TITLE: Any Which Way You Can
#AnyWhichWayYouCan is one of those darned sequels that was made, perhaps specifically, for money. I thought that was something that just happened nowadays, but nope, I guess not. The first film, #EveryWhichWayButLoose, was a smash at the box office, but a bomb with critics. But they don’t care about that whole “bomb with critics” thing.
Which brings us to AWWYC. Truth be told, I didn’t dislike the first one, and I didn’t dislike this one either. Yes it has a plot that was cranked out of a sequel generator. Yes, neither movie is “bust-a-gut” hilarious. Yes, both movies are overlong (if you ask me, a comedy should always get in, tell their jokes, and get out within 90 minutes, but that’s just me). But AWWYC, like it’s predecessor, has a winning formula.
What might that be? Well...
Hard-assed, bad-ass #ClintEastwood + adorable orangutan + road trip = movie.
Oh yeah, I guess you can throw #RuthGordon into that equation too.
It’s a breezy, entertaining movie with moments. It’s not anything to right home about, but it gets the job done. But then again, I wasn’t kidding when I said I would watch Eastwood in anything...
And in all honesty, the character who ultimately steals the show is Clyde, the orangutan. Nowadays, he’d be getting his own spinoff adventure.
Just watch. They’ll probably reboot/remake these movies. Or maybe they’ll make a rebooquel.
Ah shit, I’ve given them ideas. Whoops.