Up until two nights ago, I never even heard of this movie, and now I want to tell everyone about it… This movie is so darn funny.
Starring Barry Bostwick (the Mayor from Spin City among many other rolls), in the title roll of FDR who must stand up (pun intended) against the Axis Werewolf forces of Germany, Italy and Japan. Inflicted with Polio when he was bit by a werewolf on a hunting trip in 1933, FDR goes on to take the presidency and lead the free world in it’s battle against the Evil Werewolves.
Peppered with references to the real FDR’s policies, this is NOT a biopic: this is one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in so long. With so many jokes back to back, if on fails, don’t worry as the next one will get you. The acting is surprisingly good (with a lot of “that guy” actors), and for such a silly concept, written rather well. This is a movie that had me laughing from start to finish. Hell, I liked it so much that I watched it twice in one week. Full of cursing and sexual innuendos, so if you’re some kind of prude don’t watch it (and stop reading my blog), but if that doesn’t bother you then you MUST see this movie.
You know, I didn’t even know that this movie existed until earlier this week when one of my fellow co-workers suggested I watch it for this blog – I’ll definitely have to thank him for this.
This 1990 depiction of Captain America is a pretty shoddy deal, but is cheezy enough to stay fun.
Typical Captain America story: Nazi Germany (and the Italian Mussolini regime) develop a super soldier, the Red Skull, and the American’s do the same with Captain America. Bad things happen, Captain America gets frozen for 40 or so years, thaws out and continues his battle against the Red Skull. In this version, the President has been kidnapped by the Red Skull with the help of a general from the Pentagon, with the plan to implant a mind control device, therefore making the President little more than a puppet for the Red Skull. Of course, the newly revived Captain America must save the President (and the Free World with it) by defeating the Red Skull once and for all.
Silly, dumb, bad acting and Ned Beatty – I freakin’ loved this piece of crap. Don’t watch it because you love the Avengers or Captain America – watch it because you love bad movie, and you won’t be disapointed
And… you can watch the whole awesome mess on Youtube – and that link can be found after the trailer, below.
Here is the Trailer:
And here, my friends is the whole movie: