By Undeadpool 6 Comments
Ah HAH! You all thought I forgot, didn't you?! Enjoy!
For newcomers, there's a vague continuity here that you can see begin in these two posts:
How do you feel about board games, Zach? I'll bet they're really getting their clocks cleaned by videogames these days, but back in the day, you couldn't find a more fun way to pass the time. I grew up on the classics. Monopoly, Stratego, Risk, Sorry. Ever heard about movies based on boardgames? I'm not surprised if you haven't, I can only think of one so far. There are a few coming out, sure, but I don't think they can top this one. That alone should be a hint, but I'll help you a little further. It came out in 1984, and starred, believe it or not, an all-star cast. It was written by the legendary John Landis. Everything that was a hallmark of a fantastic movie, yet it was all based on a boardgame. It's pretty obvious, Zach, but even if you don't know, take a stab in the dark. Maybe you'll get lucky.........
Zach, I can't give you much more time on this one. 1984, all-star cast, John Landis attached? I thought I'd have given it away by telling you to take a "stab." Zach, the answer's Clue. That's right, if you can believe it, a movie based on a boardgame. Even more unbelievable, the movie's great. And not in that way we've been talking about, so bad it's good, the movie is amazing. It stars Tim Curry as the butler of a house where a veritable who's who of comedy come to find they've all been blackmailed by the same man. Madeline Kahn plays Ms. White and she's spectacular. You can see why she's in so many Mel Brooks movies, her comedic timing is impeccable. Martin Mull, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKeann, Zach the list goes on and on. A comedy about a murder. You'd think there wouldn't be a lot of laughs to be had with such a premise, but the movie manages to find plenty. It's not just gallow's humor either, a lot of it comes from the very quick, witty dialog. I guess it just goes to show you can't judge a movie by it's source material. Zach, was there ever a movie you were sure would be terrible but turned out to be great? Those are my favorite kinds of movies.