Rarely do I go to a movie twice, even if I love it….well, recently I saw THE ADDAMS FAMILY movie twice - Let me explain.
1st time I went, the previews were a full 30 minutes long... RIDICULOUS!!!. By the time the movie rolled around, I was in a full fledge deep sleep. I am the king of the catnaps, but in this situation, I slept for the entire frickin’ movie. Seriously, I had to be awaken by a patron leaving the theater. Well I guess I just invented “The $9 Nap”.
Went back again this time with grandson in tow. As a baby boomer, the Addams family TV show was a major player in my TV watching routine. This new film featured the voices of such ubers at Charlize Theron, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Snoop Dog & more.
I was primed…. IT WAS AWFUL. This time I stayed awake throughout and it was Painfully boring. This movie was NOT made to placate us baby-boomers, rather today’s
Younger kids. They built this movie around daughter Wednesday...maybe the shows most boring character. What about Fester and the light bulb in the mouth; what about
Lurch and the famous “You Rang” or what about the phone ringing and Thing handing Morticia or Gomez the phone.
Oh well, guess I wasn’t the target market..but I sure didn’t hear many laughs at all and
ZERO applause at the end.