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I have to say I was never that big a fan of Roger Rabbit. That movie at least for myself anyway was scarcely better than something like "Cool World".

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an incredible film. The concept and the execution are so perfect, it's hard to imagine how it even happened.
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Love Rogger Rabbit, great great movie. That said, I do also like Cool World, though it's a lot less rewatchable, slow pacing, budget and production woes etc. In general I'm a big fan of Bakshi though. I do call toons "doodles" now thanks to that film.

Roger Rabbit is pretty perfect, noir meets toons and whatnot, it's genius. I've heard the book is cool too.


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Love The Freshman, it's the first film on my list to make the main list. :)
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Ted, I have the strangest feeling we've been through this exact same thing before.

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Airplane 2: The Sequel




28 Points, 3 of 16 Lists, Top vote: #8 RVR II

In the future, the Mayflower One is a commercial shuttle taking people from Earth to the Moon.  But Ted Striker knows that there is something wrong with the shuttle and escapes an insane asylum in order to stop any tragedy.  Sure enough, the Mayflower faces two threats: a mad bomber and an insane computer that wants to shoot the shuttle into the sun.

Notable scene

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Bbv5B71KmkA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Bbv5B71KmkA</a>

If you liked this, check out... Dark Star

If you liked this, you might want to check out John Carpenter's low budget sci-fi comedy Dark Star, featuring a crew in a spaceship dealing with a "smart bomb" that might be too smart for it's own good.  Co-written by the writer of Alien.

Trivia The Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker writing and directing trio (Jerry Zucker, David Zucker, and Jim Abrahams) claim (on the audio commentary on the DVD release of Airplane! (1980)) never to have seen this film. They initially agreed to a sequel, and then balked at the idea at a later date. The movie went ahead without their permission, and despite their protests - thus, they refused to watch a single frame of it upon its release - and still have not over twenty years later.
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Love Rogger Rabbit, great great movie. That said, I do also like Cool World, though it's a lot less rewatchable, slow pacing, budget and production woes etc. In general I'm a big fan of Bakshi though. I do call toons "doodles" now thanks to that film.

Roger Rabbit is pretty perfect, noir meets toons and whatnot, it's genius. I've heard the book is cool too.

Saw Roger Rabbit four times in the theater, the most I have ever seen anything. Granted, I was 12 years old and it was the perfect movie for me. Second place is Waiting for Guffman (3 times) in terms of theater viewing (first run).
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I wasn't allowed to watch Airplane or II when I was a teenager but when I went in the Navy I bought both on VHS and have loved rewatching them ever since 8)


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Lt. Frank Drebin finds himself investigating an explosion that his ex-girlfriend witnessed.  Soon, he discovered that the target might be Dr. Meinheimer, an energy specialist who intends to endorse renewable energy in an upcoming National Press Club dinner.  Sure enough, he's being targetted by the leaders of fossil fuel and nuclear power industries, who are afraid that his speech might damage their business.  Now Drebin must uncover the conspiracy with the help of Police Squad, while wrestling with his conflicting feelings with his old flame.



Was this the movie that had O. J. Simpson in it?




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Lt. Frank Drebin finds himself investigating an explosion that his ex-girlfriend witnessed.  Soon, he discovered that the target might be Dr. Meinheimer, an energy specialist who intends to endorse renewable energy in an upcoming National Press Club dinner.  Sure enough, he's being targetted by the leaders of fossil fuel and nuclear power industries, who are afraid that his speech might damage their business.  Now Drebin must uncover the conspiracy with the help of Police Squad, while wrestling with his conflicting feelings with his old flame.



Was this the movie that had O. J. Simpson in it?

All the naked gun movies had OJ in it

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I'm one of those rare weird ones who think Airplane 2 The Sequel was every bit as good as Airplane!


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OJ Simpson's scenes are a new kind of funny because you get to watch him in all kinds of pain.


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* Airplane 2 I just, didn't like at all (sorry fans)

* And I've never cared for Warner's, etc cartoons or their style of humor (lots of yelling and punching and such). Daffy and Donald and the lot left me cold - so Roger just wasn't my thing. The concept was neat, and I have no problem with it making the list... but watching that clip reinforced that, yeah, not my thing.
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<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/E1JKd1C7izQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/E1JKd1C7izQ</a>

That piece of music that Daffy and Donald are playing is colloquially known as the "Cat Concerto", thanks to this Tom & Jerry cartoon.

Now that I think about it, I don't think T&J are actually in the movie. That choice of music may have been the director's nod to their place in animation history.


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Airplane 2 I just, didn't like at all (sorry fans)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ddsZTFSfXaw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ddsZTFSfXaw</a>


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Airplane 2 I just, didn't like at all (sorry fans)
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ddsZTFSfXaw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ddsZTFSfXaw</a>

Boo me? Why, I didn't make the movie. If you wanna boo someone, boo them.  ;D
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Tell everyone that when the day is out we shall have a wedding. Or a hanging. Either way, we're gonna have a lot of fun, huh?

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Robin Hood: Men in Tights




29 Points, 2 of 16 Lists, Top vote: #10 Linszoid

Upon returning to England from the Crusades, Robin of Loxley finds that the evil Prince John has ascended to the throne and his marked his reign with unfair taxation.  Deciding the people are in need of help, Robin decides to steal from the rich and give to the poor with the help of a band of thieves and freedom fighters he calls his merry men.  But Robin is opposed by John's chief enforcer, the Sheriff of Nottingham, as well as being assisted by an old mystic named Latrine.

Though this was released not long after the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (and references it several times), this is much more of an homage to the film The Adventures of Robin Hood (which you really should check out).  This is actually my best friends favourite movie, though I never liked it quite as much as him.  But Cary Elwes is a delight and while he's had a good career, I'm sort of surprised he never made it to the a-list.  He really is very charming.

Notable scene

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/G59JnM4JKNQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/G59JnM4JKNQ</a>

If you liked this, check out... The Court Jester

One of the most beloved parodies of swashbuckling adventure movies, the Court Jester is considered to be Danny Kaye's best film.

Trivia The scene where the Sheriff (Roger Rees) falls through the roof of Latrine (Tracey Ullman) and she tries to get him to have sex with her was completely improvised by Rees and Ullman.
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