That's two hours of my life I'll never get back. Excuse me while I dry heave a while. And let me make it clear that if I'd never ever seen the series, I'd have still thought it was a waste of time and quite boring in parts. But as I hold the original series quite close to my heart, I detested this movie.
Husband thought it was funny, I was appalled from the very beginning and actually yelled at the TV few times. Dobey guilting Starsky over his mother's shining career as a police officer? Everything about Huggy Bear? Hutch taking money out of a floater's wallet? Our guys as. . . incompetent bumbling idiots? GAH! Everything, everything, everything about the movie was wrong, except the clothes, the car, and the way Ben Stiller ran.
Instead of paying homage to the series, they mocked it by twisting the characters into one-dimensional parodies of themselves, and not even good parodies. What the fuck were these people thinking? I've asked myself that over and over. Why did they not let someone who adored the characters write the screenplay? Why, why, why? Why does Hollywood do such things. Why?
I did like the cameo of PMG and DS at the end, and the extra bits with them in the deleted scenes, but I didn't even enjoy that as much as I thought I would. Maybe because I was so disgusted by the whole thing already, and David Soul didn't seem that much like Hutch anymore, at least not as much as PMG seemed like Starsky in those clips. I'm surprised they consented to appear in this movie at all, given the script. I wanted our guys to beat the shit out of the fake S&H in the end to give me some satisfaction. I may have to write that scene just to keep the madness at bay.
I guess it was worth the cost of renting the DVD for those parts, but I wish I could scrub the rest from my brain.
If I could get my toothbrush far enough into my ear, I'd probably try.
I've just seen Starsky and Hutch the Movie starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
It was incredibly funny and not what I expected from the stories.
I understand that they were doing a comedy based on the show so they may have changed some things, but there was a huge difference from what I've read and what they portrayed, so I have to know - how much of the back story in fanfics is fanon and what's canon?
What did they change to make their show funnier?