Seriously, was there a demand for this that I am missing? The first movie was a lower-than-low fiasco, not exactly a smash, though it did give us a chance to see Spade’s SNL castmate Dennis Miller trying on his radio talkshow guise. All I remember from the movie is that Miller misused “tact” when he should have said “tack” — a sailing term — in “taking another TACT” in an interview.
Spade, like all of us, has aged and aged. Channel surf by that godawful Sitcom he’s been in and check it out. Kathleen Turner may have turned amusingly puffy (to the Farrellys and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels). Spade has wizened into a Phil Spectorish gargoyle — a done of dirty blond hair over his snarky old leprechaun carcass.
He’s tweeting from makeup — or the set. The new mullet. Darker, for a darker era?
The good news is that he’s directing it, and that it’s going straight to video, 14 years (next year) after the original. Then again, after “Dumber To” does $38 million last weekend? Some studio might get a wild hair to pick it up.