A list of films that incorporate the Wilhelm Scream. I haven't seen all of these so if you can help…
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.
A very, very bland comedy but i did laugh one or two times.
Dear Lord, thank you for the food we are about to eat. Please use your mighty power, to stop the melting of the polar ice caps. Amen.
As much as it seems Jim Carrey is perfectly fit for his B movie comedy roles, I so wish he wasn't. After seeing his performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I have never looked at Jim Carrey the same. It’s a disappointment to see his brilliant acting ability go out the window on films like this one. I suppose it’s his decision to go the route he has, but I’m coming to the realization that there will never be another Eternal Sunshine, and for that, my Canadian heart is breaking.
When did I ever disappoint anybody?
The film adaptation of the children's book, Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater, bares very little resemblance to it's source. It's another case of screenwriters taking what they "think" is the concept of a book and inserting it into a formula and attempt to pass it off as family entertainment. Here the only thing that is taken from the book is the name Mr. Popper and the fact that he ends up with some penguins. The character, family dynamic and overall plot is completely different.
1.5 out of 5 (C-)
I was originally going to get all dismissive about Mr. Popper's Penguins, but really there’s no need. Yes, it's rubbish. No, I didn't enjoy it. But, the film isn't aimed at me, so I was never really supposed to enjoy it. So, rather than getting all negative about it, I’ll keep things positive by searching for Penguin Biscuit wrapper jokes and presenting my findings.
Who's the penguins favourite aunt?
Why do penguins carry fish in their beaks?
Because they haven't got any pockets.
Why are penguins good race drivers?
Because they're always in pole position.
What do you call a penguin in the desert?
Wat een leuke film! Ik was de laatste tijd echt helemaal into penguins. Ik keek in december namelijk ook Penguins of Madagascar. Het is een grappige film, maar ook een hele mooie film waarbij je ziet hoe een familie weer dichter bij elkaar komt.
Jim Carrey tries his best, but this thing is a piece of garbage.
The epitome of a cliche movie of this type, the man down on his luck goes through odd circumstances to win back his estranged family.
Carrey died right about this time to be frank.
school snow day
We've all seen just how great Jim Carrey can be when he steps outside his comfort zone in films like "I Love You Philip Morris", but those daring choices are few and far between. His paycheck films are much more frequent, and they are becoming more and more unbearable. "Mr. Popper's Penguins" isn't a new career low, but it is pretty embarrassing for the superstar. This is the kind of movie he would have made a decade ago. You're supposed to grow as an actor.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to make family friendly films, but only the youngest of the young would be entertained by this silly, formulaic and goody-goody piece of fluff. In some ways I even found…
It would seem that "Mr. Popper's Penguins" could prompt a penguin revival but in this movie Jim Carrey is still the only star. He does funny voices and manages not to be upstaged by a half-dozen real gentoo penguins with computer-enhanced abilities. It had a chance to be a good movie but for my taste it had too much honking, defecating and waddling around Manhattan while Mr.Popper, at first vexed and then beguiled by the creatures, tries to deal with them, his job, his children and the state of his soul.
It almost seems natural for Jim Carey to be starring in a movie with computer-generated penguins and if you like him take your whole family on the couch and check it on DVD - no real advantage watching it on the big screen!
It really shouldn't, but it astounds me how threadbare this story is. Families deserve better.
2/10: Good heartwarming family film,although it wouldn't be the same without Jim Carrey. Simple story and remember to watch with your love ones, especially the kids...they will love it.
I love penguins. I did not like this movie.
- Distant Drums
- Springfield Rifle
- The Charge at Feather River
- The Command
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
- The Descendants
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Title says it all! Rating in notes!