Movie BASEketball (1998)

Watched 20110529 (Netflix, Instant)
BASEketball (1998) David Zucker. 103 min.

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BASEketball (IMDb.com)
BASEketball (RottenTomatoes.com)

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A lot of the movie's humor relied on the characters' stupidity. There was a lot of laughing-out-loud humor, but there was also a lot of jokes that failed for me. For example, I thought the hospital scene was over-the-top.

I liked The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) much better than this movie. My friend pointed out to me that David Zucker also directed Naked Gun, however, my friend likes BASEketball better than Naked Gun. His exact words were, "Naked Gun and Airplane and Scary Movie 3 are good Zucker movies but BASEketball trumps them all for me."

My friend also pointed out the style of comedy is similar to what you'd find in a Mel Brooks movie. His exact words were, "It's like Mel Brooks. Not quite as good, but still very funny." I don't know to what degree his statement is true, but I can say I liked Blazing Saddles (1974) more than I liked BASEketball. I'd have a harder time comparing Blazing Saddles and Naked Gun.

If I think about it, the best lines in the movie go to the character Joey Thomas.

Overall, this movie has a lot of hilarious lines and a good solid plot. It's a real raunchy comedy. It might not be as good as the two other movies I mentioned above, but it's still good. I can only recommend the movie to people who specifically like raunchy comedies, and I would advise all other comedy lovers to proceed with caution.

Favorite Scene:
The scene that includes the following lines:
Joey Thomas: I've always dreamed of big game hunting. How about killing an endangered species? Like a bald eagle or a giant panda!
Jenna Reed: Well Joey I don't think that's really in the true spirit of the foundation.
Joey Thomas: Well then how about poisoning a reservoir? I know! How about throwing flesh-eating fish into a public swimming pool?
Douglas "Swish" Reemer: I don't think you're quite getting the point, dude.

Note to Self:
Watch Airplane! (1980).

Credits:
After the credits roll, the two announcers exchange saying "Dude" and pull down a curtain which says "The End."

Instant Comments:
lol Chelsea Clinton.

lol Kareem Abdul-Jabar.

"You're excited? Feel these nipples."

Hahahaha "I don't have your fucking ball!"

2 comments:

  1. Funny, I watched this on Netflix today too... without reading any of this from you. I just remember thinking it was funny when I first saw it years ago and wondering if it held up over the years. It kinda did, but not really.

    Naked Gun and Blazing Saddles ARE awesome movies though. Still stand as some of my favorites today.

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  2. It truly is a small world. Ah... the internet.

    Do you include BASEketball in your favorites? Regardless, I would deduce from your comment that you don't like BASEketball as much as Naked Gun or Blazing Saddles, is this true?

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