TV & FILM
bill-swift - August 7, 2012
So it seems like the Rush Hour franchise is set to expand just that little bit more. I know, I know why? But there is one shining light for the ridiculous continuation of this series. The bloopers.
Some how they have become an integral part of American cinema. Is that stretching it a little?
I'm not sure how they did it, but now almost every animated, comedy and family film are concluded with a reel that shows everyone in the audience how much fun the cast and crew had on set.
Yes, there are some that come across as unnecessary and forced, but other are pretty damn funny.
So, to celebrate Rush Hour's return, here are a list of outtakes that are actually better than the film they follow.
Toy Story 2 - Controversial? Well, Pixar launched the outtake phenomenon with this movies predecessor and only feels right to honour their acheivement, by calling Toy Story 2 the weakest film of the trilogy. But that's only because the other two are so damn good! Classics include Woody's constant pranking of Buzz, Rex's head not working and the cast of A Bug's Life's cameo.
Cheaper By The Dozen - Steve Martin used to be funny, right? Because there has been very little evidence to suggest he ever was recently. Starring Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Ashton Kutcher and a plethora of forgotten kids stars Cheaper by the Dozen should be avoided by all! But it's concluding bloopers do feature the adorable toddlers messing up their lines and Tom Welling and Bonnie Hunt's characters partaking in some incest. So I guess all is not lost!
Horrible Bosses - One of 2011's unfunniest films, Horrible Bosses greatest moments are how close Jennifer Aniston comes to showing us her boobs. So you'd hope that an outtake might include a little slip or two but it's just Jason Sudelkis, Jason Bateman and Charlie Day showing how funny and original they are. It's more annoying than anything else.
Being There - Peter Sellers came closest to winning his coveted Academy Award with this 1979 classic. And the reason he didn't? Hal Ashby's decision to include bloopers from a deleted scene during the closing credits. Still worth it.
Anchorman - Adam McKay's comedic creations are awash with fluffed lines and genius moments of improvisation that would simply waltz into other movies. The outtakes at the end of this 2004 classic proves all of this and we can only hope that the impending sequel will be as equally successful. And there's no doubting that it will.
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