National Lampoon's Stoned Age - Unrated
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I'm pretty open-minded when watching movies and like all kinds. I didn't find this movie at all funny or interesting, or even slightly amusing. My husband is an even bigger movie buff than I and he found this movie worthless.
It was the worst movie I had ever seen... worse than House of 1000 Corpses. If I could, I would have rated this movie a big, fat ZERO.
If I were a guy, I'd say that the only good thing about this movie are the scenes with the nearly naked women fondling each other. Can't say I was that surprised since it was a National Lampoon movie.
Do. Not. Watch.
As a fan of classic comedy by the true classic film comedians (Marx Brothers, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, and more recently Jim Carrey), I think Adam Rifkin's cinematic offerings deservedly have a place with them. Like the movies of the above-mentioned comedy stars, "Stoned Age" is packaged and presented as zany, numb-skull entertainment, but executed with true wit and life-long knowledge of how to conjure up a laugh.
Like Allen and Brooks, Rifkin places his protagonist ("Ishbo", played by Rifkin himself) in a foreign setting (prehistoric time) as if he were a modern day, overly-analytical nebbish that was suddenly transported back in time and is awkwardly left to deal with his dangerous and illogical new surroundings. When offered the bar-b-qued foot of a fallen tribesman, Ishbo refuses the disgusting extremity under the excuse that he's on a diet, to which the chef replies "What's a diet?". And we don't even question how cave man Ishbo came upon a pair of glasses. And it's great that Rifkin doesn't feel his audience is clueless enough to have to have it explained to them. Rifkin uses modern banter sparingly enough that when it happens, it seems as foreign to us as it does to his spear-chucking contemporaries, and the results are effectively funny.
There's a crazy quilt of a cast in "Stoned Age" which includes the late David Carradine, Tom Arnold, Talia Shire, porn star Ron Jeremy, Gary Busey, and a very, very competent (and gorgeous) Ali Larter who proves to have some amazing comedy timing. I don't know if Rifkin hired her mainly for her curves, but he got a true comedienne in the deal.Read more ›
THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE FILMS! From the opening scene, a reference to 2001, to the closing scene, an obvious homage to Buster Keaton, this film delivers! NATIONAL LAMPOON'S STONED AGE is about a prehistoric Einstein named Ishbo whose tribe believes that both his inventions and the fact that he doesn't believe in clubbing women, is completely insane!! Ishbo (Played by Rifkin) is a caveman with some great ideas! Ideas that will help man evolve, but his father Mookoo (David Carradine), brother Thudnik (Hayes Macarthur), and friends Zig & Zog (Giuseppe Andrews and Miles Dougal) just don't understand why he isn't content living the life that the tribe has come to know and love. The film also features Ali Larter, Tom Arnold, Talia Shire, Bill Tyree (another Giuseppi regular), Gary Busey, Ron Jeremy, & Lin Shaye.
Now don't get me wrong, this isn't GODFATHER PART 2, but it's obviously not meant to be. It's just a funny little caveman movie that's smart, silly and really well done. And the cave babes are sexy as hell!Read more ›
Set in the caveman era, Homo Erectus stars Adam Rifkin as Ishbo who is a geek type of loser who can't score with the cavegirls and lives in the shadow of his bigger, stronger, more athletic, butcher, more popular brother... basically a cave jock.
However Ishbo is actually the smartest caveman, but none of the others are smart enough to realize his ideas are smart, and want to stick to there primitive ways. So Ishbo is considered the stupidest caveman because he wants to evolve and the other cavmen don't even know what that means.
Ishbo's best friend and crush, Fardart (Ali Larter) end's up being clubbed by his brother and becomes his brothers wife. However, his brother cares nothing about her, and Ishbo still wants to be with her. He receives his chance later in the movie.
Also starring Garey Busey, Carol Alt, that chick from independence day, the master from Kung Fu (legend continues) and surprisingly Ron Jeromy!
Don't expect this to be anything more then a goofy, campy, silly kind of movie. There is nothing factual about this movie, it's just something for fun.
The comedy is something like American Pie meets those cheesy 80's flicks with lots of skin thrown in in case someone noticed there was very little to the plot if there is any.
Overall, it wasn't too bad, I hired this with very little expectation, but in the end, I thought it was pretty funny. It's not classic comedy, it wont have a cult following, but ehh, it's ok for a rental at least.
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Interesting movie, not bad but not great. For it's price it was worth it. Just a spoof on life in 5he times of cavemenPublished 23 days ago by Dylan Jackson
The Paramount release of Homo erectus (Stoned age) is odd in that Paramount usually releases unambiguous versions. So, why is this release confusing?
Aspect ratio. Read more
Save your hard earned money and look at something else to buy and you might not be so disapointed. noPublished on August 3, 2013 by Gerald
I had just watched Meet the Spartans, which came out around the same time as this one. What a difference between the two. Read morePublished on May 2, 2013 by Jesse Nelson
Not what I was expecting , kind of old and new stuff put in together , it did have funny stuff in it ., I did receive it ahead of the time it said it would get to me .Published on April 4, 2013 by Big-Red
This movie has a lot of very funny moments and had a ton of potential. It almost feels like they rushed to finish the last third and didn't develop the humor there. Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by George
Hands down the worst movie I've ever seen in my life. I sat through the whole thing thinking that maybe, just maybe, there would be some redeeming quality about it. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by John Grimm