5 October 2014 | ClioCJS
bad even for National Lampoon
This could have been politically poignant and relevant, adding an extra layer of unique satire to the comedy. Instead, they totally missed the mark. On both the satire AND the comedy. Most of the jokes fell flat and it just wasn't enough to make it to a passing grade. It's like a bunch of has-beens are trying to make a movie, but they just couldn't get their groove on. Alan Thicke was kind of wooden, Corin Nemic (Parker Lewis) didn't have much going on. David Faustino (Bud Bundy) was good, but his character wasn't funny. They literally got Michael Winslow (Police Academy guy who makes funny sounds) and then only had him make one sound effect.
So the movie just ended up not living up to what it could have been. On any level. This is bad even for a National Lampoon film!