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.
Innocuous enough, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" lacks depth or any message that would elevate it to anything above an average family film. It is fun throughout (and some of the dialogue has an alliterative charm that is possibly derived from the children's book on which the film is based), but the film is ultimately inconsequential.
1.5 out of 5 (C-)
Average family film. Watchable because of Jim Carrey.
Mr. Popper's Pingvinjei
Quite lovely for a family movie.
It's a sweet but a little bit trite.
Definitely not a comedy though.
While the cuteness it still has makes it difficult to hate, this would be more tolerable if the penguins, CG or not, were just being penguins and not the Seven Dwarfs. A penguin acting like a penguin is fun enough as it is - what need is there to make everyone a Happy Feet reject?
Mr Popper's Penguins follows a slow increase from 'Rubbish' to 'Rubbish but it's got Jim Carrey going for it' to 'I know this is rubbish, but I'm kinda enjoying it' to 'I don't care if this is rubbish, I'm really enjoying it'.
I had a great time. I'm not going to apologise for that. Instead, I might just watch it again.
A good movie for children and adults alike that show family values in a very modern, if not a bit unrealistic, environment.
I can't understand how a collaboration between my favorite actor when I was 8 and my favorite animal when I was 8 could result in a movie anything less than perfect.
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.
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