|Cast: Steven Westover,
Jamie Renee Smith,
Director(s): Robert Vince
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Although this movie used a real chimp, it still fails to delivery ANYTHING.
This is a pile of shit. Honestly, how do movies like this get made??? I could go to hollywood and say "Hey you, producer man, I have a great story about monkeys doing un-monkey-like things, pay me lots of money and let's get this thing done! Did I mention the monkey's best friend is a talking pie?"
producer - "Howard, you've done it again"
AND this has spawned a whole SERIES of MVP Monkey movies...go check out the "Family" section of your local Rogers Video...
Man, this monkey does everything but a routine colonoscopy...wait for it....wait for it......
Okay, it's bad, but I did chuckle a few times just because, well, it's a monkey!
It is utterly predictable, there are BLATANT rip-off scenes straight outta 'Slap Shot', there are scenes where it is clearly a midget (or a kid) in a monkey costume in a hockey costume, because there is no way in hell a chimp can do any of the actual hockey stuff accurately. Scenes of the monkey skating are played in slightly-faster-motion to appear as though he's keeping pace with the humans - kinda funny in a Benny Hill way. Plus, the girl who befriends the monkey is deaf, so I got a kick out of watching the sign language interaction.
But it IS a terrible, atrocious film in all aspects. Harmless fun for kids though.
THIS dialogue actually happened while watching it at Deril's:
Coach: We could make the championships!
Me: Don't you mean the CHIMPionships?
(Darrell and I laugh at my quip which is followed immediately by....)
Kid hockey player: Don't you mean the CHIMPionships?
Darrell and I look at each other in amazement.
*I* could write this movie!!!
Oh well. Monkeys!
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