VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Porky’s 3: Porky’s Revenge aka Porky’s 3: Revenge (1985)

Claire: 3/5 stars, 6/10.
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 6/10.
Native ratings: 4.2/10 IMDB.

Porky is back.  I think this is the worst of the 3.  It wasn’t the same writer & director as the previous movies, so that might have hurt it some.  It was still entertaining enough.

Not as good.
More of a sports comedy, with only one main conflict, instead of the 4 or so main conflicts of part #2. Not as much depth.
Not as many pranks.
Wendy Williams is mysteriously not with Peewee anymore; no fucking explanation whatsoever. It’s like the writer who wrote #3 didn’t watch #2.

At least we got a happy ending for Balbreaker, and everybody finally graduated.

The franchise is over! It should be, at this point. Probably should have ended with #2.

Wait, what?! The Ramones song “Do You Wanna Dance?” is a cover?!?!?!

Directed by James Komack (3 eps of Welcome Back, Kotter, 11 eps of Get Smart, 1 ep of Star Trek) (Not Bob Clark, who wrote & directed the first 2).
Written by Ziggy Steinberg (1 ep of It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, 1 ep of Three’s Company, 1 ep of The Bob Newhart Show, 1 ep of The Mary Tyler Moore Show).

Starring some of the same people as the previous movies:
Dan Monahan as Pee Wee.
Wyatt Knight (1 ep of Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1 ep of Family Ties) as Tommy.
Mark Herrier (1 ep of M.A.S.H.) as Billy.
Tony Ganios (Die Hard 2) as Meat.
Kaki Hunter (Just the Way You Are) as Wendy. What did she look like in 2012? http://www.popsafari.com/celeb/8D5301A4-0175-474C-8CC5-8B7572160066
Scott Colomby (Caddyshack, 1 ep of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman, 1 ep of The A-Team) as Brian Schwartz.
Nancy Parsons (Where the Buffalo Roam, Steel Magnolias, 1 ep of Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Balbricker.
Bill Hindman as Coach Goodenough.
Ilse Earl as Mrs. Morris.
Eric Christmas (2 eps of Coach, 1 ep of Seinfeld, 1 ep of Ally McBeal, 1 ep of Roseanne, 1 ep of Mad About You) as Carter.

Return of:
Chuck Mitchell (Better Off Dead) as Porky.

New people:
Rose McVeigh as Miss Webster.
Fred Buch (Commissioner Hurley in Porky’s 2, Caddyshack) as Mr. Dobish. Weird, this guy played a different character in this movie than he did in Porky’s 2.
Wendy Feign as Blossom, Porky’s daughter.
Kim Evenson as Inga.
Heidi Helmer (What Women Want, Beach Balls) as Connie.
Nancy Valen (23 eps of Baywatch, 1 ep of Friends) as Ginger.
Donna Rosea (Revenge Of The Nerds 2: Nerds In Paradise) as Lana.
William Fuller (Eustis the Klan Leader in Porky’s 2) as Gus. Another one who played a different character in Porky’s 2.

Main characters from the previous 2 movies were missing, pretty much with no explanation:
Roger Wilson as Mickey (blonde kid).
Cyril O’Reilly (Airplane!, 1 ep of The X-Files, 1 ep of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1 ep of M.A.S.H.) as Tim (racist dad guy).

Also missing:

Joseph Runningfox as John Henry.
Bill Wiley (1 ep of The Sarah Silverman Program, 1 ep of Wings, 1 ep of Coach, 1 ep of Punky Brewster, 1 ep of Hart To Hart) as Reverend Flavel.
Edward Winter (14 eps of Herman’s Head, 12 eps of Angry Beavers, 3 eps of Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, 2 eps of The Real Adventures Of Johnny Quest, 1 ep of Duckman, 1 ep of Weird Science, 1 ep of Seinfeld) as Gebhardt.
Cisse Cameron (1 ep of Three’s Company, 1 ep of Laverne & Shirley) as Sandy Le Toi.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089826/combined

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Once Bitten (1985) [vampires] [Jim Carrey]

Clio: 3/5 stars, 6/10.
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 6/10.
Native ratings: 3.0/5 stars Netflix, 5.1/10 IMDB.

It was a light-hearted 80’s movie, completely agreeing with an IMDB review we had read. It basically stated that this movie was not great, and wouldn’t make you laugh out loud much, but that it was still funny and amusing and worth watching ONCE.

Carolyn had heard of it, but didn’t think she had seen it until the library scene at the end.

Jim Carrey was good in this, but not great. There were definitely hints of Jim Carrey’s later, future greatness. He had a few moments of physical comedy that would later become components of his ongoing wacky shtick. It was interesting to see him pre-fame.

Also: Both famous ex-model Lauren Hutton, and lesser-known Karen Kopins were great women to watch in a movie. A Ginger and a Mary-Anne, if you will… Too bad Kopins stopped acting.

 

  • Jeremy: I remember this movie. It was okay, but it was no Earth Girls Are Easy.
     
  • Parthena: I think before I saw Vampire’s Kiss I had confused that movie with this one….and was, um, surprised when I realized how dark Vampire’s Kiss was. 

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089730/combined