National Lampoon's Stoned Age - Unrated
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Aspect ratio. As a general rule I usually determine a DVD/BD AR by picking an object I know to be round (e.g. car tyre, sun, moon, watch) so I know what ratio to set the TV on. With this release I had to use the zoom function (on the rising sun) to get it right. Something wrong there as now some of the screen is cut off.
Run time. IMDB lists the run time as 88 minutes. This is the supposed 'unrated' version so one would expect additional run time. Not so. Unless the cut out material constitutes less than 60 seconds I think we have been duped.
On the plus side this does have subtitles unlike the Oz release but overall it is a sub-par release for Paramount.
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.
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 ›
I was dead wrong, from start to finish it was a boring and pathetic look at an idiot's life.
To this movie I say:
What you've just shown me is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever seen. At no point in your rambling, incoherent storyline were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational and interesting narrative. Everyone involved in this movie is now dumber for having seen it. I award you no stars, and may God have mercy on your soul.
If this comes on TV, maybe Comedy Central, and you're bored enough to watch it. Change the channel, do something else, because there are a million things that would be better than watching this film.
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 ›
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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 6 months ago by Dylan Jackson
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
ok ive never watched this movie all the way thru, but the 10 mins with the amazon tribe make this the greatest caveman movie ever, dont need to buy it tho, its on megavideo just... Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by Gator - The Backlog Slayer
I only bought this because I was an extra in the movie (a rival tribesman), and I had a feeling it would be pretty stupid. The review title says it all.Published on October 14, 2010 by R. Campbell