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Hank & Mike (2008/Magnet DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Feature: D



Dumb comedy without comedy is just dumb and the latest one-joke release that defines that waste of time is Matthew Klinck’s Hank & Mike (2008) about two burn out friends (Thomas Michael, Paolo Mancini) who play “blue collar” Easter Bunnies and suddenly find themselves unemployed.  We can see why Unions have had troubles in recent years.  Then we see their misadventures on what they do next and could care less.


Why this was made is a mystery or why Chris Klein and Joe Mantegna would waste their time, but all I could think of is how bad this was over and over again.  It is like a Saturday Night Live skit extended from one of its failed imitators.  At best, the killer from the two-part Jeffersons Halloween episode that Louise saw kill someone and was dressed like a rabbit should have showed up and opened fire on the characters and cameras.  However, if you need something to put you to sleep, this is it.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is soft and choppy, with bad composition and editing throughout, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo mixes show how poor the audio really is.  The equally dumb extras include auditions (!?!), stills, alternative posters, audio commentary, bloopers/outtakes (as if we could tell the difference), three “featurettes”, extended scenes (oh, please), deleted scenes with optional commentary, alternate ending with optional commentary and (ha???) Easter Eggs.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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