Key and Peele (and a kitten) are very funny in Keanu. They also deserve better.

Key and Peele (and a kitten) are very funny in Keanu. They also deserve better.

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This movie accidentally explains the sorry state of modern film comedy

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2016-04-30 11:20:19

The examples of better comedies you give really explain what you mean, Except there aren't any. #Hack #Moron

2016-04-30 12:00:52

But Jordan WROTE the movie, so... (Vox failed to mention that as well.)

2016-04-30 13:42:31

Even a hint of criticism of The Almighty is insubordinate...how dare you? #totallyserious #comedicgenius

2016-05-06 22:40:43

I don't agree with any of the guys attacking the movie for its female cast. But I won't feel bad for not liking the trailer. If the movie...

2016-05-06 22:41:36

Is good, than its good. But the trailers haven't been good, in my opinion. It just isn't funny. That's my biggest criticism.

2016-05-06 22:46:52

however, there are actually a large number of studies showing that if it's women doing the *same* thing, men like it less.

2016-05-06 22:47:47

I don't discount that's probably true, sadly, to some. I'm just not a fan much of Feig's humor. I think that's my problem.

2016-05-06 22:52:30

which is to say, hilarious scene that leads into the next because...well, the next scene needs to happen.

2016-05-06 22:53:07

That was The Heat I felt too. And a good portion of Bridesmaids. The movies just happen because they need to.

2016-05-06 22:53:35

that's why his tv work was better. The story told the jokes, not the jokes telling the story.

2016-05-06 22:54:22

The different production structures of Film and TV created this divide. TV is product oriented so scripts cant

2016-05-06 22:55:00

be deviated from during shooting. His films are the opposite. They are driven by improv, to the point of

2016-05-06 22:55:54

structural and stylistic dissolution. For Feig it seems the story is a means to an end for Improv and his

2016-05-06 22:57:42

It's a problem because it means the majority of comedy is now dialogue based instead of physical.

2016-05-06 22:58:49

And it's exactly what Michael said earlier, jokes to tell the story, instead of story that leads to jokes.

2016-05-06 22:59:51

It's not even that. It's story that's thrown out in favor of Jokes. There often is no story at all.

2016-05-06 23:01:00

well, that's essentially what I'm implying. But yes.

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