yeah, maybe, but how much better could it have been if John Landis or John Hughes had directed?share
I love Robert Altman. HUGE fan. But not of his work here, or most of his 80s work. It could have been soooo much better. Such a shame
from the subject "Holy smokes." I thought this was going to be about the pot plants in the scene with Dennis Hopper! That'sa what I was thinking about anyway.
I love this movie, their monster car was the craziest, it was great. My best friend and I always used to talk about Juevoes Rancheros, we loved Ray Walston! I've read the Nat'l Lampoon articles, and they are really cool too.
Oh well, great movie, with an unbelivable cast, the entire Schwab family was incredible, and I really got tuned into a new sound with King Sunny Ade. So many aspects to be enjoyed.
Eh, it would have been an average teen flick of its time, long forgotten. I don't think some folks get what Altman was doing with this one.share
"Average" would have been a good thing for everyone. The studio wouldn't have lost money, the director wouldn't have an albatross around his neck, and more people would have eaten popcorn and laughed. Instead we got a film that nobody saw, and both the studio and presumably Robert Altman would both prefer was forgotten.
It's strange that this was not made as an official National Lampoon movie. Then it would have been done properly... probably not quite as mean as the original stories, but still much better. (It would have been OK to leave out the bit about raping mental patients while wearing pig masks.)
That's funny, I never read the National Lampoon stories- but they sound like something that would have done "A Clockwork Orange" great pride. I think it's hard to find real fault with this film. Amazing cast, entertaining script, and the whole shebang fueled by the vision of Mr. Altman. Sorry folks, but it doesn't get much better than this. Martin Mull, Jane Curtain, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Dennis Hopper, Tina Louise, the Apocalypse Now reference, the uzi, the gila monster, Melvin Van Peebles, Bob Uecker, Nina Van Pallandt, King Sunny Ade, Robert Fortier, Hal Philip Walker, the list just goes on and on.
I read somewhere that Altman used to entertain guests at his home and that this one would routinely be requested. It's an Altman film, not a National Lampoon film, not a teenage comedy, and not a Hollywood film. If you like Altman, then you like this film, plain and simple.
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