Starring David Koechner, Carl Weathers, Melora Hardin, Matthew Lawrence, Brooke Nevin
Written By: Joey Gutierrez, Michael Colton, Andrew Jacobson
Directed By: Tom Brady
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Stupid spoof comedies seem to be coming out of the woodwork these days but they haven’t been good at all. What happened to classics from Mel Brooks or The Zucker brothers or Jim Abrahams? Now it seems every hack in Hollywood is coming out with some mindless, extremely dumb down spoof comedies that are pretty much a waste of time. The Comebacks isn’t as bad as Epic Movie or Date Movie, but it’s definitely up there.
The Comebacks is a spoof on all the sports movies that have been coming out over the years. Where are we going to get a spoof comedy on all the retarded spoof comedies like this one? It seems like that type of comedy will be next. The movie centers around Coach Fields, played by David Koechner (Anchorman, Dirty Work, SNL). He is considered the worst coach in the history of sports, whether it’s basketball, football, baseball, etc. This time he comes out of retirement to coach a bunch of rejects and they go on to try to win a game. Not a season or a few games, but just one game. There’s not much else to say as far as the plot is concerned. The movies that get spoof are: Radio, Coach Carter, Miracle, Remember the Titans, Bend it Like Beckham, Dodge Ball, Friday Night Lights, Field of Dreams, and Invincible. A bunch of movies that are far more better than this one.
I like my fair share of dumb comedies but I just think there has been too many of these spoof comedies. They come out so often, and aren’t as funny as the ones in the past. These movies feel like a bad skit on MADTv and they aren’t even that great. David Koechner was funny in this movie at times but I just feel that the jokes in this movie fell flat each time. I think I laughed 5 times during this movie, which isn’t a lot for a comedy. I think these comedy producers, writers and directors need to go back to the drawing board on how comedies are supposed to be made.
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
English, Spanish, French
Favorite Scenes: I didnt really have any favorite scenes.
Running Time: 107 minutes