Dudley Do-Right () - IMDb
At Theaters: 8/27/, On Video: 12/28/ In the end, Dudley Do-Right thrives on the Home Alone staple - lots of slapstick, cartoon violence where nobody. Synopsis: In honor of Thanksgiving, I prepared a double feature of Brendan Fraser turkeys. Opening the twin bill at 6A, Dudley Do-Right (). "Dudley Do-Right" is a genial live-action version of the old cartoon, with a lot of broad slapstick humor that kids like and adults wince at. I did a.
Several years later, all three have fulfilled their supposed destinies. Dudley is now a Mountie but always sticks to the rules and is frequently oblivious to even the most obvious of thingsand Snidely has become an infamous bank robber. After Snidely and his gang rob a bank of its money and gold, Snidely tricks his entire gang into believing he has fled with all the gold to the Sudan and going on a wild goose chase after him.
Snidely subsequently salts the stolen gold and spreads it in the lakes. Dudley catches him the act, but Snidely fools him into thinking he is vampire hunting, and uses a similar tactic to scare Horse off.
Not long after, Nell returns from her world tour and reunites with Dudley. The two attend a festival at the nearby Kumquat tribe. Meanwhile, Prospector Kim J.
Darling Eric Idlethe poorest man in Semi-Happy Valley, stumbles across the gold in the river and is made into a media sensation by Snidely. The subsequent gold rush boosts Snidely's popularity and, after foreclosing many local mortgages, he quickly takes control of the town, renaming it "Whiplash City". Eventually, Snidely's men return from the Sudan to kill him for his deceit, but Snidely convinces them otherwise by offering them lives of luxury in his new town.
Dudley becomes convinced that Snidely is up to something and confronts him, but Snidely laughs him off and snatches Nell from him.
The story development is simple, the pacing is slow, and the energy is low. I'm sure the movie looked great on paper, but the caliber of this movie was lackluster indeed. Both campy and dramatic, the movie is a refreshing twist on the cartoon and is filled with funny moments, but fails to ultimately deliver a laugh bigger than a stifle.
It seems as though the movie takes the original plot of Dudley Do-right and expands it into a full-fledged story, minus the funny.
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During points of the film you're left wondering if this hour-long Saturday Night Live skit will ever end. To really appreciate the story, you'd have to be a major fan of Dudley Do-right in general. People new to the concept that this was intended as a parody will find the old style and narrator annoying and obtrusive. Even if you're not a devout fan of Dudley, there is another reason to check out this movie. Nah, there's a lot more to the story than that.
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Facing the flops Fraser's bankability as a big name was called into question early on in his rise to fame. The Mummy Returns gave him some much-needed momentum in the right direction, and he went on to nab a role in the critically-favored Crash before jumping into another action-adventure realm in Journey to the Center of the Earth But after that, his inability to drum up an audience seriously damaged his leading man reputation.
His goofy shtick didn't stick Fraser's appeal as the lovable doofus in George of the Jungle didn't quite translate to other franchise hopeful films. Not only did Dudley Do-Right do wrong, but Monkeybone was a dissed and dismissed non-starter, and perhaps most tellingly, his attempt to lead a live-action take on the Looney Tunes animated world sputtered out with a lackluster reception to Looney Tunes: Back in Action Fraser gave the goofball game that had made him a name one more go with Furry Vengeancebut that movie was a disaster on all fronts and solidified the fact that Fraser's silly screen demeanor just wasn't getting kids to the ticket booths anymore.
Burying The Mummy While the first Mummy sequel debuted soon after the original installment and successfully capitalized on the excavation adventure craze, the third movie was slow going, despite the successes of the first two films.
By the time The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor rolled along, audiences were over it and had moved onto other offerings of its ilk, such as Nicolas Cage's National Treasure movies. The Mummy 3 didn't exactly bomb, but its domestic receipts were less than either of its predecessors and lead to the franchise being left to decay, until Fraser was replaced by Tom Cruise for the disappointing reboot.
Killing a comeback Once The Mummy franchise was clearly dead, Fraser had a real chance at following his Journey to the Center of the Earth success into a new franchise land, but he held out on signing on for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island out of loyalty to the first installment's director, Eric Brevig, who was tied up finishing another project at the studio's desired time of production.
Rather than waiting on either party, the studio replaced the director and brought in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to take Fraser's place, and the film did just fine without them, with several sequels expected to follow. The joke was on him Celebs becoming part of the meme machine can be a popularity boon — hey girl, just ask Ryan Gosling about that — but for Fraser, his internet infamy was more awkward and unsettling than endearing. At the Golden Globes, he was captured in a moment of exuberance that was so unusually enthusiastic it spawned a series of video riffs that poked fun at his finger-gunning fun and proved that the comedic actor was funnier in impromptu moments like this than in most of his movies.