Reviewed byBigD72469 (BigD72469@aol.com)Vote: 8/10/10
...but I gave this movie an EIGHT. Now, before you brand me an idiot,please hear me out..."Ed" is one of the worst written, worst made, worst acted movies thatI've EVER SEEN. The film's knowledge of the game of baseball is terrible("Carlton Fisk couldn't buy a hit in Boston...") and it's bizarre,ill-timedspecial effects sequences will leave you scratching your head. Not tomention the schizo storyline...BUT...and this is a big but...I watched this with a few friends ofminewho are movie buffs like myself and we LAUGHED HYSTERICALLY AT HOW BAD ITWAS! It's the "Plan Nine from Outer Space" of the 90s!!!! Therefore, Istand by my 8 rating. Go check out this awful, awful movie and spend anight of laughing out loud at it's ridiculousness!
Reviewed bywestcorVote: 5/10/10
Ed, what can you say about this movie that hasn't already been said? Asthe 3-bannanna reviewer stated, it contains all that is needed in agreat movie. 1)Monkeys 2)Baseball 3)Someone from the show 'Friends.' Ifyou pay to watch this movie you are a fool, luckily U-verse had it onfor demand for free. Though on second thought, I remembered I did askfor my girlfriend to get it for me on Blu-ray if it ever came out;should a miracle like that ever happen. The reason people didn't findthis movie funny, is because everyone thinks its a kid's movie. It'snot. It's a movie for someone who just smoked a lot of bud. I laughedso hard at some points I was crying, and literally nothing would behappening except the Monkey farting or doing a flip while catching aball. This movie would of been a complete disaster if they would haveused a real monkey. It still is a disaster of sorts, but it is muchfunnier with a robotic monkey than the real thing. I have no idea howto even rate this movie, as it obviously is a horrible piece of cinema(OK that gives it too much credit, a horrible piece of film); but atthe same time made me laugh more than any movie I can think of inrecent history. I will meet in the middle and give it a 5.
Reviewed byTheo RobertsonVote: 2/10/10
.... On second thoughts don`t bother because this is ape sh*t . I canimagine the producers got together and said something like " Monkeys .Everyone loves monkeys . Parents love monkeys , children love monkeys ,Michael Jackson loves monkeys so lets make a family film about a monkey "
I know films with monkeys can be box office gold like PLANET OF THE APES (The original one not the dumb remake ) but that`s because it had a greatstory , or the Clint Eastwood movies with Clyde but that`s because they werefunny with great gags ( Many of which involved the hell`s angels ) butthere`s nothing here that made me laugh probably because I hate slapstick .Strangely there isn`t even moments of mawkish sentiment either , though theproducers do try this - And fail - with one scene with Ed in a hospital bed. You make a movie about a cheeky monkey and there`s no laughs or tearsinvolved ! Now that`s amazing
In the 1950s rocket scientists sent monkeys out into space . After seeingED you`ll be disgusted that they don`t do it anymore
Farm boy Jack Cooper is drafted into the minor league Santa Rosa Rockets as a pitcher because of his rocket arm. He being drafted is despite he not having organized baseball experience at any level. He is nicknamed "Deuce" by his fellow players as the two finger signal is the catcher's sign to throw a curve ball, Coop's favorite and most killer pitch. But in the early going, Coop demonstrates that he chokes under pressure as throwing his famous curve ball usually results in an out-of-the-park home run. Kirby, the son of the team owner, purchases a chimpanzee as the team mascot, who the team members name Ed Sullivan. The coach, Chubb, "decides" that Ed will room with Coop, a move not without ulterior motives. Ed ends up being an overgrown kid in mentality, which makes him a pain for Coop to manage, leading to one misadventure after another for the pair. Ed not only is a fan of baseball, but has a rocket arm of his own. As such, Chubb also decides to use Ed as a player at third base, a ...