#Disney1998 The Siege, Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters, The Waterboy, The Wizard of Oz, 1998 January 21, 2019January 21, 2019 firstmagnitude 3563 Views 6 Comments 1998, Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters, Restoration, The Siege, The Waterboy, The Wizard of Oz https://siskelebert.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gods-and-Monsters-1998_x264.mp4 Video Pick of the Week – Restoration Post Views: 4,686
6 thoughts on “The Siege, Elizabeth, Gods and Monsters, The Waterboy, The Wizard of Oz, 1998”
Rog was off on The Siege…. that movie was both a realistic and eerily prophetic take on the material at hand. I wonder if he revised his thoughts on it post 9/11.
Waterboy was not Sandler’s finest hour, but considering what would follow, it looks pretty good in comparison. And I really enjoyed Kathy Bates as Mama and Fairuza Balk as the white trash girlfriend.
Well… I agreed with Siskel and Ebert about “The Waterboy”. It was dumb, really dumb. But I kind of like it a little bit. I think they were too hard on Adam Sandler. Sure he’s an annoying comedian, but I thought as Bobby Boucher was a nice guy and a mean guy by losing his temper.
So tha’s about it.
The Waterboy 2.5/4
Sad that more people went to see The Waterboy than The Wizard of Oz that weekend. And of course, you see how Gene’s voice is getting weaker. Very sad too.
The Waterboy to me is probably not one of Sandler’s finest hours, but it is still better than his later input of comedies from the 2010s’ onwards. Personally I prefer The Wedding Singer to The Waterboy (both released in 1998, btw).
All of Sandler’s movies are hot garbage. I’ve only seen the first like four because I was still a teenager back then. Waterboy was the worst of that sad bunch.
If Gene had lived to see 9/11, I wonder how he’d feel about The Siege then and if Roger was right in the question about playing with fire?