RETURN TO MAYBERRY REVIEWED
“Return to Mayberry” is a movie that I saw first-run. I barely remember seeing it, but it’s a weird thing to watch as a kid. Your parents know all of the characters, they have a general idea of what happened and you’re sitting there like a Martian. It would be decades later before I could discern the continuity issues when connected to Mayberry RFD. Over the next 95 minutes, you get to watch Barney run for Mayor and Opie deal with impending fatherhood.
Andy Griffith gets to dominate every scene, as his character returns to Mayberry for the first time in years. Andy Taylor visits the usual haunts and pays a visit to Aunt Bee’s grave. This is the kind of schlock that infects a certain sub-section and population that can support this kind of wistful TV junk. Right now, I just got about two poorly written messages from the few elderly people that still read this site. Once I get through their MAGA garbage, I can summarize their response. YOU WEREN’T THERE, YOU DON’T GET THE MATERIAL! I get the material. It’s nostalgia for people who missed Small Town Huckster garbage designed to capitalize on a dimming America.
Still, it’s watchable.
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0