“Daffy Duck & Porky Pig Meet The Groovie Goolies” is an awful movie, easily worse than the Looney Tunes movies that act as glorified clip shows. At least in those films we get a taste of the original characters. With Filmation primarily doing the hard work, the Looney Tunes look awful, and they lack much of the charm and magic that once fueled their series. To make things worse, the Groovie Goolies are a boring group of characters, all of whom act like pretty much every satire of the Universal Monsters that we saw during that period. Filmation’s animation and low budget is apparent and hurts what is a movie that is sorely lacking in an interesting narrative, jokes that land, and the glue that holds it all together: Bugs Bunny.
"The Godfather." During an early shot of the scene where Vito Corleone returns home and his people carry him up the stairs, Marlon Brando put weights under his body on the bed as a prank, to make it harder to lift him.
Thanks to the studio closing around this period, Bugs and many other characters from the Loony Tunes stable never make an appearance in the movie, which becomes distracting. Piling in to the embarrassing elements, the editors speed Mel Blanc’s voice up to the point where Daffy and Tweety sound like coked up chipmunks, and Porky sounds like an old man. Much of what happens with both groups of characters barely adds up to a full feature and it shows with weak plot devices, and absolutely bizarre shift in to live action that involves the Goolies chasing down the Phantom. All hardcore fans should avoid this unless morbid curiosity demands it. It’s the Looney Tunes at their absolute worst.
"Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." The film was being produced as Johnny Depp was going through a bitter divorce from his wife Amber Heard. He was chronically late to the set, to the point where it ate into the schedule as the set often came to a halt for hours at a time. It got to the point where a production assistant was hired just to wait outside Depp's house and announce that he was awake when they saw the lights inside come on.
"The Mummy." Brendan Fraser nearly died during a scene where his character is hanged. Rachel Weisz remembered, "He stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated."