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Episode 001: Mac and Me (1988) – Why Don’t You Go Eat a Big Mac?

Maximilian Rivera April 5, 2016
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Premise:
After bonding with a stranded alien creature, a shy boy must defy the odds to help the alien contact his family.

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%

Welcome to the first episode of The Critical Breakdown! We’ll post companion blogs with our episodes every week, mostly as a supplemental for our audience so bookmark us, follow us on social, and invite us to live with you.

As you undoubtedly heard in the episode, Mac and Me is a laughably bad film that suffers from an unoriginal concept, product placement, and terrible design. But given that, it has a weird charm to it. I appreciate that the acting isn’t half-assed, and that Alan Silvestri cut an actual score for it. While the alien family is nightmarish, Mac himself has a cute-but-sickly animal appeal to him.

Watch these scenes to get a better sense of Mac and Me:

McDonalds dance scene
Wheelchair scene:
Dog chase scene:
We told you we’d also post some trailers for the films we passed on, so here goes:

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser
Pinocchio:
Shadow Conspiracy:
As you can see, we had plenty to work with. But we’re only getting started, and I think I would have gouged my eyes out had I watched Joe Dirt 2.

Speaking of self mutilation, next week we watch The Master of Disguise.

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.