By Clint Morris
If you were one of the 3% of the worldwide population that didn’t buy a ticket to Adam Sandler’s ”The Wedding Singe (1998), then by all means, check out ”Kickin it Old Skool” – to you, it’ll be as fresh as bakery bought bread.
Justin (Jamie Kennedy) has just woken up from a coma after twenty years in the black. It was 1986 when he had his accident – he fell off the stage whilst in a break-dancing competition – so naturally he re-enters the world assuming nothing’s changed. Problem is, it has, big time. He doesn’t even try to change though, nope, he decides to get the ol’ breakdancing team together so that he can finally win the girl of his dreams – the same girl he asked to come back to his place as a youngster to watch ”The Blue Lagoon”.
Jamie – Still can’t figure out how he’s got so far – Kennedy totally disregards the fact that the Sandler comedy spoofed all their was to spoof about the 1980s and lets rip with his Reagan-era piss-take. And, in quite a few spots, he still gets the laugh – rom the “Star Wars” jokes (He heads into a toy store and discovers Jar Jar Binks for the first time, “This isn’t Star Wars!” he exclaims) to the frequent references to old TV shows (there’s a Hasselhoff and K.I.T.T cameo; an Emanuel ‘Webster’ Lewis appearance, and a reminder of the “Different Strokes” theme) some are quite inspired.
Having said that, there’s not nearly enough good gags and witty storytelling to hold one’s attention for an hour-and-a-half. As a skit, it may have worked; it tests the audience by stretching the joke to feature length.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.