David Arquette, Rose McGowan, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan and the
wrestlers of WCW.
you've seen the trailers, you pretty well know what to expect here.
This is not exactly an intellectual movie, and unless Goldberg has
a talk with some Academy members, don't expect any Oscar nominations.
Check your brain at the door because this one is going to shave
some IQ points. But again, this is exactly how this movie has been
we end up with is roughly a cross between Monday Nitro and Dumb
& Dumber. Two stereotypically pathetic losers named Gordie (David
Arquette) and Shawn (Scott Caan) idolize wrestler Jimmy King. And
yes, to them wrestling is very real. When Nitro comes to their town,
they are in attendance only to see their hero fall from grace and
be fired, and they are determined to help him reclaim his past glory.
King is a fictional character played very well by Oliver Platt.
However, the other wrestlers shown are mostly present and past WCW
superstars including Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, and many
others. You'll also find Martin Landau in an absolutely hysterical
role. He almost saves the movie.
alas, this movie failed to click for us. It had a few too many slow
spots and a number of scenes that were meant to be funny but instead
were just stupid. There are some good laughs, but the real flaw
here is that the movie only partially went over the top when it
comes to being stupid. If you're going to be stupid and silly, you've
gotta really go over the top and let it all hangout. Instead of
keeping us in stitchs, they let us catch our breath too often while
having some serious character moments.
hunch is that wrestling fans will enjoy the movie because the movie
does have some funny moments and the wrestling sequences are very
well choreographed and that helps take up some of the slack. It's
also fun to see your favorite wrestling characters on the big screen.
We were particularly fond of seeing the Nitro Girls running around
in their undies as they are our favorite characters!
If on the other hand you have no idea who the Nitro Girls or Goldberg
are, you probably should skip this one.
just lots of assorted wrestling plunder.
little blood here and there, but there must've been a dozen
or more nut shots!
Blood & Gore
but some creative use of a police motorcycle.
true nudity is Scott Caan's bare ass, but we do get the Nitro
Girls in their undies!
so stupid you cant help but laugh...