Grading on the Ratner Curve, this is a positive triumph. The cheesy clichés are at least passingly entertaining. You could do worse.
Spongebob Squarepants? Troy McClure and Rainier Wolfcastle? Who else could we trust with this noble endeavor?
For a film critic, there are few pleasures more satisfying than ripping into a bad movie. But one of those few is discovering that a film that you were expecting to hate — a movie that you had no doubts whatsoever would turn out to be utterly awful — turns out to be wonderful.
There’s a long tradition of comedians and comic actors hosting the Oscars. But can Murphy pull it off?
The homophobia? The racism? The sexism? The fact that he may just blow up the auditorium in a fit of impotent childish rage?
It’s funny cuz the black guy is the criminal. It’s funny cuz the Hispanic guy is stupid…