Strange Wilderness [Blu-ray]
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If you are a tight a$$ boring old coot, this movie isn't for you... if you like Adam Sandler movies, WATCH THIS!!! Five Frikkin Stars!!
The plot, loosely, is that Steve Zahn has a nature show that used to be popular when his father hosted it and now the show is a joke. They go on the road to find bigfoot in order to save their show and shenanigans happen. I used Shenanigans on purpose because Favre (Super Troopers) is in it and he’s always great. Overall, if this movie is free somewhere then go ahead and watch it. There are some mildly amusing scenes but I wouldn’t pay for it..
I wish the entire movie was the actual wilderness show they did within the movie with their hilarious commentary. One scene where Jeff Garlin's character is going through footage from their show and asks basically what the heck the background music is and why they would show it, after having shown other similar random footage (like a guy on fire), made my friend who rarely laughs at movies just lose it and crack up for about three minutes to the point of tears coming down his eyes. Quotes like, "Bears are a proud people, although they're not people per-say. They're animals." were awesome. Unfortunately those parts only last a few minutes. An entire movie of just completely ridiculously-made up facts with animal footage would've been so much better.
Unfortunately however the movie continues to get weirder and stupider. It ends with the actors in the movie seeming to actually start laughing in real life, randomly. We thought it was the kind of movie the director probably lost future gigs directing for having done this movie. Unless the director was a 12-year-old, then I suppose he'd have his whole life in front of him still.
The random pretty gal I've never seen before in any movie seemed like someone where when casting they were like, "Oh no, we need an attractive woman too - yoo hoo, hey, Miss, come be in a movie?" And she probably looked in a nearby mirror with a blank expression on her face for a half hour and eventually replied, "Okay.Read more ›
"Strange Wilderness" is a good-natured, frequently hilarious takeoff on all those nature documentaries that play on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, and whose pedigree stretches all the way back to the granddaddy of them all, "Mutual of Omaha`s Wild Kingdom." Peter and Fred are the producers of a wildlife series entitled "Strange Wilderness" that has been foundering in the ratings ever since Peter's father, a Steve Irwin-type naturist and the original host of the show, passed away, leaving his less-than-stellar son to carry on his legacy. The sheer scientific illiteracy of much of the commentary that Peter provides for his footage probably hasn't helped matters much in this regard. Now faced with the prospect of series cancellation, Peter and his crew of incompetent dweebs head off to the wilds of South America to file an exclusive report on the famed Bigfoot who has recently been spotted there.
Though adolescent in the extreme, "Strange Wilderness" turns out to be a zany, endearingly random and unflaggingly energetic little comedy whose likable cast is obviously dialed into what the moviemakers are trying to do here. Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Covert, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff Garlin, Kevin Heffernan, Justin Long and Harry Hamlin seem to be having the time of their lives here and their enjoyment rubs off on us as well.
Is it dumb? Of course it is. Is it lowbrow, inane and hopelessly juvenile? You betcha'. But unlike so many other films that fall into those categories, "Strange Wilderness" has a shrewd mind for parody and a liveliness of spirit that actually make the movie funny.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stupid humor and good for laughs. Not amazing, but original nonetheless.Published 5 days ago by Jay
It was scratched far to bad to watch so I don't really know how the movie was. Disappointing really. I realize the movie was bought used but not to the point of being unwatchable.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
To me, if I laugh more than five times it's a good movie! There is some crude humor here, but it is an 'R' rated film. Read morePublished 2 months ago by K Cooper
I thought it was okay, kinda funny, kinda goofy not funny. Boyfriend on the other hand would rate this a 5...but as it is my account I give it a 3.Published 2 months ago by J. Krueger