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    Kenant00

    [1]Apr 14, 2014
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    Hi,
    Lately i've been reading opinions online from critics about the movies made
    From SNL sketches and for fun thought i'd start this topic.

    What are your opinions of the 9 movies that have been made from SNL
    Sketches? I did not include the sequel to the Blues Brothers or Waynes
    World in that number though.



    In my opinion the two blues brothers movies work and were good. The
    first Waynes World worked and was good. The sequel I think was okay.
    Night at the Roxbury worked.

    Coneheads I saw when it first came out without seeing it on SNL and
    thought it was boring and not funny. Now I have seen the sketches and
    thought the sketches weren't funny and still think the movie is boring and
    not funny.

    Macgruber I saw and although it had a memorable soundtrack the movie
    was easily forgettable and not funny.


    I haven't seen the it's pat movie, the movie from Stuart Smalley, the Superstar
    movie, i've seen a small part of the ladies man movie and it looked like that one
    works.
    I wonder if after the success of the first blues brothers and the first Waynes
    World movie that they thought if they had success with those two they could
    have success with others when they should have looked at the scripts first and
    the popularity of the sketch they were trying to make into a movie.

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    mrjimmyjames

    [2]Apr 17, 2014
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    I actually have liked most of the movies made from SNL sketches. It's always surprised me that they're all so bashed by critics. That's why the show went a decade withoutone. McGruber was very good to me and I think it's starting to slowly appeal to others as well; supposedly there's sequel talk. I always thought The Ladies Man was pretty good; it was universally hated. Coneheads, Roxbury, and Superstar were ok to me as well and they were also hated. I think part of the problem ispeople just have to accept it for what it is. It's not going to be Citizen Kane; don't go in ready to be overly critical especially considering that the premise is going to be pretty silly to begin with. Blues Bros. and Wayne's World were very successful with critics so there's high expectation. But SNL really can't seem to get its' stuff going movie wise.


    I'd like to watch Stu Smalley and It's Pat but they were so denounced you hardly ever see them on television. I suppose they're somewhere out there online.


    An idea I always thought would be a huge success would be a Kentucky Fried Movie style movie with the cast acting in sketches. Conan and Rob Smigel had that idea around 1990 but then scrapped it. IMO Lorne could have a lot of success with it. As long as you can create some sketchhilarious that gets people talking, they'll want to see it.


    There's actually a number of movies that aren't really considered to be SNL movies that were based off SNL sketches that are in fact considered to be great: Office Space, Bob Roberts, and A Mighty Wind.


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    JustinRAn

    [3]Jun 20, 2014
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    It's Pat was horrible. It's just a Pat sketch with nothing else.



    MacGruber was whatever, Another box-office-bomb from the Forte and Wiig duo (After their success with Brothers Solomon)



    I liked the Ladies Man though.



    Maybe a sketch based on the former Pornstars?

    Edited on 06/19/2014 11:31pm
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    Ruckhappy

    [4]Jun 20, 2014
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    Again, 99% of SNL sketches are incapable of being scaled up to the point of supporting the narrative of a full-length Hollywood movie. If Coneheads didn't work as a movie--which it could have--why would a lesser SNL sketch concept be any better?

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    HelloStuart

    [5]Jun 24, 2014
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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    Again, 99% of SNL sketches are incapable of being scaled up to the point of supporting the narrative of a full-length Hollywood movie. If Coneheads didn't work as a movie--which it could have--why would a lesser SNL sketch concept be any better?


    You mean, like "Office Space?"
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