January 11, 2014

Movie Night: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Review #525: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.

Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura), Ian McNeice (Fulton Greenwall), Simon Callow (Vincent Cadby), Maynard Eziashi (Ouda), Bob Gunton (Burton Quinn), Damon Standifer (Wachati Chief), and Sophie Okonedo (Wachati Princess) Directed by Steve Oedekerk.

I thought the first film (#148 - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) wasn't all too bad. It had its moments that worked and while of course it could have been better, it wasn't that bad. The sequel though, just stinks. Ventura was mildly enjoyable in the first, but in this film, the patience and level of joy wears thin, really, really fast. It seems that the movie itself thinks its pretty funny, it laughs at its own jokes, but if you ever were wondering why this is the only sequel to a film starring Carrey in which Carrey reprised his role, this is why. Carrey seems to just be trapped in the role, and while he certainly seems to be trying, the movie can't make up for being so tiresome, yet so short. The cast isn't awful, but they seem to want to watch Carrey act as Ventura then make an impression. It doesn't have much of the spark, if any of the original, and it is somewhat forgettable. Maybe it's better for others who have better patience then I do, but I just didn't find much to enjoy.

Overall, I give it 4 out of 10 stars.

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