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Title: Mr. 3000 (2004)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2013, 07:35:50 pm
Mr. 3000



Look, I knew going into Mr. 3000 that it wasn't going to be in the same league of say The Natural or Bull Durham. It would play more along the lines of Major League, but the kicker is that it's not even on par with that one either. With that said, I really do like any scenes portraying Baseball regardless of plot and story and this movie does fulfill the quota here. At the end of the day, Bernie Mac's character is a colossal prick, one that is hated by both his peers and the media. In an effort to collect 3 hits to reach the milestone in Baseball of 3000 hits and an automatic ticket to the Hall of Fame, he has to dust off 9 years of retirement to do it.

The thing about how they chose to do Bernie's character was going one way, which basically all but guaranteed how the movie and his eventual "moment" would play itself out. I did like that this prick suddenly became a team player and cared about the game itself as well as becoming likable by the other players on his team. But the screenwriter chose to turn him back into a prick once the media starts making him THE STORY. Once they did that, I absolutely knew how the movie would end, with him having to literally sacrifice himself for the team, giving up his shot at immortality in Baseball as his redemption. I wonder if the writer thought he was being clever in this little switch. Did not like or care of the "romance" angle between Bernie and Angela Bassett. It was forced and there was no real chemistry between the two of them. As for Paul Sorvino, this is the easiest paycheck the man will ever get.

I say its worth a Rent, even with an average rating, I would watch it again if I came across it on cable.
Title: Re: Mr. 3000 (2004)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2013, 07:36:21 pm
Mr. 3000 DVD Screencaps

Title: Re: Mr. 3000 (2004)
Post by: Neumatic on August 17, 2013, 07:42:23 pm
I'm amazed that I now know someone who chose to see this movie.
Title: Re: Mr. 3000 (2004)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 17, 2013, 07:44:54 pm
I'm a baseball fanatic and even I have my limitations when there is nothing else on the shelf for me to check out. Only Baseball would make me go ahead and rent a movie that never appealed to me before. I knew what to expect which is why I stayed away from this as long as I did.
Title: Re: Mr. 3000 (2004)
Post by: Mac on August 18, 2013, 05:41:21 am
Yea, Chip will do ANYTHING for baseball  ;D

I just don't like Bernie Mac. I never liked him and especially his style of humor.