I've been trying to find a nice way to say this but wasn't Alicia Silverstone a bit fat to play batgirl? I mean she's not huge but she's not exactly built like an athlete in this movie. You expect your super heroines to have a 6 pack, not a bag of marshmallows.
John Holmes Motherfucker
Yeah, if not Alicia Silverstone being 8 lbs too heavy for the role, this would have all been pretty credible.
|Meatsack Jones |
There is no way to say anything about this movie. It's a train wreck in slow mo from the first minute.
But for that reason, I still watch it from time to time.
In many ways, this was a flawed production.
|Rape Van Winkle |
This doesn't even work as camp.
No, it works mainly by overwhelming you with sheer temerity of Schumacher's assumption that he could make something like... this...and that people would absolutely love it.
All I'm saying is... 13 year olds gotta go see something on a date.
|John Holmes Motherfucker |
As ridiculous as every second of this movie is, this scene stands out, and not just because Uncle Alfred dresses up his niece like a 1950s fetish model. I'm known as a bit of a Linux fanboy, but I 've got to admit that I don't think Linux supports "brain algorithms".
I kind of like Shwarzzenegger in this. He's not much of an actor, of course, and that works to his advantage here. Everybody else is trying to ACT. They're trying to make this nonsense appear real, and it's embarrassing. Uma Thurman, in particular, is just awful. Shwarzzenegger, who is not a stupid man, manages to hold onto some measure of his dignity by letting us know that HE knows how ridiculous this is. He even smiles a little at some of his more awful lines. He seems to be enjoying himself, and why shouldn't he? He almost never got to play the villain. His presence really made this movie a lot more bearable for me, in fact, I'll admit it it, I had fun. I went back to the second run ($1.50 admission) theater where it was playing, and saw it again.
Well, Alicia's career has been pretty much invisible after this.
she has a wicked lisp in this movie. its not as noticeable in other things alicia has been in, but in this movie its outrageous.
"Suit me up, Alfred Headroom"
Oh, but see, she's a girl, so she needs to deliver forced feminist platitudes when she fights bad guys. Not sure why she's lecturing Divine, though.
Note that the of this clip on YouTube is "WHAT?"
|Caminante Nocturno |
I still don't understand how Uma Thurman lost that fight. It looks like she arbitrarily decided to lose.
(stoned) SHOOT ME AAAHP, UNCLE ALFRED
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