Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

PLOT:

When your dog, bird, or water-dwelling mammal disappears, who do you call? Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is a low-rent private eye who specializes in recovering lost animals, so when Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins’ aquatic mascot, is kidnapped, team representative Melissa Robinson (Courtney Cox) puts Ace on the case. However, Snowflake isn’t the only Miami Dolphin who has gone missing; several key members of the team also disappear, including quarterback Dan Marino (who plays himself), who is spirited away while filming a TV commercial. With the Super Bowl only two weeks away, will Ace be able to find Snowflake and the missing athletes in time to salvage the big game?

What people are saying:

“Ace is not the typical movie goofball, smart aleck, or idiot savant; he’s a genuine weirdo who happens to be stunningly competent at his job. The same can be said for the film’s justly popular leading man.” 4 stars

“The reason why this silly comedy film works is because Jim Carrey is so charming and likable as Ace Ventura, and even when nothing makes any sense and it goes all over the place, you just go with him because he is so damn funny. “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” made me laugh quite a bit.” 3 stars

“Not amazing but definitely great. Ace Ventura is an insane character portrayed by Jim Carrey. Although a very silly movie and very stupid it’s something to turn your brain off yo and enjoy. Now the second one? Oh god. Now that one was just awful” 4 stars

“While story structure may not be easy to connect with and the a lot of its technical side is cliche-ridden, but Ace Ventura gets by on an outstanding and vibrant character performed memorably by Jim Carrey. Many quotable lines and full of humor to spare.” 3 stars

“This movie stars Jim Carrey in the titular role as a private investigator who is hired to find missing pets. When a simple pet case becomes a bigger conspiracy, Ace only has a few short weeks to solve the mystery before the big Superbowl. This movie holds a special place in a lot of people my age’s hearts because they grew up with it, loving Carrey’s over-the-top performance. I never saw this movie as a kid. Instead of Ace Ventura, my Jim Carrey memories include Liar, Liar and Bruce Almighty. Honestly, this movie doesn’t do it for me. Jim Carrey has made a career of overacting, and, while this isn’t as bad as The Mask, it isn’t anything to write home about. The premise is innocent enough, but the sexual jokes just didn’t do anything for me save for the climactic crime-solving scene. I will say that it’s a harmless family movie that audiences will enjoy if only for nostalgia’s sake, but if you haven’t seen either Ace Ventura movie, you aren’t really missing much. Side note: I love seeing real celebrities play fictional versions of themselves, and Dan Marino in this movie is just fun.” 2 1/2 stars

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