Professional Moron first saw Dumb and Dumber in late 1994. 20 years on the puerile stupidity of the film still has us laughing like idiots. It fell at a time when Jim Carrey’s stardom had sky rocketed thanks to the colossal success of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask.
His incredible year was rounded off by one of the best comedy films ever! Starring alongside him was the brilliant Jeff Daniels, who also had a successful 1994 as he was in Keanu Reeves vehicle Speed. Remember it? A bus which can’t drop below 50mph otherwise the bus driver is arrested and flogged with a whip – high octane stuff!
Dumb and Dumber and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is technically a road movie where morons Lloyd and Harry inadvertently get themselves involved in a kidnapping ransom plot. It’s daft, and it’s highly amusing. The poster even referenced Forrest Gump, another smash hit in 1994, starring Tom Hanks, Elvis Presley, and Bono. Shawshank Redemption was also released that year, and The Lion King, AND Pulp Fiction. Why was 1994 such an almighty year in cinema? Anyway, we digress.
19 years on when the sequel was announced everyone was chuffed! “Huzzah!” we shouted at Professional Moron, and hugged many strangers on the bus journey home that merry day. This turned to “Huzzoh…” when we saw the first trailer earlier this year. It looked bad, other teaser scenes were bad, and now the reviews are coming in it’s been confirmed: Dumb and Dumber To is bad. We were going to put the trailer up here for you to see, but it’s so cringeworthy we’ve decided it would debase our beloved blog.
Bad tidings indeed, we can only report all this in a monotonous slur of disappointment. Yeah we haven’t seen the film, but come on: watch the trailer! Observe the 27% “Rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes! Read this segment of a review, “Lazy, uninspired, and populated by a cast that looks like they want to be anywhere else, Dumb and Dumber To is the most depressing ‘comedy’ I’ve seen in years.” Damn and blast, today’s post is an ode to a nostalgic mess up. For shame, sir! For shame.