Itís not from lack of trying though. The comedy group uses old gags and throws in some new ones to do just about anything they can to make the audience laugh. Fans of the show will find themselves bored pretty quickly with some of the tired gags youíve seen before. All of the same ideas are used in the movie, so thereís nothing really new there. Like in the show, the funny moments come when the crew tries to do actual police work. Some of the scenes went on too long (like with the whale), while others hit the mark (the alligator).
You canít really blame the guys for trying to turn RENO: 911 into a movie. They have enough quirky characters and a big enough following to make for a mild hit. I would have liked more Miami-specific police scenes and less inner-drama. I got bored quickly with everyoneís relationship drama. Plus, thatís more TV fodder than movie material. The movie shined when they tried to be real cops and they should have stuck with that.
Commentary with Lt. Dangle, Deputy Junior, Deputy Wiegel and Deputy Williams/Commentary with Deputy Garcia, Deputy Johnson, Deputy Jones and Deputy Kimball: These are two separate commentaries, but I lump them together because their exactly equal in value. Iím glad they split these up because having them together would be way too confusing. As it is, theyíre both pretty good despite the fact theyíre interchangeable. Basically, if you like these guys, youíre going to love these commentaries.
Extended Scenes (66:46): Yes, you read that right, thereís over an hour of extended scenes here. Itís pretty fun to watch these guys work as they test out different ideas and run with them. Some of the scenes drag on, but they all have their moments.
Public Service Announcements (4:30): These were pretty funny. The Reno gang tries to give public service announcements about going to the theater. Not only were they funny, but I enjoyed watching them flub their lines on purpose. Good stuff here.
There are also some Previews