Naked – (*)

Posted: December 28, 2017 in 1/2, 2017, Comedy, USA

Whoever told Marlon Wayans that he is funny?

He has a few facial expressions that make you laugh. Yes. But he uses them in every single movie. He stutters sometimes to conjure laughs. He reacts very effeminate in scary of frustrating scenes (screaming, lifting his hands, jumping up, etc…), which he also does in almost every single movie. Every single scene. He’s also always clumsy. It’s all very Mr Bean. It’s all very visual. But he never (EVER) delivers a funny line. EVER. He often uses references to cultural/social moments of the year the movie is made, but none of them are ever on point, interesting or still relevant two years later. This guy is a crappy comedian. He’s still a comedian, because there must be an audience somewhere out there that likes what he does. Or people just watch because he looks good and he’s naked a lot in this one. Back in 2000 he was great Requiem For A Dream, in which he didn’t have to be funny at all. White Chicks was also kinda cool. To give him some credit. Then he just played it safe with all the unfunny parodies on popular movie themes.

Naked, made for Netflix, sounded like it could have been something different. Something good. A new take on the Groundhog Day principle, where a guy is late for his wedding because he’s trapped in an elevator – naked. As he tries to get to the church in time, he always gets transported back to the elevator when the church bells start to go off. This one hour will repeat itself as often as is necessary for him to do it right. It’s a good concept. But it’s just not funny. Ever. What’s with this wedding obsession in the States anyways. If you truly want to marry someone, who cares if you show up naked at the church or forget to have the ring or forget to wear the right suit or forget the vows or forget to reprint the program in the right font?

Whatever made me believe this movie could have been funny? (the trailer maybe?)

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