Friday, December 5, 2014

Dumb and Dumber To Doesn't Live Up

Marc Verwiel
Staff Writer

  Many fans were very excited for the release of Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to the popular 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
  Unfortunately, the movie did not receive the same warm welcome that the original movie did, receiving a score 38% lower from critics and 24% lower from readers on Rotten Tomatoes compared to the original movie. Both movies feature the same starring cast and the same director, so seeing the second movie fail was a large surprise to most viewers, however there is one major difference between the two movies; two decades. Many critics and fans blame the slacking reviews on the twenty years of evolved comedy and changing senses of humor. The things that made the original movie the comedy legend it was and still is today are not nearly as successful now. Furthermore, many people say that they were trying to replicate the original movie, making some of the well-known gags and quirky, unexpected plot that had people laughing out loud in 1994 boring and overused.
  Despite the blow of the less-than-stellar reviews, Dumb and Dumber To still made $38.1 million, blowing past Big Hero 6, another big movie that was released in the same weekend. Reviewers from both The Boston Herald and the National Post both gave it positive reviews, showing that despite the mass consensus, there are still redeeming qualities about the movie. Overall, however, the movie fell short of the comedy legend that was it's predecessor, but most people will agree that those shoes were too big to be filled by a sequel.

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