tries to make the most of a great cast, but never quite gets
off the ground.
Before September 11, the jokes might have been funny, but now
feel awkward and more chilling than hilarious.
It just doesn't wait for you to catch up
and it switches from character to character to character in the
blink of an eye.
I do know you probably will never see this
film on a commercial airline flight.
The big trouble with Big Trouble
is not the cast (they're wonderful). It's not the script (it's
funny). It's the pacing--a screwball comedy depends on rapid
fire gags (and this one has some doozies).
However, the cast gets lost ambling through
the slow-paced world of Miami, and loses with it its comedic
This is a film that strives to hit the
height of its potential and unfortunately succeeds.
This picture, Big Trouble, is a
complicated slapstick comedy farce.
It's filled with wild characters that have
amusing moments, but some of the material seems forced, clumsy,
and even tiresome at times.
I thought the plot was confusing and flat.
It was a little on the tasteless side, considering the presence
of highjackers, aircraft, and explosives in the story.
The timing seemed wrong for this release;
it's not funny to make fun of airport security any more.