After Larry The Cable Guy (one of my favorite comedians) made his film debut in “Health Inspector” and voiced Mater in the first installment of Pixar’s “Cars” series,” he reunites with his “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” pal Bill Engvall in a war comedy about a trio of moronic buddies
Delta Farce was released in 2007. (same year Enchanted came out) It was critically panned and bombed at the box office. I’m gonna come clean, Delta Farce is one of my guilty pleasures.
This review doesn’t contain no SPOILERS. Feel free to read my non-spoiler article. Keep in mind, this is a short review, because it’s not a three plus hour epic like “The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.” Just a comedy featuring two members of Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Is Delta Farce worth a watch? Let’s find out.
Victory & Defeat Elements
Victory: Larry The Cable Guy, Bill Engvall & DJ Qualls (I guess Jeff Foxworthy wasn’t available) all did a funny as heck job for their respective performances as the incompetent yet likable trio.
Other Cast Members such as Keith David & Danny Trejo both did a good job for their respective performances.
Cinematography never suffered from any technical issues.
Action Sequences were pretty good. Much better than “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer.” That’s right, Delta Farce capture action scenes than the aforementioned Fantastic Four flop.
Practical Effects were used to create action scenes.
Jokes made me crack up filled with slapstick, laugh out loud delivery by Larry and his military tactics.
The film’s title is a play on word of “Delta Force.” Also a Chuck Norris movie.
A fart scene made me laugh so hard.
I gotta love Larry’s reaction to his pal’s “sniper outfit.” I also love his realization he and his buddies are in Mexico.
Despite their incompetence, Larry & his pals use their brains working as a team together.
Larry utters his catchphrase “Git-R-Done.”
The film is kinda similar to “The Three Amigos” A Spanish local town recruit a trio of Americans mistaken for heroes. Hilarity Ensues when The Trio must overcome their fear of death in order to stay alive and protect the local town. The Three Amigos is basically influenced by “The Magnificent Seven” which is also influenced by Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai.” The latter film is often retold in other films including “A Bug’s Life” & “Galaxy Quest.”
Speaking of Akira, his signature “wipe” effect (look it up) is used. “Star Wars” often uses the wipe effect as a transition to a new scene.
Opening Scene sets up who Larry & his pals fed up with their daily lives.
Bill said “The Night is just before Dawn.” Harvey Dent/Two-Face also said it in “The Dark Knight.” Something tells me Christopher Nolan is a fan of Blue Collar Comedy Tour
Danny Trejo’s character is named after a famous musician. His name is used as a running gag.
Jeff Dunham makes a cameo appearance.
Without giving anything away, the film ends with a “where are they now” montage.
There are a few scenes and bloopers during The End Credits. You can tell The Cast are having a good time filming.
The film actually dedicates real life soldiers protecting our country.
Defeat: Product Placement featuring brands such as Slim Jim, Pringles, Bass Pro Shops & Grupo Modelo. I’ll let this con slide, because couldn’t find any other brand to shove down my throat.
The Final Verdict: A, FOR APEX!
From my point of view, Delta Farce is one of my guilty pleasures. To this day, I don’t understand why this movie is critically panned, I actually enjoyed it from start to finish. I think Delta Farce is Larry The Cable Guy’s best movie besides the Cars series. If you’re a fan of his work like me, I highly recommend his stand-up specials, “Blue Collar TV,” Health Inspector, the Cars series & my personal favorite Delta Farce.