Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Movie: Little Fockers

Image from Lovanh Family
As a sequel of Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, Little Fockers is one of the movies I have been anticipating for a long long while. The first reason is that I am a big fan of Ben Stiller's comedy, the second reason is that I knew there will be some classic gags for some good laughs, and I am right about them!

For me, Little Fockers was really fun to watch. I had great laughs at the "God-Focker" gag, pleased to see Kevin (Owen Wilson) superior quality over Greg and thus making Greg feel small and jealous in front of Pam. Jack (Robert De Niro) seemed to have accepted Greg a lot more but the fun begins when he started suspecting Greg having an affair with Andi (Jessica Alba). Well, for a married man, this plot is kind of expected, but with Jessica Alba, there are always surprises!

It is pity that the kids didn't play bigger roles in this movie, which was totally unexpected because of the name Little Fockers. If more gags originate from the misbehaviour of the kids, I am sure this movie can draw a lot more laughs throughout. However, the kids were really well-behaved and that was disappointing.

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Inevitably, when one is watching a sequel, they will compare with the prequels, and the comparisons can be really detailed and even harsh sometimes. All the good jokes from the past just seem to reappear before you eyes, and if the new ones don't make you laugh harder than before, you will hate the movie.
Meet the Fockers
But let's give Little Fockers some sympathy, for that Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) are already married and have 2 kids, you can't expect Greg to redo all those storylines like pursuing Pam and teaching the kids the gesture of "I'll be watching You!" all over again! Neither can you repeat milking a cat nor playing too much with the family name "Focker" again. So, making Little Fockers is a tough job.

If you can put aside the old jokes, I'm sure you will enjoy watching this movie as well!

sequel -- (n) [C] a book, film or play which continues the story of a previous book, etc.
inevitably -- (adv) in a way that cannot be avoided
prequel -- (n) [C usually singulara film, book or play which develops the story of an earlier film, etc. by telling you what happened before the events in the first film, etc
harsh -- (adj) unpleasant, unkind, cruel or unnecessarily severe
sympathy -- (n) [U] (an expression of) understanding and care for someone else's suffering


Meet the Parents @ IMDb

Meet the Fockers @ IMDb

Littel Fockers @ IMDb

Meet the Parents Trailer @ YouTube

Meet the Fockers Trailer @ YouTube

Little Fockers Trailer @ YouTube