Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Bud and Doyle are here to save the world. But who's gonna save the world from Bud and Doyle?
Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a "Bio-Dome" for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakenly become part of the project themselves.
Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.
Tenacious D have a bit part in this for a few seconds.
They were the only real talent this film had to offer.
I've never seen an Ingmar Bergman film. But I've seen Bio-Dome.
I'm just going to say it..this could very well be the worst movie I've ever seen. It is just so, so bad. It's really stupid and there isn't a laugh to be had throughout the entire film. The acting is really awful as well and so are the special effects. Avoid this movie at all costs.
What's to say about Bio-Dome 19 years after its release? In spite of a dearth of observable quality it must still have an audience - the film's getting a stateside Blu-ray at a time when opinion columns are declaring the medium is dying for everyone but cinephiles and collectors.
My guess is that for some subset of people approaching middle age Bio-Dome is the film equivalent of a well-loved leather jacket. You can slip into this space with little more than the touch of a button, and it serves as ambiance that allows the viewer to mentally retreat to a time when life was simpler and you could afford to spend a few hours watching Shore & company dick around in…
Bitter life experiences long ago made me decide I would never again watch a movie with Stephen Baldwin in it, but I also long ago decided I would watch anything with William Atherton in it, so this movie posed something of a conundrum, but I figured the inclusion of Henry Gibson and Kylie Minogue canceled out Baldwin. Of course the latter two have nothing to do, so they're hardly enough to make up for the cruddy, braying shittiness of the movie, though at least the sight of Atherton growing an old man in the mountain beard and going insane offers fleeting recompense for the indignities inflicted upon the viewer. I trust 90s nostalgia will magically fail to embrace Pauly Shore, who is a kind of unfathomable black hole of screen presence here.
I remember watching this back in the 90's and not disliking but was aware of critics and other people's opinions of the movie being mostly negative and just thought hey people are different, we all like different things.
I rewatched it again in the mid-to-late 2000's and well... suddenly it was a travesty of a movie to me, Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin are annoying as hell without an ounce of charm and William Atherton having to deal with them is not really the bad guy is he?
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a flexing effect for people not living in the North America continent to experience the pesky style of Pauly Shore which, in turn, made it quite diverting, for me, living in the other side of the world. everything seemed fresh and somehow, a nostalgic punch to the cowabunga attitude of the nineties. the backbone of the film wavers a highly interesting scenario that only offers an expected result. and somehow, it fails the strong distinction of the duo protagonists to assert themselves as towers in their world of comedy. they can easily be forgotten if compared with the more memorable and formidable duos such as Bill&Ted, Wayne&Garth, and even Lloyd&Harry.
It's unfunny, annoying, and downright one of the worst films you'll ever see in your life.
"On December 18, 2013, Stephen Baldwin appeared on Mancow Muller's radio/TV show, confirming that he is in talks with Pauly Shore about making a sequel to the film revolving around the children of their characters Bud and Doyle. Baldwin had also stated that he gets recognized more for his role in Bio-Dome than any other film he has done thus far."
For my upcoming Paul Shore retrospective: "The Shore of Time."
Despite having grown up in the 1990s, there are some things that I cannot, even to this day, quite explain. Much like parents can't quite explain away those disco leisure suits from the seventies (or for the younger generations, perhaps, the decadent Day Glo of the 1980s), there are some things about every decade who's reasonings are consigned to the Cold Case file of history.
Such is the case with the brief flirtation with stardom by Pauly Shore, an MTV personality turned stand up "comedian" turned unlikely movie star who was popular around this time period. I thankfully have not subjected myself to too much of his filmography (sadly I can not say the same for his contemporary Adam Sandler…
it is completely unbelievable that this exists. nobody thought to burn every copy?
Moronic best friends get themselves locked inside the Bio-Dome, a science experiment, along with a group of environmental scientists for one year. - IMDB
Again, continuing with the movies that I remember from the 90's, I watched Bio-Dome. Strangely, I really liked this movie back then, but now, it's a piece of shit. It probably was back then too.
One thing I noticed is that the interaction between the two main characters of Pauly Shore and Stephan Baldwin were overtly homo-erotic. I wouldn't have been surprised if there was a shock twist in the movie and it was that they were together as a couple.
I'm pretty sure that I was just still riding the Pauly Shore wave of success. I was also a fan of the premise. Being stuck in a dome for an extended period of time and destroying things? I like it.
What am I doing with my life?
Watched the new bluray. Hadn't seen it in maybe 10 years. Yes I know it's retarded but I was 13 when this came out and it made me laugh my ass off. Lots of nostalgia for me. Re-visiting it I still laughed a ton. It's dumb but what can I say I love my humor dumb sometimes.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…