Thursday, May 1, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #7: Double Feature

Today's review features two 70s throwback movies:


A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

Oh, how I love these movies. A lot of it has to do with how often I watched reruns of the show when I was growing up. And the other part is that despite cheesiness to the extreme, these are decent movies that accomplished what they set out for. Certainly they weren't expecting to win any Oscars, but rather pay homage to a popular sitcom and answer the question, "What would the Bradys do in the 90s?"

Basically what they do is a lot of stuff like this:

There are tons of references to scenes from the original show, plus lots of cameos (RuPaul as the school guidance counselor is pretty stellar.. in both movies, too) and naturally lots of sound advice from Mike Brady. By poking fun at their food, clothes, and songs about clowns never laughing before, these movies were relevant enough and relatable to teens & pre-teens at the time. Although these were targeted at a mainstream audience in the mid 90s, so there are some awkward gay jokes that don't quite sit right today. Different times, my friends.

Anyways, for those of you who have seen the sequel, answer me this: Is Roy really supposed to be a hunk? He looks like nothing special to me. Or maybe he's just blown away by the handsomeness of Gary Cole as Mike....

Why you should watch these movies: If you want to relive the 90s reliving the 70s, these are for you!

Why you shouldn't watch these movies: If you're some sort of yuppie or hipster... go watch The Brady Bunch in the White House instead

I Heart the Nineties rating: Two snaps up

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