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Norbit DVD Review

Norbit DVD Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Feb 08, 2007
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Eddie Murphy plays three seperate characters in the comedy Norbit. Are any of them worth watching? Kidzworld has the review right here!

Eddie Murphy is well known for playing multiple characters in movies like The Nutty Professor and Coming to America, and he's back at it again in Norbit. Does he still have what it takes to be everything to everyone?

Norbit - Bad Beginnings

When baby Norbit is dumped at an orphanage/Chinese restaurant run by Mr. Wong, he bonds with fellow orphan Kate. But after Kate is adopted, Norbit finds himself alone and bullied. He's rescued when a chubby young girl named Rasputia decides that she's Norbit's girlfriend (whether he likes it or not).

Norbit - Multiple Personalities

Norbit (Eddie Murphy) and Rasputia (Eddie Murphy) eventually get married, despite Mr. Wong's (Eddie Murphy - sensing a pattern here?) disapproval. But things aren't happily ever after for the two. Poor meek, dim-witted Norbit is stuck in a relationship with the demanding and bossy Rasputia, and he begins to sink into depression. But things look up when Kate (Thandie Newton) returns to town in the hopes of taking over the orphanage. Norbit still loves her but he's married and Kate has a fiancée (Cuba Gooding, Jr.).

Norbit - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

There are two kinds of people in this movie - good people and bad people. No one is that complicated because then we might not cheer on Norbit and Kate to get together, right? So Rasputia's two brothers and Kate's fiancée get involved in an underhanded scheme to turn the orphanage into a strip club (fun for the whole family? We think not!). But will Kate and Norbit rekindle their schoolyard crush? Can they save the orphanage? Do you actually care?

Norbit - DVD Features

If special effects make-up is your thing, the Norbit DVD will definitely interest you. With Eddie Murphy suiting up to play three very different characters, the make-up team really had to pull out all the stops - and you get to see how with the DVD extras. Also be sure to check out the deleted scenes and Marlon Wayans mock-infomercial for extra laughs.

Norbit - The Bottom Line

Eddie Murphy is a talented physical comedian and the costumes/make-up in Norbit are truly amazing. That said, Norbit is full of really negative humor about women, relationships and steps across the line from humor to racism on more than one occasion. Sure, it might squeeze a laugh or two out of you with its fart-jokes and talking dogs, but you'll be left feeling kind of violated when it's over. If you really must see Eddie Murphy as a fat lady, rent The Nutty Professor and give Norbit a miss.

Norbit Movie Rating: 4

 

 

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Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
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