- Canadian Essential: Chosen by the Amazon.ca editors as one of the 50 Canadian Essentials in DVD.
Now don't get me wrong: I am the biggest KITH fan there is... In fact, I just saw them 3 times a month ago on the new live tour. But BRAIN CANDY is just awful.
Plain and simple.
It is painful to watch. We are teased with small snippets of the best charcters of the show...And left with a movie full of new not funny characters and a script that actually tries to be a SCRIPT!
God, I would have rather they released a theatrical version of the show.
BRAIN CANDY? No. BRAIN DEAD is more like it.
"I was privy to an early test screening of this, and it was weirder and better than the final product. Even the final, watered-down version beats the hell out of most safe so-called comedies, though."
I had a friend that also got to see the "original ending" which he claims was among the funniest things he had ever seen in his life. I personally thought the movie was great, and have enjoyed it a couple of times on DVD. I really think though that the DVD could have benefited from having the alternate ending and aditional footage added back in.
As I understand it though, Paramount executives don't care about anything but patting each other on the back while their studio slips into oblivion. They released the DVD of Clue with a mono soundtrack. Look at how Paramount destroyed their most profitable cash cow "Star Trek." So the chances of us getting to see that alternate ending of Brain Candy is darn near slim to none. It really is unfortunate... it sounds fantastic.
I got this DVD for Christmas, but had the VHS (and loved it) for a long time. The Kids in the Hall are the funniest guys and this movie showcases their excellent writing and... Read more