Friday, March 7, 2008
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EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Semi-Pro." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
0 out of 4 stars
Beware: This movie is a big loser without any redeeming qualities or a shred of entertainment value. It hits the big screen running but does not advance beyond silly, ridiculous, gross and totally insulting. Will Ferrell must have a real cash flow issue to release such mindless farce.
The story is a muck of despicable characters in and around the Flint Tropics basketball franchise. It's a collection of old jokes and character clichés that could hardly amuse 8- to 10-year-old boys. Seems team owner and coach Jackie Moon (Ferrell) is more of a promoter than a player, and the inept franchise struggles to attract a fan base. This movie is a huge waste that goes absolutely nowhere. Avoid it like the plague.
- Rick Wright, Auburn
2 out of 4 stars
I've been a fan of Will Ferrell ever since he was on "SNL," and for the most part, I've enjoyed most of his movies. This, however, wasn't one of them. It was semi-funny, semi-boring and semi-pointless.
Part of the problem is that Ferrell is playing his usual moronic character again, which is a shame, because he is has the ability to act out many personalities. "Semi-Pro" just came across as incomplete and rushed together. In other words, a semi-movie!
So if you're not tired of the same old Ferrell, go for it. Otherwise, wait for the rental or go watch "Talladega Nights" again.
- Kenny Grams, Lawrenceville