In Theatres: Harry, Lloyd return with ‘Dumb and Dumber To’; Jon Stewart’s directorial debut ‘Rosewater’

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return 20 years later for the sequel to their 1994 comedy hit 'Dumb and Dumber'.

'Dumb and Dumber To' is released into cinemas on Friday



It’s here. It’s finally, finally here.

20 years later, after countless re-quotes and the reliving of unforgettable moments (the snowball fight, the unknown lunar landing, Cam Neely’s performance as Sea Bass, the airport scene) among buddies who can lip sync the movie verbatim, we finally have a sequel to Dumb and Dumber.

Prepare to be disappointed. Well, just manage your expectations. The hype has been marinating for two decades and, over that time, Carrey and Daniels have aged along with the 90’s formula for funny.

Dumb and Dumber To will be criticized if it strays from its predecessor, but it will be skewered for copying it. And the first one, was that any sort of a critical darling, anyway? Of course not.

So far, it has just a 29 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Which makes it, well, rotten. But the ’94 film has just a 65 per cent rating – and that’s taking hindsight into account.

Don’t worry about the thumbs up, the thumbs down, or the stars out of five.

If you’re going to see it, try to enjoy it. Enjoy being stupid for a couple hours. Can that really be so hard?

Rosewater

Also premiering this weekend is Jon Stewart’s directorial effort Rosewater, the story of jailed Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was captured, interrogated, and imprisoned for 118 days in 2009.

The Daily Show host’s film stars Gael Garcia Bernal as Bahari, and it’s based on his best-selling memoir, And Then They Came For Me.

Rosewater premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall.

Just Posted

Oak Bay father charged with double murder takes the stand

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths of his two daughters

Saanich councillor slams McKenzie Interchange Project

Coun. Judy Brownoff said the project will only create more greenhouses gases and traffic

Victoria contractors file civil claims for work on Sooke Tim Hortons, Petro Canada

Contractors file civil suits against Petromaxx, T’Sou-ke First Nation

UPDATED: Police identify suspects of Oak Bay armed robbery

Perpetrators were arrested for allegedly using a firearm to rob Oak Bay Avenue resident

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

‘Unsubstantiated’ bomb threat against CP Rail in Revelstoke

On Aug. 18, a bomb threat was made against CP Rail in Revelstoke

Coroner’s inquest into fatal police shooting in Port Hardy begins in Campbell River

James Reginald Butters, 24, killed in 2015 after RCMP responded to call of male uttering threats

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Fourth installment to feature Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Catholic church buys $7.5M equestrian facility in B.C., plans ‘agri-retreat’ centre

Church hopes to grow crops, host students and others on Bradner property

New regulations require training for B.C. addiction recovery homes

Inspections, standards replace ‘wild west,’ Judy Darcy says

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Most Read