I remember the first time I saw the trailer for Underclassman. Sitting in the theater, the trailer came up, it played, it ended and then one of the people sitting beside me turned to another person and asked them “Was that just a joke… or is it actually a real movie”? And he was asking seriously.
I haven’t encountered a more stupid looking movie since Baby Geniuses 2. Ladies and gentlemen I run a website that talks about movies, and I get into movies for free… AND YET I STILL REFUSE TO ABUSE MYSELF BY GOING TO SEE THIS. Besides, I think I already saw this… it was called 21 Jump Street.
Well the critics are weighing in now… and the picture they’re painting is even uglier than I thought it would be. Here’s what some of them have to say:
“Underclassman doesn’t even try to be good.”
Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
“Nick Cannon desperately wants to be Eddie Murphy, but doesn’t have the script or depth to make it happen.”
Willie Waffle, WAFFLEMOVIES.COM
“Nick Cannon isn’t nearly as funny as he thinks he is”
Edward Douglas, COMINGSOON.NET
“Cannon bounces through every frame hopped up with excess energy, rolling his eyes, spitting off rotten one-liners and overselling his blunt reactions to eye-splitting excess.”
Phil Villarreal, ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Yeah… did any of us expect any different. Right now Underclassman has a miniscule 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I don’t expect it to get any higher.