The Adventures of Pluto Nash
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For those of you that gave this anything less than four stars, I say you are doing the rest of us a disservice. You should watch films that are more suited to your tastes. Geez!
Eddie Murphy is great as the intrepid hero Pluto Nash as he fights the sinister space mafia. Originally, Nash was a small businessman who the mafia tries to shake down. However, Nash decides to fight the mafia in what turns out to be one of the most slapsticky sci-fi adventure flicks of all time. Thrills and spills abound in this wild and wacky funfest. Pluto Nash is a well-plotted futuristic sci-fi adventure story with a comedic bent.
It also features a great cast with Rosario Dawson, Pam Grier, John Cleese, Randy Quaid, Peter Boyle and Jay Mohr.
If you just want to relax and have fun while eating popcorn, then this is a great movie for you.
As for everyone who hated Pluto Nash; what did you expect?
With such a dubious distinction, one would naturally expect the film to be a complete and utter disaster and yet, it was because of the negativity surrounding this project that I found myself intrigued. This is a science fiction comedy after all, with a star-studded cast led by Eddie Murphy no less. Despite reading a crop of reviews that only further cemented the notion that the film was horrid, I went and ordered the DVD to find out once and for all what this un-hype was really all about.
Written originally in 1985 (when Eddie Murphy was on fire so to speak), the Pluto Nash script is said to have gone through a dozen different writers before the final draft, which is credited only to Neil Cuthbert (of Mystery Men fame).
The film tells the tale of a lunar colony in the year 2080 called Little America and a retired smuggler by the name of Pluto Nash (Eddie Murphy). The picture opens with Nash visiting an old friend, club owner Anthony Frankowski (played pretty perfectly by a dark-haired Jay Mohr).
Nash advises Frankowski to switch up his style and take on a stage name in effort to gain popularity with potential fans. Moments later while Nash is leaving the restroom (which is eerily reminiscent to the restrooms of the garage that installs my tires), he discovers a few loan sharks: Gino (Burt Young) and Larry (Lillo Brancato) attempting to knock-off the delinquent Frankowski by forcing him to ingest battery acid.Read more ›
If you want to watch this movie because you loved "Eddie Murphy Raw" then maybe you shouldn't watch it...however, if you want to laugh at light-hearted humor, then I think it's definitely worth the watch.
I'm also a bigtime science fiction fan. So the idea of Murphy in outer space was an inspired one. He was kind of an even more wiseacre Han Solo in this one, and I liked that.
Yeah, the script was a bit on the weak side, but Eddie's rapid-fire wit and the looney cavalcade of supporting players gave the proceedings an affable air of goofiness that was often infectious.
I could have done without some of the toilet humor, though.
While "Pluto Nash" may not be "out of this world", it is still a "blast".
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When I need a laugh or having a bad day - this movie is my goto!!! My entire family has seen this and I always encourage my friends to do the same. Read morePublished 7 days ago by BlondieBlondze
However, the product due to being Region 2 didn't work in my DVD. I now know not to order Region 2 marked products.Published 2 months ago by Lakecia
There are certain movies in this world I consider "guilty pleasures" because they are so stupidly bad they are enjoyable ... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Barz
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