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Not worth a penny of your money, or a second of your time. 1/2* out of ****
MAJOR LEAGUE: BACK TO THE MINORS (1998) ½*
Starring: Scott Bakula, Eric Bruskotter, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Jensen Daggett, Written and directed by John Warren 100 minutes Rated PG-13 (for language and some violence)
By Blake French:
Believe it or not, in the new John Warren comedy “MAJOR LEAGUE: BACK TO THE MINORS” there is one funny scene. It consists of a sequence where an infuriated coach throws a baseball hard into the wall behind him only to have it hit the cement and bounce back and smash him in the face. It’s not much, but with the exception of a few one-liners, it’s all this film has to offer…enough said.
This movie is not only structurally impaired, characteristically undeveloped, predictable and badly written, but also just plain bad. Even non-critical audience members will hate this movie with all that they got. It is so familiar it just isn’t funny.
How many times does the same movie about sports have to be made? Last years we saw this same material in “Air Bud: Golden Receiver,” and as bad as that film was, this is even worse. At least “Air Bud” was family oriented. “Major League Back to the Minors” is too vulgar for a wholesome family to view together on a Sunday afternoon. It is too childish for adults. So who is this film for? Teenagers? Elderly? People who are so desperate for entertainment they would rent something like this?
The film, like many others like this, has one basic point it tries to make: teamwork conquers all. Yes it does, and what a great moral to try to prove. Too bad we have already seen and excepted it so many times over and over have such little talent and intelligence that their cheerleaders are men in a ballerina costumes. Where the silly announcers form their own “buddy comedy routine” muttering one liners to themselves like “They suck,” “This kids fast ball is timed with an hour glass,” “This guy dropped out of ball for a while to find something he lost–maybe it was his mind,” “Somebody needs a nap,” and “ever see a sunset as beautiful as that play.” Where the characters have such little significance to each other that we never know them by name. And where the only heartfelt lecture scene about teamwork is so unknowledgeable that it is almost funny.
“Major League Back to the minors” is so bad; it stalls its trite ending right in the middle of a good closing sequence. The good baseball team is on a comeback, they are about to win and–the power goes out. I was thinking for a minute that this piece of trash had come to a conclusion, but in reality, its false final scene exists only to add minutes to the running time. The movie basically consists of a series of unrelated sketches that throw in so many putrid jokes it is are not funny. There is another kind-of-funny line of dialogue that has a coach and a player talking to each other about why a long time outfielder is not wanted in that position any longer. The coach’s answer: “You’re too old, too slow, and too fat.” The player’s reaction is to die for. But that scene certainly does not make this movie noteworthy of you time, and certainly is not worth a cent of your money.
So here is another dreadful entrée into this genre of film, another that is doomed with its own script, which is failed before seen, and another which is so familiar it seems like deja vu all over again.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Comedy, Sport
Director John Warren
Writer David S. Ward, John Warren
Actors Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert
Country United States
Awards 1 win
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm