Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Overlooked Movies: CHiPS

CHiPS might not be the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's the worst movie I've seen in a long, long time.  It's allegedly based on the innocuous TV series of the same name from the late '70s and early '80s.  It has the same characters and the same name, but that's about it.  The two motorcycle cops are still Ponch and Jon, but Ponch is an undercover FBI agent with a disgusting personal problem, while Jon is a former track racer now broken in body, addicted to opioids, and trying to save his marriage.  

The plot is chaotic, the alleged humor is crass and sometimes downright repulsive.  The trailer (see below) is bad enough, but the movie is worse.  And while there are lots of explosions and violent episodes, they don't really advance the plot.  The movie seemed interminable. I wish I'd overlooked it.

So why did I watch it?  I blame my daughter. She's the one who turned it on and watched.  I was trapped in the same room.  Next time I'll find the exit.


Jeff Meyerson said...

I wish you'd tell us how you really feel about it.

The trailer was way more than enough. Pass.

Anonymous said...

I borrowed it from the local library new release section... why not I thought...

I made it through to the 12 minute mark (the best place to stop and judge a movie) and decided it was a no go

The cat who was alternately napping and watching did not seem to mind my decision.

d. middleton

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Scott and I tried to watch this back during the summertime at some point. Thankfully, we could escape shortly after this incredible pile of whatever started.

Don Coffin said...

Surely not an "overlooked" movie...based on this, it's not clear why anyone would want to look at it.