I think throughout the movie I laughed two or three times, and those were scenes that I had already seen in the trailer. So basically, if youíve seen the trailer, then thereís no need to view the film. However, if youíre a big fan of Ice Cube, then you might find a few things to enjoy with his undeniable charm, although he is portrayed as a bit of a shallow jerk. At least Cube is actually capable of being likable and mean at the same time, while the kids are just plain awful and annoying. On a positive note, the movie isnít actually badly made, but was rather unfunny from the very beginning. Still, thatís not really positive since the same director made SNOW DOGS, and thatís something that no man could ever escape. Itís sad really, because there was some promise with this flick (not much, but some). For instance, they could have created the film for adults, rated it R, and made it a full-on dark comedy. It could have even been called, ARE WE THERE YET MUTHA F#@&%!?
Directorís Commentary: Bordering on annoying, the commercialistic director Brian Levant conveys many ideas that he had while working on this piece of garbage. If he only he could channel his energy into something of high quality and decency, we may have a big hit on our hands. Seeing as how his next movie involves Cedric the Entertainer, I donít think thatís gonna happen anytime soon.
Bloopers (7:40): While not the best blooper reel Iíve ever seen, it certainly evoked more laughs from me than the actual movie. Check it out.
Road Trippiní Ė The Making of ARE WE THERE YET?: A mildly interesting standard making-of featurette. After watching it, I can honestly say too much time and effort went into putting this movie together.
A Tour of Nickís Fine Sports Collectibles (4:57): A boring featurette in which the director guides us through various items held in Cubeís characterís sport shop. If you like sports, you may get a kick out of it.
Deleted Scene (1:10): Actually an extended scene, which is about as funny as the rest of the movie. The only thing this little clip did for me was make me want that Lincoln Navigator from the film even more.
Storyboard Comparisons: There are three different scenes presented, ranging from one minute in length to five minutes. On the bottom the regular video is given, and on top the storyboards are visible. Had the scenes been any good, this might have been worth watching. Also, the storyboards are kind of blurry.
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