Normally I’m a fan of practical jokes, but this year at this very unusual time in the world it seems cruel, so you can relax around this blog, nothing will be not be what it seems. I reserve the right next year to go crazy, but this year I’m staying, not playing.
Friendly reminder to watch what you see and read out there today. Remember to be on guard. There have been years I’ve forgotten what day it was and been pranked good.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is fittingly giving Impractical Jokers: The Movie an early digital retail release on April Fools’ Day, April 1.Warner Releasing ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Digitally April Fool’s Day – Media Play News
Great day marketing-wise to release the Impractical Jokers movie digitally. Am not sure that was part of original marketing, but it’s smart.
The movie, itself? We were entertained and laughed. It’s a bit silly and stupid at times, but you will likely laugh. And right now, especially, laughing is good medicine. You can click the title at the top of the post if you want to read our spoiler-free review. Here is our just left the theater video review (and as I rewatch it, what was wrong with my nose?!?! I keep touching my nose!):
Reviews by Others
Here are what some others think of Impractical Jokers: The Movie.
- Brian’s Sport Beat: “It is a fun movie that I would only recommend to fans of the TV show.”
- Drew St. Pierre (8/10): “The scripted sequences, although funny, feel a little forced at times. There are plenty of callbacks from the show that will get a laugh out of fans.”
- Logan Coleman Film Reviews (8/10): “I was pleasantly surprised by this film and how funny it is.”
- Nickthemoviecritic: “If you want to have a good time with your friends and family, I strongly recommend this movie.”
- robbiesmoviereviews (6.5/10): “It’s truly a group viewing movie and you should enjoy the heck out of it if you are a fan of the film. Yet, the movie is not really that original, a giant, glorified episode with a few introductions that make it feel more like a movie.”
- rogerinorlando / Movie Nation: “…expectations were low, going in. And while I wouldn’t necessarily suggest you pay first-run prices to see “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” — it’s more Netflixable — the guys did tickle me, against my will, a few times.”
- The Middle-Aged Critic / Ross Braterman: “…is a fun and enjoyable comedy that truly exceeded my expectations. I really liked it, and laughed from start to finish.”
- thewvupchronicle: “According to Sal, this movie was made for the fans and that is very true. If you are not a fan of the Impractical Jokers, this movie will make no sense to you.”
- Yash Bansal Movie Reviews (3.5/5): “I laughed a lot and as a fan of the series, I think it’s worth checking out.”
- Dyl’s Movie Stuff (5/10): “With half of Impractical Jokers: The Movie being unfunny scripted segments, you might have more fun just binge watching a couple episodes of the show at home.”
- Jesse Revell Reviews (3/10): “…horrible scripted scenes, a couple of lousy challenges, an overly long run-time”
Hopefully idiots will not fake having COVID-19. That’s not funny. People are dying all over the world right now and genuinely frightened about contracting it. I love a good joke, but some jokes at some times? No. There is nothing funny about the coronavirus right now. Millions of people out of work, wondering how they will pay their bills is not funny.
Maybe at some point in the future when this is over — and mankind will persevere and we will get past this — then we can all get past the emotional experience and look back we’ll find something humorous to reflect upon (seem very doubtful, but who knows?). Not now. I’m not preaching, that’s just my 2 and 1/2 rusted pennies. Wisdom from an old Jedi, Luke.
Google is canceling their normal April Fool’s day jokes. First time I remember that happening. Also: T-Mobile ditching April Fools’ Day jokes, donating to Boys & Girls Clubs of America instead. Now that’s a novel use of today’s tradition.
Wondering how April Fools Day got started?
Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar, as in the Hindu calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1.
People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person.April Fools Day – History.com
Paper fish? LOL. After reading this page, I just learned something. Just goes to show you can never stop learning. I just thought it was a day that people decided to play pranks “because.” Didn’t realize there was any history behind it. Did you?
How are you spending your April Fool’s Day? Not going to use the word “celebrating” because that seems out of place this year. Who is celebrating anything right now?