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5.0 out of 5 stars Major Payne Major Laughs!!,
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This review is from: Major Payne [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)This is the funniest wayons film ive ever seen and ive seen them all!Major paynes attitude with the children is so out of touch,which is what makes this so funny.If you like Damon Wayons you will love this.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Major Payne has hurt my sides with laughter,
After a major drug bust goes extremely well in South America, Major Payne (Damon Wayans) returns to Parris Island, South Carolina and finds out that the U.S. Marine Corps is throwing him out of the military back into civilian life. After two weeks of civilian life, Payne is let back into the military under one condition: go to Virginia and train a group of delinquents for an ROTC program at Madison Academy. Payne regretfully accepts the job and puts each of the boys into 8 weeks of living hell! It becomes a fight because the boys do what they can to put Major Payne out of their lives!
I have so many favorites scene through out this movie but the one that shines the brightest is when Wayans had a dance sequence at a club where he performs a series of moves (including a very nice "robot"), and with the help of music from 2 Live Crew. Many of the gags are side-splitting funny, and the vocal tones and mannerisms of Major Payne are just spot-on hilarious. And the kids in the film do a remarkable job in their supporting roles. The kids in fact steal the show (especially the younger ones). Lots of absurdity in the movie, but still here and there peeks through a poignant maturity on the deeper symbolism of what boot camp is all about
Of course, it is a feel good movie so you know everything will work out in the end. Base on some of the lower reviews you can see that this movie is not for everyone, but at the same time is worth seeing. If you don't like it by the time Payne does his "Failure to communicate!" line then maybe it isn't for you. As for me it's utterly brilliant.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A laugh-riot!,
This review is from: Major Payne [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)When Major Benson Payne (played by Damon Wayans), a one-man-army in a Marine uniform, is discharged, he needs to find a new life. Given command of the Madison Academy Junior ROTC, he sets out to whip the gang of misfit youths into shape. Used to the toughest discipline and the hardest life, Payne is the children's worst nightmare, and there is nothing they won't do to get rid of him. Along the way, though, Payne and his command all learn a few lessons.
This movie is a laugh-riot! Wayans' Payne is hilarious, being just the right mixture of homicidal maniac and tender father figure, while the ROTC cadets make a perfect foil for the Major. My family have never laughed so hard at a movie as we did at this one, with my son being quite pleased with how the Major deals with a "monster" in a young lad's closet - "If he's still in there, he's not happy!"
This is a great movie, the one caveat being that there are quite a few colorful words tossed around by the Major and the cadets. That said, though, this was a hilarious movie that you and your family will like watching again and again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant and very funny film.,
I wish they had done a sequel or two or three!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool...,
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good,
Thanks for the good product.
5.0 out of 5 stars No pain no gain he he he,
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant service,
Wonderful comedy good family fun!
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun,
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Major Payne [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] by Nick Castle (DVD - 1999)