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ready to rumble is not a masterpiece in film ; i have a problem even regarding it as a film .
it's more of a show , a big commercial for ted turner's world championship wrestling ( wcw ) .
the movie is almost entirely about and fully showcases the wrestlers of the wcw like diamond dallas page , goldberg , and sting .
the story is very minimal and basic .
there are these two guys , gordy ( david arquette ) and sean ( scott caan ) .
they are two twenty-something wrestling fans from wyoming .
when they go to a live event for the big match up , there favorite wrestler jimmy king ( oliver platt ) is defeated and his career is announced to be over by the mean commissioner titus ( joe pantoliano ) .
gordy and sean decide to go on a quest to find jimmy and bring him back to the top and defeat the evil titus' plans .
on the way , they meet some people , have some fun , and clean up some port-o-potties .
sounds great huh , well it's not .
the movie makes many attempts at humor , only a few of them work .
the jokes that make you laugh , however , do not outnumber the film's many duds .
there is a funny repertoire between arquette and a convenience store cashier played by ahmet zappa .
the cashier is very mean to arquette so arquette dreams of ways to get him back .
i especially enjoyed one version in which they have a wrestling match and arquette's tag team partner is 'macho man' randy savage .
they wrestle between the aisles knocking over cans and getting body slammed on the floor .
the other good part of the film is the sexual confrontation between arquette and rose mcgowan .
mcgowan plays sasha the head nitro girl , the cheerleaders of the wcw .
she becomes attracted to gordy and they have some nice , funny scenes together especially one scene in which arquette calls mcgowan's breasts foreign objects than punches her directly into the face .
now what didn't work in this movie ?
that would be the rest of it .
the flick was filled with stupid potty humor about farts and toilets .
the two lead characters work for a port-o-potty cleaning company and when they crash the truck , the excrements spill all over the road .
it's not funny ; it's pathetic and brainless .
the film is giving homage to how blindly faithful of their wrestlers but not all wrestling fans are that way .
i watch it for entertainment and i would think some people would take offense to what is said throughout the movie .
the main characters in the film actually get to wrestle , like that would happen to any fan , especially to 2 that stalk a wrestler and sneak him back onto set .
also , i wondered how they got into the backstage so easily ; they just walked right in .
i like wrestling .
i watch it at home and laugh .
it's continuously funny and has great characters otherwise i wouldn't watch it .
this movie wasn't even funny or fun to watch like the wrestling on tv .
the only fun i had in the movie was pointing out the wrestlers i knew .
the funny thing was that many of the wcw featured wrestlers like saturn and chris benoit have left wcw for more money but are still featured in the film prominently .
the movie was too dim-witted to be funny .
it is possibly the most useless and under-developed film ever .
a recent film in this genre of fans would be the kiss fan film , detroit rock city .
that movie was interesting , well done and continuously funny unlike this film .
the acting was good plus the jokes had humor and made you laugh .
now that the scream trilogy is over , arquette has nothing else to do so he has to do crap like this and be a spokesman in those dumb 1-800-call-att ads .
at least he has a hot wife in courtney cox .
he's in the funny parts of the film but there aren't enough to make him look good .
the music was bad also feature such overplayed tunes as kid rock's " bawitdaba " and " cowboy " .
martin landau has a great cameo as a classic , hard-nosed wrestling trainer named sal that whips the king back into shape to regain his throne .
script is important to a film but this piece of crap could have been made with a couple of scribblings on a napkin .
a fan of the wrestlers who are featured in the film probably wrote it .
at times the movie even tries to show wrestling as real .
the wrestlers form alliances , go to people's houses and beat them up .
it's utterly ridiculous .
the whole film was a wasteful , dumfounding experience .
the movie was made to pay homage to the fans , telling them things that made wrestling , not the wrestlers .
the wrestlers are making more money to make a movie to thank the fans for begin fans by paying 5 dollars to see a potty-humor movie .
the wcw sucks and this movie is just a pathetic two-hour commercial to watch it .
if you're going to watch wrestling watch wwf , it's actually entertaining .
the wrestling is betters , they're funnier , more diverse , and have better entrance themes .
oh and the girls are hotter .
is this what movies have become , 2 hour-long commercials that you have to pay to see ?
don't waste your money .