The Blues Brothers Movie (1980 version) - Did you even like it?

Hummingbird Hummingbird
A co-worker was raving about this movie he apparently enjoyed very much, even singing a song from it in the office. Last night hubby and I watched it and couldn't make heads or tails of it or what was so special about it. Granted it had a lot of famous vocalists and non-vocalists in it but the story was weak. We rated it only slightly better than Darryl and City of Angels (which we walked out on in the theater).

I like comedies and jokes as much as the next person and love to LOL but I almost fell asleep watching this.

If you've ever seen it, what are your thoughts of it?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I loved it!
spiced , MsDrProfKitty , sXeVegan90
3  (23%)
I liked it
married with children , wetone123 , Allstars316 , charmedtomeetyou , Trysexual , sunnyc
6  (46%)
It was ok
Sera26
1  (8%)
I'm sorry I watched it.
Other (explain)
Catan , eri86 , sunkissedJess
3  (23%)
Total votes: 13
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Sera26 Sera26
I've seen it because my dad's a huge fan but it's not a favorite of mine.
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married with children married with children
it has some funny parts in it. and it was funny when I first watched it years ago. I dont think I would get as much laughter out of it today.
06/10/2013
Catan Catan
Add me to the list of those who don't understand its cult status!
06/10/2013
wetone123 wetone123
Hey! They were on a mission from God. Didn't you hear them say it bunches of times? The music was great! Aretha was spectacular! How could you NOT like it? Funny, guess you had to be there in the 80's and maybe a little stoned.
06/10/2013
spiced spiced
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
Hey! They were on a mission from God. Didn't you hear them say it bunches of times? The music was great! Aretha was spectacular! How could you NOT like it? Funny, guess you had to be there in the 80's and maybe a little stoned.
You nailed it. It's one of those "had to be there" things.
06/11/2013
MsDrProfKitty MsDrProfKitty
I love it! I used to watch it with my dad when I was younger so it's got a lot of sentimental value to me
06/11/2013
Fluke Fluke
Princess Leia uses machines guns, rocket launchers and flamethrowers, stevie wonder is an awesome shot and this nun smacks the hell out of them. That's worth the price of admission.

I saw it when I was like 10 though. Not sure how well it holds up now. Comedic movies have improved greatly since then.
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eri86 eri86
Haven't seen it.
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Allstars316 Allstars316
I liked it. I have seen the other ones. Those were okay. But the first one was the best.
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Trysexual Trysexual
It was pretty good..it had its moments, but it's pretty long. Some songs are great, some are so so. Typical of SNL skits turned into movies.
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sunnyc sunnyc
I liked it. It has some funny parts.
06/11/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Quote:
Originally posted by wetone123
Hey! They were on a mission from God. Didn't you hear them say it bunches of times? The music was great! Aretha was spectacular! How could you NOT like it? Funny, guess you had to be there in the 80's and maybe a little stoned.
I do admit I enjoyed the music in the movie and all the star's, vocalists and actors, see IMDB link: The Blues Brothers - IMDB

It was explained to me that it was a parody on other movies and life events such as the Penguin (nun) smacking the brothers with a ruler. I went to public school so this was all lost on me.

I guess one glass of wine didn't get me looped enough to even laugh at any of it.
06/11/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I've never seen it.
06/11/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Loved the movie - grew up watching it. A product of it's time, for certain, but also a tribute to John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd's love of blues, which was in a slump at the time. The movie had revived the careers of all the musicians involved.

Also recall this is actually the culmination of the late 1970's - absurdist humor of the Golden Age of SNL, love of music in a genre that needed fresh air, and the moral that you can still do good, even if you go about the wrong way and get in trouble.

It's fantasy, it never pretended to be anything else.

BTW - Ray Charles was the crack shot.
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sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
Illinois Nazis...man I hate Illinois Nazis. XD
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