Beethoven’s 5th Release Date: 2 December 2003 (USA) Genre: Comedy | Family | Adventure Director: Mark Griffiths (Tactical Assault) Writer: Cliff Ruby (Balto III) & Elana Lesser (Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper) Starring: Dave Thomas, Daveigh Chase, Kathy Lee Griffin, Faith Ford Judge Reinhold, we hardly knew ye. After being pegged as the […]

Autor:

I like watching movies and I like to share its

Beethoven’s 5th
Release Date: 2 December 2003 (USA)
Genre: Comedy | Family | Adventure
Director: Mark Griffiths (Tactical Assault)
Writer: Cliff Ruby (Balto III) & Elana Lesser (Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper)
Starring: Dave Thomas, Daveigh Chase, Kathy Lee Griffin, Faith Ford

Judge Reinhold, we hardly knew ye. After being pegged as the unfortunate bastard to resurrect the Beethoven series in 2000 with parts 3 and 4, he gets the shaft this time around, with Dave Thomas taking the reigns at the top of the show.

Either that, or he was too busy filming another mid-season replacement for the WB. Whatever the case may be, Beethoven and the twelve year old Sara Newton (Chase) are forced to spend the summer in the mercury mining town of Quicksilver with their crazy Uncle Freddy (Thomas). Sara was apparently kicked out summer camp because she’s a tad bit prissy, and since her father, Judge Reinhold, was too busy watching Beverly Hills Cop, she got sent to a town where the mercury mines seems to have affected everyone’s minds a tad bit.

Before I delve into the plot of Beethoven’s 5th, I feel the need to speak on a subject that is of much importance; identity theft. After the countless ads in recent editions of Entertainment Weekly, I can’t help but think that the Beethoven movies are responsible for a murder. You see, the character of Sara Newton was pretty much created out of thin air for Beethoven’s 3rd and 4th. Michaela Gallo played the part of Sara in the films. But when it comes to Beethoven’s 5th, I can’t help but think that the cute smile on the face of Daveigh Chase belongs to a cold-blooded killer. Don’t believe the myths about recasting. In my mind, Daveigh Chase killed Michaela Gallo, and as a result, has taken her spot upon the throne as a character in a direct-to-video film focusing on a dog.

Back to the movie, as everyone knows that a Beethoven movie is so full of plot twists, interesting characters, and appearances by Kathy Griffin that I may take up six pages. When that little murderer and the dog that likely dug the hole Gallo is residing in arrive to Quicksilver, they’re quickly introduced to the oddness that is Uncle Freddy. He’s an auto mechanic who doesn’t seem to own a car, instead choosing to “test drive” everyone else’s vehicles when he needs to go somewhere. The rest of the town is no different, as they all react to Sara was being an evil out-of-towner.

To be honest, I cracked up nine or ten times during the first twenty minutes of Beethoven’s 5th. I honestly though that I was on the road to enjoying a film that features a running joke of a dog that’ll eat anything. Things quickly came to a screeching halt the second Beethoven stumbled upon a sole Federal Reserve note in the woods. If you had paid attention in high school history, you’d, of course, know that the $10 notes with Andre Jackson’s face were created in the early 1900s. Since these bills are worth a lot of money, the entire town naturally wants what they believe formerly belonged to a pair of bank robbers. From this point on, NOTHING is funny. The writer just sucked the life out of this, as the audience is confronted with the evil guy who kidnaps Beethoven, some ridiculous Scooby Doo bullshit with ghosts, and a painful seventy minutes with an end that could not have come soon enough.

DVD: Beethoven’s Bloopers shows just how dense Daveigh Chase is. Also of note is Dave Thomas occasionally looking as if he wants to punch the little girl in the face. A fluff behind-the-scenes feature called “It’s a Dog’s Life” is here too, followed by the standard features.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Beethoven’s 5th, 3.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating

Comments on this entry (no comments)

Did you like this post? You can share your opinion with us! Simply click here.

Add Your Comment