So it’s official. A big movie studio has exhumed another mid-90’s corpse and made a sequel.
Dumb and Dumber was -like anyone else growing up in the 90’s, was one of my favourite flicks. I played the hell out of that VHS (kids, ask your parents) until it needed the sort of manual tracking that requires Viggo Mortenson dressed as Aragorn. I was totally into the animated series (the existence of which now baffles me, but hey they made a Beetlejuice cartoon so why the fuck not?) and -to my surprise, discovered a favourite actor I’ve yet to shake from my list in Jim Carrey.
Oh yeah, and that dog van. I totally fucking wanted a dog van.
And then this appeared on my dash just today:
Why? You were doing so well! Okay, so the whole Ace Ventura/Mask thing got a little old and the last role I remember seeing Jeff Daniels in was “Roger” in ‘101 Dalmatians’, but come on!
I truly do wonder what more needs to be said of Harry and Lloyd? I guess you could say the same about the guy whose movies I totally dig (doubly so, for his fondness for dick jokes), but I digress. Besides, neither the Farrelly Brothers or Dumb and Dumber changed (or saved, for that matter) my life.
Perhaps I’m exaggerating. I don’t not like the idea of Dumb and Dumber To (bit of a shame you wasted Dumb and Dumberer, hey?), I just don’t care. I don’t see the point aside from reliving a blip of people’s childhoods.
At the same time, I remain hopeful that it isn’t terrible. It’ll be like seeing a friend you haven’t seen in 10 years and you hope to christ he isn’t addicted to meth or something. And hey, if we’re really lucky? The Vaughans release a new song in time for the DVD:
(Given the content of my first notable achievement, I could probably blame this for 90% of the jokes in HiOP)