The Ten Worst Films of 2012 (#2)


Before anyone accuses me of having no sense of humor, or of just not "getting" Tim and Eric's brand of comedy, consider this: I've watched their show on Adult Swim, and I've laughed out loud. Several times. It's random, but sometimes that actually works to its benefit. Just like Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

And if we're using those two examples as a way of measuring show-to-film success, so far, I'd say Adult Swim is 0-for-2 in the movie department.

Outside of the occasional Will Ferrell gag, there's basically nothing here to recommend. It's comprised solely of people making weird faces and licking strange stuff. I suspect that even die hard fans of the series will be disappointed.

Because the film decides halfway through that it wants to establish some semblance of a plot, things actually slow die quite a bit, and the movie becomes unbelievably boring. And random. In a year that produced several films that ran over two and a half hours, this felt like the longest one I had to sit through. And it's only 94 minutes.

But hey, to each their own, and if your idea of a good movie is seeing someone get crapped on in a bathtub, you might just be Tim and Eric's target audience.

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