Hi everyone, so this will be my last film review before 2015 and I think I'm ending on a pretty good note with Dumber & Dumber To. Out of all the films I've seen this year, this wasn't my favourite one but it really made me laugh so it's nice to end with some Jim Carrey doing what he does best. Jim Carrey is one of my favourite actors but I did read some negative reviews on this but while I could criticise some things, I still enjoyed it and laughed so it's always worth checking a film out no matter what anyone says about it.
So as always, a bit of background. Dumb and Dumber To is a direct sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber but the third instalment overall if we're counting the god awful Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd in 2003. Written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey reprise their roles as Harry (Daniels) and Lloyd (Carrey) and it takes place twenty years after the events of the first film and it tells the story of the two thick characters setting off on a cross country trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter who had been adopted.
The sequel remains true to the original, right down to cheap jokes and absurd plot line. It does take a little while to get the actual story going but once it does, it is joke after joke and it is pretty good actually. It probably isn't what you'd call a good movie if you're looking for a fantastic storyline and amazing acting but it does crack non-stop jokes although some are a little hit-and-miss at times. It's just a really fun film although Harry and Lloyd are little more mean spirited this time around as some of the jokes were a little more harsh than you would have been used to from the first film. Of course they quoted some classic lines and scenes from the first film in a new fashion and some were pretty good while others felt a little forced. The ending dragged on a little and I think the directors could've cut some scenes out to make it shorter rather than make 1hr and 50 minutes out of it.
I also felt like Carrey was more into this sequel more than Daniels despite the fact he bailed out on it in the early production of the film. Daniels just often sounded like he was just reading his lines and looking for Jim Carrey to sell the punchlines which he successfully did. Although a little hit-and-miss sometimes, it's an alright comedy to watch if you're looking for cheap laughs. I won't spoil it like others have if you're wanting to see it for yourself but just go and see it for yourself, you might love it. Being the original fan of the film, I didn't think I'd love it as much as I did plus the whole of the theatre was laughing too so it is worth a watch.
Have you seen it? What do you think of it?
Thankyou for reading.