Liar, Liar Vampire Nickelodeon Original Movie Reviewed
What is it? single-camera Nickelodeon Original Movie
Where did it air? This is just a shot in the dark but something tells me...Nickelodeon.
Who stars in it? Brec Bassinger, star of Bella and the Bulldogs and Rahart Adams, main love interest of Every Witch Way. Amazingly enough, I actually really like both those shows.
Why are we reviewing this? Because a Nickelodeon Original Movie willing to make a reference to a character having played every Castlevania game deserves a fair shake of a review.
Oh no. I just realized I have to sit through this.
I saw the promos for this movie and it immediately turned me off. I mean, just going by what was already explained........someone thinks this guy is a vampire due to wacky coincidence after wacky coincidence. Then he just goes along with it and everybody seems to think he is a vampire. This is, um......what you usually get from Nickelodeon movies so I did not waste my time watching it. I still hate the fact that they put Fun Size in theaters because apparently, they thought it was actually good enough for that. I don't even remember that movie making a whole bunch of money or even getting positive reviews. A little homework for me. Unknown, maybe you could look into that?
I'll see if I can catch this on a replay. I still have that Thundermans/Bella and the Bulldogs review coming up. What I have decided to do is review both new episodes tomorrow and for every other episode that has come for both shows on Wednesdays so far, I'll just do joint reviews until I'm officially caught up. It's going to be tough because The Thundermans gets reruns all the time while Bella seems to air probably twice a week. In fact, I bet Nickelodeon airs this movie twice more during the week and never again just to dig it back up next Halloween.
The last Nick movie I remember liking was Rags. It wasn't an excellent movie, but Max Schneider and Keke Palmer. Plus, both of them are great singers so you could expect some enjoyable music, and the overall story wasn't half-bad either. The modern-day version of Cinderella was cool, and not only did it feel honest, it was also charming and something that I wouldn't mind watching again. Also, Spectacular! was a decent movie. Yeah, Nickelodeon will never have Disney Channel's reputation for original movies. They should just stop and give movies to their actual SHOWS. You know, like Disney does sometimes? Good Luck Charlie, Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life, Even Stevens. I mean, Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire went to theaters, and you can't even give The Thundermans a movie? How dare you, Nickelodeon?! HOW DARE YOU?!
I'm sorry, I lost my train of thought. But yeah, I'm going to have to take a rain check on this movie. Friday? Oh no, Friday's a different story. The series finale of Jessie, Part 1 of Girl Meets World: The Texas Movie. We're covering it all. Plus, some possible pregame analysis all weekend long.
I remember first watching Fun Size and I thought it was amazing. Then again, that was on actual Halloween night (at home, on DVD) and I may or may not have been hopped up on candy. And beer.
Exactly a year later I popped it in and...wow, what a difference sobriety makes. Forget about people actually thinking it was good enough to be in theaters, it was shocking to think that people thought it was good, period. It was shocking to think I thought it was good. What was I thinking? Seriously?!
My biggest pet peeve is when kiddie shows feel like they have to ape more adult movies - raunchy adult movies, no less - and expect that the plot and jokes will transition perfectly after putting them through the censor and moral guardian wringer and "punching up" the material with an endless stream of topical pop culture references that are supposed to be inherently funny in their own right without an actual punchline (Niki Minaj! Taylor Swift! Where's my writing paycheck?) This and Zuri are a big reason why the Jessie portion of Good Luck Jessie NYC Christmas makes me desperately want to punch someone in the face.
It's pretty easy to see that, again, that's what they were going with Fun Size with The Hangover again trickling down into a tired missing babysitting charge plotline. You know what? After Good Luck Jessie, after Fun Size, and especially after The Hangover Part 2, I think we can all agree that the world would just've been better off if The Hangover simply never existed in the first place no matter how good it may have at first been.
Yeah, I'll let Mike get back on Liar, Liar Vampire and see if he'll think better of it. I guess I better do the same for Invisible Sister as I guess it's only fair. BTW did you get my link to Gotcha Day yet, Mike? Also feel free to chime in on the other stuff, I see you added some text to my blog announcement. Sorry to drop that bomb on you suddenly, there will be more announcements coming up.