The main issue I have with A Few Best Men is that it tries too hard. What could have been a really funny movie ended up as a shock fest. All of the gags you can see coming a mile off. Thereâ€™s nothing new.
Xavier Samuelâ€™s next offering from Twilight Eclipse is a total disappointment. He looked stoned all the way through, maybe he had to take something to get through this! His motley band of friends were unlikeable, they just didnâ€™t work. They all had issues.
The overuse of a sheep in pointless gags, which didnâ€™t explain why a sheep was needed in the first place! Bondage, stripping, drugs, mishaps galore, The Queenâ€™s picture being drawn on so she resembled The Joker from Batmanâ€¦ this comedy attempted to use everything, in the end it just came off as a total mismatch of sketches. There was no charm.
There was little chemistry between the bride and groom. It wasnâ€™t a whirlwind romance. You donâ€™t just decide to marry someone. Nothing to really say why they decided to get married within a week. Surely the girlfriend would want to meet his mates and family beforehand?
The bride being a senatorâ€™s daughter (Laura Brent) was a lazy step. Also her father would be much more threatening being a senator. He would not want shame or scandal yet the portrayal was weak. As if it was beyond him to stop events. Hello, heâ€™s a senator!!!!
It would have been better if theyâ€™d got married in LA and ended up on the news with her father watching on horrified etc.
Even Olivia Newton-Johnâ€™s appearances canâ€™t save this. It reminded me a lot of watching Youâ€™ve Been Framed. The 1st series was very funny, roll on 10 years and you chuckle at some but most youâ€™ve seen before.
It lacked a freshness to keep the genre fresh. The stag night degenerated into debauchery, like being let loose in a shopping mall with no spend limit. It was so cringe worthy. Iâ€™ve never seen the like of it.
In soap operas weddings going wrong are nearly a bi-annual event. With TV Serials as well having a wedding infrequently means all the disasters have now been shown. You have to do something new, or at least go about things in a different way. The script for this was like painting by numbers. No individual flair or decisions.
Having a good mix of stars such as Kris Marshall, who was very funny in BBCâ€™s My Family, should have been better. Were they allowed to ab-lib? If not they shouldâ€™ve been. The writer for this ought be fired from all movie sets!
A poor showing with as much effort into scripting as I put into opening a packet of crisps. 1/10 from me.
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