I had really high hopes and thought the reunion with Adam McKay and C. Reilly would restore some inspiration to the Ferrell routine. But I wasn't feeling it. Not as laugh barren as Semi-Pro but still a long way away from the heady days of Anchorman and Talladega Nights. There was one brilliant scene where Derek sang in his car though.
I am a HUGE fan of John Reilly and Will Ferrell and this movie delivered on all accounts I thought. I would even rank it a bit higher than Talladega Nights. There were so many funny parts in it that the people I went with couldn't stop quoting from the movie.
Maybe I'm a bit biased, but I thought it was a excellent movie.
"Your voice is a combination of Fergie and Jesus."
I also thought that it was better than I was expecting. I loved the character of Derek and the actor that played him did a fine job. The only subplot that didn't work at all was Derek's wife being smitten with Dale.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
There was no big push after the Emmys. There were some ads during the MLB playoffs, but the show didn't even air in between the Emmy win and the season premier on Nov. 7. The extent of the big push is "followed by an all new Arrested!