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Coneheads.1993.Steve Barron

February.1.2010

Early Saturday Night Live actors who go into films were the in thing before. They’ve provided a lot of great comedians with the likes of David Spade, Adam Sandler, and Eddie Murphy. They’ve provided us with a lot of films, brainless or not, that we’ve grown to enjoy. And I’m sure Coneheads was one of the most memorable films shared to us by these people.

Ok. I did say brainless for the sole and simple reason that reality check wasn’t really made for the script. It was as simple as, “What the hell were the other characters thinking? There’s no such thing as an extreme football-shaped head.” But just to move on with the story, it was actually amusing and it was really good that they were able to pull through with this one.

This was not a forgettable film; in fact it paved way for more idiotic films that we’ve grown to love. Well, I just loved the idea that aliens tried to be at par with the human race despite their incredulous appetite and bad logic based on what the coneheads understand.

The film also boasts of a lot of good comedians, mostly SNL peeps of course, there are Spade, Sandler, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Griffin, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Jason Alexander, Kevin Nealon, Ellen Degeneres, Tom Arnold, Jon Lovitz, Chris Farley, and Phil Hartman. So, if you are a real fan of the foreign humor, you know you must watch this. It doesn’t matter if the film is not that good, you will be on a constant look-out for the coneheads that actually provides amusement all throughout.

So, this may not be your usual critically acclaimed humorous film. Now, have you asked yourself, how many films on that shelf are actually funny? Sometimes, you just need to watch a dumb funny film and actually appreciate it.

And don’t forget nostalgia. Nostalgia plays a major factor in this film. It may be one of those days when someone mentions Coneheads and you might tell yourself, “Hey, I haven’t seen that film yet.” The film doesn’t provide loud out laughs but it can give your whole family quality time together.

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