Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Animal

-Rob Schneider
-Girl from the first Survivor with the manipulative gay man (Richard Hatch, who was later arrested for not paying the government tax on money he "won" on said television program).

Plot Summary:

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rob Shneider stars in this comedy as Marvin Mage, a wimpy nebbish whose lifelong dreams of becoming a police officer are thwarted by his diminutive stature. But when Marvin is critically injured in an auto wreck, deranged scientist Dr. Wilder (Michael Caton) uses various animal body parts to save his life, leaving the patient with the stamina and physical skills of the organ donors. Marvin quickly gains fame as a supercop, but he's also left with all of the embarrassing animal instincts and urges that accompany his new powers -- a serious threat to his blooming romance with new girlfriend Rianna (Colleen Haskell).

This movie was better than someone with a peanut allergy avoiding eating them, but not as good as laughing with a differently abled person.

It had all it's facts straight. For example, in the scene where Marvin Mage (Rob Schneider) enters a pond to save a child, he behaves very much like a dolphin. Swimming and jumping about, all the while making noises akin to dolphin sounds. This was educational because I never knew dolphins could live in fresh water.

Rob Schneider's receding hairline was a stark reminder that time is not on our side. One day we shall all be visited by the reaper and he may bring us north or south. I believe Marvin Mage to be a good man. There is proof of this in the ending, which I will not explicate - nobody likes a spoiler, and I certainly don't want any hate mail.

If you could only see one movie this year, don't see this one. If you could see, say eleven or twelve movies this year, make this one of them. I would make it the 7th. You will have plenty after to wash away the stink of dislike, or if you love it you could watch it again up to 5 times.

Quoted from Lucas M.C. Lalonde's Movie Review on Archives available at

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize Schneider was on SNL.

    Having said that, I think he's at his best with "You can do it!" in Adam Sandler's movies.

    I don't mean to put him down. He just pulls it off well.