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|Regie:||Michael Bully Herbig|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 99 Min|
|FSK:||From 6 years]|
When the "Bullyparade" flickered across the screens for the first time in 1997, such comedy formats were still a real rarity on German television and Michael Herbig alias Bully was still an unknown face for most viewers. The success of the format did not come overnight, but at the latest after the overwhelming success of the movie "Der Schuh des Manitu" the "Bullyparade" became cult. Nevertheless, after six seasons with about 90 episodes, 2002 was over. And Bully himself did not believe that he would revitalize the format, let alone bring it to the cinema. He has now revised this opinion - fortunately for the viewer.
The first trailer for "Bullyparade - Der Film" was quite amusing, but also somehow gave the impression that this film comes fifteen years too late and that there is hardly anyone left who really waited for it. But already after a few minutes it becomes clear that Bully and his comrades Rick Kavanian and Christian Tramitz haven't just warmed up old jokes, but completely new episodes about Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, the (T)spaceship crew, Sissi and Franz, Lutz and Löffler or the Kasirske Brothers have created. And they're mostly fucking funny. The film skilfully transports the TV format onto the screen, shakes off all dust and appears refreshing and unused. At the same time, the fans are also offered all the things they loved so much about the "Bullyparade". A successful mixture of old and new - that is.
The content of the individual episodes is as little to be revealed here as the numerous guest stars, of whom one in particular is a real roar. So much perhaps: After a short but really great introduction with the Kasirske brothers there are three longer episodes (Winnetou, Sissi, (T)spaceship), as well as a shorter Lutz and Löffler episode. The whole thing is then garnished with the performances of the three castanets. And also other popular characters like Dimitri or Pavel and Bronko appear briefly. The only thing that fans have to do without is Bully's wallpaper - but that's quite acceptable.
"Bullyparade - Der Film" is a project on paper that shouldn't actually work - at least not so well. But Michael Herbig proves again a good hand for good jokes, balancing between parody and homage. For example, when "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams is taken for a ride because of his penchant for Lensflare effects, it's not only extremely funny. But it's also the loving bow of a fan - and that doesn't just give this gag, but the whole film a charm that helps to quickly forget less successful elements like the dance interludes.
Whoever liked the "Bullyparade", "The Shoe of Manitu" and "(T)Spaceship Surprise - Period 1" will definitely laugh tears here. After about 90 minutes, which go by way too fast, there are still some really funny outtakes and at the end of the credits a short clip from a movie, which luckily will never be shown in the cinema. And for this full pack of Bully there is more than a deserved one: Absolutely worth seeing!
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