Kick & Screaming "The New Will Ferrell Movie"
I went to see it today and I thought it was okay. Not as funny as I was hoping, but it had a few decent jokes. It just feels like Ferrell constantly has to make up for an unfunny script.
As this is a thread about the movie, its also a thread about the actor who has become absolutely huge in the past year and rightfully so, but in my opinion his last few movies have not been that good and by good I mean fulfilling their purpose which is to make me laugh. And I laugh at stupid crap like Stargate, so I have a huge sense of humor. Does anyone agree with me though about his recent movie not being that funny?
While his performances in Old School, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and on Saturday Night Live were priceless, I'd venture to say Elf, Anchorman, and Kicking & Screaming were comically weak. Too kid friendly. Of course I think Ferrell is a comic genius but I also think the MPAA rating is holding him back from his true potential. While his movies bring in more money for being PG or PG-13, they are nowhere near as "Will Ferrell Funny" as Old School and Jay and Silent Bob which are both rated R by comparison. I guess in Ferrell's case you can't please everyone, but does anyone else agree with me or is it just my friends and I who believe that the rating system is holding him back?