Nov 29 2007Wayans Brothers Still Plan to Make Horrible 'Munsters' Movie


If you're at all familiar with the Wayans Brothers, you know that, like a bad parody of a hurricane, or Godzilla disguised as a caucasian woman, they are a destructive force that knows no boundaries. So it comes as no surprise that, after a three-year silence about the project, the Wayans have announced they still have plans to strip The Munsters of whatever kitschy entertainment value it has with a hilarious Wayans reinterpretation of the material.

But what I did find pretty shocking was their explanation for why the film would aim for a PG-13 rating:

The Munsters is going to be PG-13 as well. You know what happened with the rated R thing is that we were doing our rated R comedies and then they started clamping down on kids going into the theater. So kids would still be sneaking into our movie but would be paying to see something else. So none of the box office went to our movie, yet everyone still saw it.

So there you have it. If you were wondering why Little Man, with its rock-solid Looney Tunes premise of a grown crook pretending to be a baby, didn't do better in the box office, know that it has nothing to do with a decline in interest in watching the Wayans dress in goofy costumes and hit each other with things. It's just that the Wayans manufacture a particularly edgy brand of adult humor--a cinematic cigarette--that teens desperately covet and will do anything to have, even at the cost of Wayans profits.

EXCLUSIVE 1 on 1 with Shawn Wayans [MoviePictureFilm]

Reader Comments

the cinematic world will rejoice the day the wayans are dead

i loved "I'm gonna get you sucka" - but that was 20 years ago.

I thought "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood" was a masterpiece, but people act like it doesn't exist.

I think Ebert agreed it was superior.

The last paragraph of this article brought tears to my eyes from laughter... well done.

I can see an R-rated spinoff with a bunch of African American neighborhood monsters who sell and use copious amounts of weed so the people who live around them want them to leave. It could be called "The Bluntsters", in the tradition of "Blackula", "Blackenstein" and "The Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison.

Well I like their flicts and african americans acting like munters would be more funny then these real white monters it would be funny if the whites were the one that actually buried them since white people are in the fashion of killing black people asnd trying to make them into zombies anyway its a hidden message in the flim and you stupid motherfuckers can't even see the shit "MESSAGE" lol

The Wayans Bros is on top with the few shows I love to watch including Martin, Fresh Prince and some others. What happend to the good shows that used to be on TV? All the new shows are junk.

I agree, "Enrique". There used to be a lot more minstrel shows on the air. Whatever became of "Chicken Joe's Ragtime Hour", or "Who Dat?", or "Cornbread in da House!"?

Don't me a menace was pretty good for it's time as was the first two scary movies. They haven't done anything close to those in a loooooong time,

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