Friday, May 05, 2006
Major League: Berringer Near his Best
Tom Beringer (AKA Mr. Quakerstate) is another star of the 80’s gone bad. This movie is about when he was on top of Hollywood (or at least the closest he got) and centers around Cleveland Indian baseball. I usually like sports movies even though then ending of most of them are extremely predictable so that was a big factor to getting me to watch this one. This movie does have so very comedic parts to it and overall I recommend it on a night when your watching t.v. with your buddies. The movie also has some star power to it: Berringer, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, and Rene Russo.
But why do sports movies have the most general characters? Snipes’ character Willy Mays Hayes “can run like Mays, and hit like Hayes.” But the truth is as his blue-collar manager puts it, “You run like Mays, but you hit like s***.” Also there is a guy who can not hit a curveball, a pitcher who can’t throw a strike, and a catcher who was washed up in the Mexican leagues. Some how this wacky group of characters is able to go on to the playoffs in glorified over-the-top sports cliché fashion. This movie is no Natural, but it does have some good laughs in it.
Posted by Brian Kenneth Hall at 10:44 AM