokes galore and wonderful performances make this more than watchable multiple times. Trey and Matt do a wonderful job throughout the film giving excellent performances each. Trey Parker does a great job and really carries the film in a way as it is more about his struggle in the film. Matt Stones does an equally good job as his best friend and co creator of the game.
Dian Bachar is absolutely hilarious as the third wheel friend Squeak Scolari and possibly is a scene stealer. As a matter of fact everyone in this film does a great job and are funny, rare I think. This film is one of my favorites from Zucker and that says a lot, sure lately he has not been churning out the classics but I did love "An American Carol". Would I recommend this movie, yes I would undoubtedly. If you are not a fan of the people involved previous are later works you may not like this. With that I loved this movie and still do, and at this time right now I need to laugh so this is always on the list.