MR BEAN: THE CHILDISH, COMEDIC GENIUS! Reviewed by Blake de Raat.
Mr Bean has beans for brains in "The Curse of Mr Bean". Starring Rowan Atkinson, featuring many other women, as well as a fine gentleman, Mr Bean's childish, convulsive humour will have you rolling on the floor like a child in a tantrum. Therefore, you must see Mr Bean!
Mr Bean's blunders are widely used, are effective and will bring out the cheeky child that is in us all. Your sides will split when you see Mr Bean unable to reach the payment machine and use a claw to reach it, especially as he races like a drunk driver in and out of the shopping centre. In addition, you will almost feel sorry for Mr Bean when he leaves the pool naked, bumps into good-looking girls and ends up striding backwards to avoid them. Also, Mr Bean embarrasses himself when he can't fit through the slide, which exposes him to the public. We laugh at his blunders because he acts like an immature infant in the public when he makes mistakes running into people, falling over, and putting himself out there to effectively convey silly, over-the- top, humour in the midst of developing caricature.
His use of caricature, in fact, is even more well-developed and sophisticated developing from his blunders. You will never regret the moment when you see Mr Bean be "the popcorn monster" where he intentionally tries to spook his girlfriend in the cinema, building tension as deathly, gruesome music fills the atmosphere. You WILL laugh at this because you see the priceless reactions from both Mr Bean and his girlfriend as they react to a movie which does not seem scary. But to them, through Mr Bean's actions, this changes. Furthermore, the comedic genius entertains us once again by placing popcorn in his nostrils, which is utterly confusing for the fine gentlemen adjacent to him. He also cannot sniff, affecting his breathing and thus bringing forth the humour that was intended by the actor. For caricature to be most effective, Mr Bean has taken some of the most idiotic things that anyone could do, to emphasise his immaturity. Clearly, he must have gotten out on the wrong side of the bed. But nonetheless, Mr Bean develops his acting ability from the caricature and slapstick he develops in these actions.
If you thought the caricature was funny, we are only getting started! Mr Bean uses his slapstick riotously to help him build tension in the mostly wordless script. In fact, when he reaches the top of the diving board, he looks like a crawling baby, looking for his mum as he looks over the edge in pain, wishing he could go home! To add to the tension, two teenaged children happily want to dive but see Mr Bean in pain, scared for his life. It was as if Mr Bean was a baby and the children were supervising adults. In doing these actions, he also walked strangely, waddling his arms side to side, hitting people as they went past whilst catching the attention of the public, to develop into this cheeky child. Once again, making us laugh is easy: Mr Bean is clearly "a child in a grown man's body" (Mr Bean) for he does senseless things which clearly evokes humour. Of course, the legendary actor himself has clearly developed his caricature, slapstick, as well as his blunders to develop into the best TV show of all time!
How would you feel if you missed a glorious giggle at the end your day? Mr Bean will bring you years of endless pleasure to free you from the darkness and let Mr Bean be the light at the end of the tunnel. It is hilarious, well-acted and well-rounded. You just cannot miss out; therefore, watch Mr Bean.
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