Mr. 3000

DVD Reviews | Mar 24th, 2005

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Starring Bernie Mac, Chris Noth, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian J. White, Ian Anthony Dale
Written By: Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell
Directed By: Charles Stone III
Studio: Buena Vista/Disney
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I like Bernie Mac’s stand up and some of the characters he’s played in the past, but I don’t think this movie was all that great.

Stan Ross plays for the Milwaukee Brewers and is the star on the team. He’s an arrogant future hall of famer who finally hits his 3000 big league hit. After that he decides he doesn’t need to be in baseball anymore since he thinks the 3,000 hit is a key for the hall of fame. That all changes when 10 years goes by, and baseball people find out that he’s actually 3 short from 3,000. “Mr. 3000,” now has a bar/restaurant and a strip mall, all named with 3000 in it. He decides he wants to rejoin the Brewers and get back his title as Mr. 3000. As a player, he’s not what he used to and doesn’t seem to hit the ball anymore. He matures as a person and a player and helps bring the team together and play as one.

I think Mr. 3000 was pretty weak in terms of comedy and in story. I didn’t really laugh too much during the movie, besides a few scenes when Bernie Mac was training to get back into the game. I think I did laugh for one thing though, and that was Paul Sorvino being such a waste in this movie. I believe he spoke ONCE in the whole movie and he’s seen in a good portion of the film. What acting skills! One Line! Shit, I could have done that role. But anyway, Bernie Mac was all right as the character. He definitely played the part well, and you hated him most of the time. But his character does get better as the movie goes along and he does change for the better. Angela Bassett was in this movie as well. It’s funny, I didn’t even knew it was her until I read the back of the DVD. I thought it was someone else the whole time. She looks different for some reason. Still very attractive though. Just…Older. One thing I liked though, is how they portrayed the baseball players as arrogant and conceded. Well some of them weren’t conceded but a majority of them were. I hate people like that, bunch of rich stuck up showoffs.

There’s a lot of extras on here like outtakes, commentary deleted/uncut scenes and making of’s. I didn’t manage to watch any of these but it sounds like there’s a decent amount to watch…that’s if you care for this movie.

I really don’t like baseball and think the game is boring and overrated. But I like baseball/sports movies. At least they are more entertaining than the game itself. I’m a bitter hockey fan right now so many are probably wondering why I don’t like baseball right now haha. But anyway, Mr. 3000 wasn’t a very good movie, but it had a few funny moments. If you are bored and like Bernie Mac, rent the DVD.

Outrageous Outtakes
Deleted Scenes With Optional Director Commentary
Full uncut scenes from the film: The Sportscenter, Mr. 3000 commercial, The Tonight Show
The Making of Mr. 3000
Spring Training: The Extra’s Journey
Everybody Loves Stan
Director Audio Commentary

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

Spanish, French

Favorite Scenes: Comeback
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 0 minutes
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