WILD HOGS (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Wild Hogs promises lots of laughs from its bylines and trailers, but ironically fails to deliver the expected product despite a story concept that should have provided non-stop belly laughs. The biggest laugh one takes from this film becomes ‘how in the world did it get produced?’ Part of the challenge is the onscreen charisma existing between Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy. It’s completely lacking. Couple that with a poor script and the movie immediately becomes a low B-grade film.

Storyline

Four men—a lawyer, computer programmer, dentist, and plumber—find their gentleman’s weekend motorcycle club, The Wildhogs, needs to ‘prove up’ when challenged by another ‘real’ bike club, the Del Fuegos.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Walt Becker for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Amy Sayres and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence), Dudley Frank (William H. Macy), Jack (Ray Liotta), Maggie (Marisa Tomei), Red (Kevin Durand), Murdock (M.C. Gainey), Kelly Madsen (Jill Hennessy), and Billy Madsen (Dominic Janes).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. There are better movies about ‘proving up’—such as Drillbit Taylor and Waterboy.

Ben Meyers

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