It seems that in October I mostly review dumb movies. Half Baked and now Hot Shots... But fear not, because October is also Halloween month so you still have "Shin Gojira" and two Horror specials. So stay tuned.
Topper Harley (Charlie Sheen) is the son of a US-Navy-Pilot called Leland Harley who was responsible for death of a brother in arms. Topper who is also a navy pilot suffered so bad from his fathers bad reputation that he decides to leave the army and live within a native american tribe. One day though Lt. Commander James Block (Kevin Dunn) visits him and surprises him with a new, unique mission. It's called "Sleepy Weasel" and it's super fucking important and classified.
"Hot Shots!" is a movie which belongs to the slapstick comedy genre. Director Jim Abrahams was part of ZAZ (Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker) a trio of comedy geniuses which brought us comedy hits like "Airplane" or "Naked Gun". This movie right here is really chaotic. It follows a plot but actually it's not really important. The silly jokes and gags are what it's all about. The movie makes fun of blockbusters of that time and movie classics like Top Gun, Rocky, Full Metal Jacket, Gone with the wind. It reminds of "newer" parody movies but way better. The only disturbing thing for me was that the german synchronisation delivers even more nonsenical and unfunny gags. But all in all: Comedy classic. Definitely.
8/10 deposit bottles