Saturday, April 12, 2014

04/12: Wrongfully Accused

This silly parody of The Fugitive unfortunately was overdone. It parodied several other action and sci-fi films from past to present. While the movie wasn't to be taken seriously, for some reason it doesn't stand out on the funny meter. Same apparently goes for audiences and so-called professional movie critics.

Taking place in Minnesota, the late Leslie Nielsen (who was still actively making movies at the time) plays professional violinist Ryan Harrison who is 'wrongfully accused' of the murder of his friend Goodhue (British guy Michael York). Several 'Fugitive'-like scenes come up, as Ryan escapes and makes it funny to an extent.

Like I said, most bad movies aren't meant to be taken seriously. I don't want to rank this one up there with 'Sgt. Pepper's' or 'Santa Claus and the Martians', but I will admit this one was a bit weak. During Leslie Nielsen's career, he has had his share of serious and funny roles. Generations who remember him will likely link him to his 'Naked Gun' movies as well as some of the other ones he did, like Wrongfully. But its got its humor if you're in for a cute and easy laugh. Just keep a smile on your face.

My rating: 4 out of 10

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