History YMMV / TheBluesBrothers

22nd Apr '17 1:23:55 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's shoes were ''very'' hard to fill. It also suffers from a plot that takes some unnecessarily weird turns and a weaker script with clunkier humor compared to the original, but it does have some truly great musical numbers, which just might be enough to redeem it.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's shoes were ''very'' hard to fill. It also suffers from a plot that takes some unnecessarily weird turns and a weaker script with clunkier humor compared to the original, but it does have some truly great musical numbers, which just might be enough to redeem it.it for blues fans.
21st Apr '17 3:25:52 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's shoes were hard to fill.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above) John Belushi's shoes were ''very'' hard to fill.fill. It also suffers from a plot that takes some unnecessarily weird turns and a weaker script with clunkier humor compared to the original, but it does have some truly great musical numbers, which just might be enough to redeem it.
2nd Apr '17 9:18:54 PM ThallianGold
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* HeReallyCanAct: Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, and Alan "Mr. Fabulous" Rubin all get extended scenes showcasing their comedy skills.
22nd Feb '17 6:11:33 AM SpinAttaxx
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There was a platformer for the UsefulNotes/SuperNES. It has almost nothing to do with either the movies or the skit [[InNameOnly beyond the name]], controls that are poor at best, downright painful at worst, and it isn't designed too well. Oh, and it was made by Creator/TitusSoftware, who also worked on the Super NES PortingDisaster of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'', ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} [[SuperTitleSixtyFourAdvance 64]]'' (another Porting Disaster), ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' for the Game Boy and, last but not least, ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}''. Not much more needs to be said about this.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
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There was a platformer for the UsefulNotes/SuperNES. It has almost nothing to do with either the movies or the skit [[InNameOnly beyond the name]], controls that are poor at best, downright painful at worst, and it isn't designed too well. Oh, and it was made by Creator/TitusSoftware, who also worked on the Super NES PortingDisaster of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2'', ''VideoGame/{{Carmageddon}} [[SuperTitleSixtyFourAdvance 64]]'' (another Porting Disaster), ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' for the Game Boy and, last but not least, ''VideoGame/{{Superman 64}}''. Not much more needs to be said about this.


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* SpiritualAdaptation: The car chases, the level of destruction inflicted on Chicago in the climax, and the escalating number of authorities the two brothers attract as a result all bring to mind a ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' movie where the climax has the protagonists reach a five-star Wanted Level (or perhaps [[UpToEleven a six-star level]] is more accurate).
19th Jan '17 11:08:03 AM MCanter89
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The would-be guitar thief Ray shoots at? Argyle from Film/DieHard.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: The would-be guitar thief Ray shoots at? Argyle from Film/DieHard.''Film/DieHard''.
19th Jan '17 11:06:29 AM MCanter89
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*** It's so awesome it summons undead cowboys on giant [[HellishHorse Hellish Horses]] chasing skeletal cattle across the sky! it's quite possibly the most awesome scene ever put on film!

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*** It's so awesome it summons undead cowboys on giant [[HellishHorse Hellish Horses]] {{Hellish Horse}}s chasing skeletal cattle across the sky! it's quite possibly the most awesome scene ever put on film!



** Elwood's "Who you gonna call, Jake?" at the phone booth is put in entirely new perspective when you consider Aykroyd's [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} other well known work]].

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** Elwood's "Who you gonna call, Jake?" at the phone booth is put in entirely new perspective when you consider Aykroyd's [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 other well known well-known work]].



** The brothers' agent tells them that {{blues}} is a DeadHorseGenre, and they should switch their act to {{disco}}. Thirty years after the film's release, blues music is still going strong, while disco was the TropeNamer for DeaderThanDisco within a year.

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** The brothers' agent tells them that {{blues}} is a DeadHorseGenre, DeadHorseGenre and they should switch their act to {{disco}}. Thirty years after the film's release, blues music is still going strong, while disco was the TropeNamer for DeaderThanDisco within a year.



** The original is basically a series of One Scen Wonders: Frank Oz as the prison guard, Kathleen Freeman as the Penguin, James Brown as the Preacher, Aretha Franklin as the diner owner, Ray Charles as the owner of Ray's. There are other memorable characters as well.....

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** The original is basically a series of One Scen Wonders: Frank Oz as the prison guard, Kathleen Freeman as the Penguin, James Brown as the Preacher, Aretha Franklin as the diner owner, Ray Charles as the owner of Ray's. There are other memorable characters as well.....well...



* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above), John Belushi's shoes were hard to fill.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: ''Blues Brothers 2000'' is generally considered inferior to the original, mostly because (as described above), above) John Belushi's shoes were hard to fill.



* VindicatedByVideo: ''2000'' bombed at the box office, but did better when it went to the home market.

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* VindicatedByVideo: ''2000'' bombed at the box office, office but did better when it went to the home market.
17th Jan '17 5:04:47 PM Peridonyx
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* FanonDiscontinuity: {{Sequelitis}} version.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: {{Sequelitis}} version. Especially due to the HappyEndingOverride.
28th Dec '16 11:18:26 AM KneadToKnow
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* RetroactiveRecognition: The would-be guitar thief Ray shoots at? Argyle from Film/DieHard.
27th Dec '16 7:54:41 PM maxwellsilver
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* ReplacementScrappy: Subverted and played straight in ''Blues Brothers 2000''. Three new Blues Brothers join Elwood, and none of them is a sufficient replacement for Belushi... but their singing is pretty damn good.

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* ReplacementScrappy: Subverted and played straight Three new Blues Brothers join Elwood in ''Blues Brothers 2000''. Three new Blues Brothers join Elwood, 2000'', and none of them is a sufficient replacement for Belushi... but their singing is pretty damn good.
14th Dec '16 6:17:13 PM easytorememberhandle
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** There was also, believe it or not, a ''Blues Brothers 2000'' game for the Nintendo 64. It was released in the actual year 2000, right at the tail end of the 64's life cycle and two whole years after the film's disastrous box office run. The handful of people who actually bought this game got nothing but a run-of-the-mill 3D platformer with Elwood running around Chicago, and the final boss was just one long rhythm mini-game. Not only a bad game, but a bafflingly pointless one.
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