Tuesday, April 19, 2016
This was my first time seeing SPLASH and I'm kinda confused as to why it made so much money in the theaters back in 1984. It's a okay film, but nothing special. Yet somehow it made three million more than THE TERMINATOR and THE LAST STARFIGHTER combined!!! It was the #10 money maker for the year! I guess some of it could be attributed the desperate nerds wanting to wack off to Daryl Hannah's ass. Who knows. I've never been a part of normal human society so maybe something in this film was lost on me.
Mediocre story, average acting, no real laugh out loud moments only a few chuckles, John Candy in a few scenes not doing much, Ron Howard's dad, Ron Howard's brother, cool NYC street scenes including (in the highlight of the movie) an awesome looking theater showing a double-feature of THE EVIL DEAD and XTRO playing right next to a porno theater showing THE MISTRESS, SWEET CHEEKS and SKINTIGHT! That's totally badass.