Merry In-Laws movie review

I’d swear I’ve seen a “my parents are magic” movie before, but I can’t seem to remember when.  However, Merry In-Laws has Cheers alumni George Wendt and Shelly Long, so I thought this  could have potential.

That was my first mistake.

There’s not a lot to say about Merry In-Laws – it can all be summed up as follows:  it’s cheap, it’s predictable and the pace is slow.  This movie has some of the worst special effects I’ve ever seen – the puppet that comes out of that guy’s chest in that season 1 episode of Star Trek The Next Generation looks better than the effects shots in this flick.

I watched this whole damn movie (that was at least my second mistake), and there’s not one moment in the shizzing picture that isn’t telegraphed by a mile.  It’s just a cornucopia of monotony!

Anyway, despite the weird “cookies are drugs” thing this movie has going on, it’s a  loathsome way to pass time.  I’d like say it’s so bad it’s good, but it’s sooo boring that the moments of camp, which are constantly repeated, quickly lose their charm.  I’m giving Merry In-Laws a 2 out of 10 only because I like George Wendt and Shelly Long.

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Posted on December 24, 2013, in christmas blog posts, movie review, tv review and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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