It’s generally held that 1999 was a great year for movies, but there were some notable exceptions. One such misfire was “Inspector Gadget,” which is the subject of this week’s edition of Eric’s Bad Movies at Film.com. I actually remember seeing this in the theater. I had just started writing reviews for the newspaper I worked for, mostly on my own time and at my own expense, and I must have written a brief, capsule-length review of this one. Alas, those mini-reviews have not survived into the digital age, so I don’t know what I said about the movie at the time. My feelings were probably no more charitable then than they are now, though.
Next week we’ll be getting into the Christmas films, starting with a family flick that sounds terrible as soon as you hear its premise. It shares a title with a completely unrelated movie of a wholly different genre. Guesses?