I’ve seen all of the Broken Lizard movies (except for Puddle Cruiser) up until now. A lot of people put Super Troopers on a pedestal as some amazing comedy, but the truth is it’s a decent movie. Club Dread was pretty awful. Beerfest was entertaining and I remember laughing at it more than any other Broken Lizard movie. So, where does The Slammin’ Salmon stack up?
The Slammin’ Salmon is a movie about a Miami restaurant owned by a retired boxer named “Slammin” Cleon Salmon. He gets into a gambling debt with the head of the Yakuza over a Japanese albino hunting bet and needs his restaurant to make $20,000 in a single night so he can pay the Yakuza boss. The only problem is the most they’ve made in a night is around $15,000. So, the manager offers a prize to whatever waiter makes the most money that night in order to make the restaurant the money its owner needs.
- This only wasted around an hour and 38 minutes of my life.
- It’s supposed to be a comedy, but it’s really not funny. I might have chuckled at something once.
- The attempts at being funny are very very lame. One of the waiters is on meds because he’s crazy and if he doesn’t take them he turns into ‘Zongo’. What do you think happens with that? A waitress that is using her looks to get patrons to order expensive items gets burned and starts grossing everyone out. The manager accidentally eats a very expensive diamond ring. These things aren’t funny.
- Did I mention it’s not funny?
I wrestled with the idea of doing this either as a normal review or a pitch-sized because of how bad it was. Don’t see this movie. Definitely don’t buy this movie. If you really feel like you need to see it then rent it.