MAC AND ME: COLLECTOR’S EDITION REVIEWED
“Mac and Me” is one of the most bizarre films that I saw when I was 7. Now, it’s this fun oddity to dissect as an adult. Playing a kiddie commercial director’s take on The Man Who Fell to Earth, it makes zero sense. Hell, there are so many cuts of the movie across international boundaries that the Internet is now introducing us to the fact that many people didn’t see the same movie. Hell, the Japanese cut had the kid getting shot to death and then resurrected by MAC.
It’s so hard to describe the movie without bringing up how far it has slipped into parody. Kids put on elaborate dance numbers at McDonalds, while Eric’s mom makes sure that we all know she loves Coke and works at Sears. The entire affair is just a giant commercial meant to work as off-kilter branding for a McDonalds satellite production firm. After you finish the film, make sure to check out the commentary. While the director goes out of his way to make the film sound normal, I beg that you use it as a jumping-off point.
Sometimes, a decade produce something that is a mix of crass commercialism and an earnest desire to appeal to kids. When you make both sides engage in a blood duel for your attention, the end result is a once in a decade PG-rated mess. Now, if we could finally get that sequel. I don’t want that bubble gum bubble graphic to be a lie.
- NEW Audio Commentary With Director/Co-Writer Stewart Raffill And Film Historian Marc Edward Heuck
- NEW “That Little Mac In The Sky” – An Interview With Stewart Raffill
- NEW “Down To Earth” – An Interview With Songwriter Allee Willis
- Original Trailers
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 8/7/18
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 95%95%
- Content Score - 84%84%
The Plot Thus Far
Get Ready For A Family Adventure That’s Out Of This World!
From the far reaches of space, a family of extraterrestrials finds themselves accidentally transported to Earth. Escaping from a government facility, the youngest of this alien brood is separated from the others. Now alone, afraid, and millions of miles from home, this Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) must rely on the kindness and friendship of a very special boy named Eric (Jade Calegory) in order to survive this strange new world. With the help of Eric’s family and friends, they’ll undertake the journey of a lifetime to reunite MAC with his family.
Mac And Me also features Christine Ebersole (Ri¢hie Ri¢h) and Jonathan Ward (FernGully: The Last Rainforest), as well as the best use of choreographed fast food restaurant dance sequences the universe has ever seen!