Dumb Just Got Dumber

With special cameo appearance by the dog van.

Dear jesus. I could NOT wait for that movie to end. I kid you not, the first time I let out a “heh” (it wasn’t even a full on laugh) was midway through the flick! The second was around the end! In between were mostly awkward silences and irate shrugs. If you don’t want to read the long version of my rant, then here it is in a nice short package…Dumb and Dumber To absolutely disappoints. Do not, by any reason, pay P200 for this. Don’t even download it when it comes out! It doesn’t deserve your bandwidth!

20 years after the original Dumb and Dumber was released, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back as Lloyd and Harry, two grown ass men, with the brains of 3 year olds, going on adventures and wreaking havoc everywhere they go! This time, they’re on a road trip to find Harry’s long lost daughter!

That’s right, 20 years. Poor guys have been this dumb for that long. But as depressing as that sounds, nothing is more depressing than the fact that after 20 years, actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels have circled back to doing awful, crap movies like this.

I won’t argue the success of the original Dumb and Dumber film, but repeating the same old shtick at this day and age will not automatically equate to the same success! (Which seems to be what the writers were thinking while making this movie.) I’m sure there was a time when physical comedy like this was funny (like, say, 20 years ago), but I like to think we’ve evolved past these kinds of tasteless jokes. And it’s not just the jokes that have evolved, but also the actors, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. 

Both Carrey and Daniels now have wonderful, respectable careers. I love them both. Which is why it pains me to hate on them like this…But they were the. worst. part. of this film! What on earth possessed them to do this shit? (Pardon my French) Should they still be doing comedy like this anymore? Because I think there’s certain age appropriateness to humor. Just like 10 year old kids can’t do vulgar sex jokes, so shouldn’t 50 year old people do ridiculous, silly, slapstick comedy. In short, they’re too old to be this goofy! They were consistently unfunny! Instead, they just came off as desperate.

Please stop.

You’d think Jim Carrey would be in his element in comedy like this, but he wasn’t. His acting felt forced and his wacky physicality doesn’t work as well as it used to. I guess we just all grew up.

Jeff Daniels on the other hand was just sad! His “humor” constituted of being the butt of Lloyd’s jokes and literally just showing his butt! It’s like he’s lost every funny bone in his body. But hey, at least he’s still got his TV drama career.

My face the whole time.

I even had huge expectations after finding out that the Family Guy (which I’m a big fan of) writing team lent a hand with the gags in this. But alas, that did not help make the stupid any funnier. Stupid just stayed stupid.

The story wasn’t helpful either. The trailer was practically the highlight reel for the first three-quarters of the movie. It’s only on the final act that things start getting interesting. It raises up to decent, but still nowhere near good.

It’s not just dumb or dumber…it’s the dumbest movie I have ever watched! I’m not sure if it was the writing or the actors’ ages, or their already respectable reputations, or a combination of all those things, but the bottom line is, it was an utter disappointment. It was the worst kind of sequel – one where they recycle old jokes and just bank on fan loyalty/nostalgia. (I expected more from you, Hollywood! Shame on you!) The magic and the freshness of the first movie were completely gone. It’s the kind of movie you’d immediately want to wash off. So do yourself a favor and just avoid getting stained.


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