Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Comedy gym vs gym in a Dodgeball tournament – tell me there’s any other films like this one, because I don’t know any. And these gyms? Average Joe’s vs Globo Gym Purple Cobras; captains, Vince Vaughn vs Ben Stiller.

When Average Joe’s might be bought out by Globo Gym, they are told by the bank they have 30 days to pay off any debts, which calculated to $50,000. In a desperate need for the money and to save their gym, Peter (Vince Vaughn), Justin (Justin Long), Gordon (Stephen Root), Owen (Joel David Moore), Dwight (Chris Williams) and Steve the Pirate (Alan Tudyk), decide the only way would be to compete in the American Dodgeball Association of America (ADAA) Las Vegas competition. Along the way, they gain an extra player and a coach. The coach, Patches (Rip Torn) goes to extreme teaching methods in seriously dangerous, yet hilarious ways.

Dodgeball - Average Joes

The Average Joe’s seem the true underdogs as they struggle in a tournament way out of their league. With a high school student just determined to win something, and finally make the cheerleading team at school to impress a girl. With a married man living life by the rules and unable to get angry. And a man who strongly believes he is a pirate, dresses like one, talks like one and hopes to find that secret treasure one day. Vs the big shot guys from Globo Gym who know they are better than everyone else, or that’s what they say. Captain, White Goodman with the worst, comical comebacks, his hilariously rude and vulgar attitude is played brilliantly by Ben Stiller. The villain of the film as arrogant and offensive in his ways.

Dodgeball - White

‘Dodgeball’ is hilarious. It’s a film I’ve watched so many times, especially when I was younger, which I can’t believe I did, because it is so inappropriate, swears constantly, and is slightly offensive. But like I said it is hilarious. There are many ‘balls’ euphemisms, which seems obvious with the whole film revolving around ‘Dodgeball’. Cannot forget the hilarity of Patches, his brutal honesty and teaching Dodgeball through throwing wrenches at the players. And you cannot miss the clip after the credits, because it has to be one of the funniest parts of the movie. Also, the random stars that appear is brilliant, such as David Hasselhoff, Lance Armstrong and Chuck Norris!

Dodgeball - Average Joes 2

If you haven’t seen this film and it’s comedy that suits you, I would definitely recommend it! Fall into the Dodgeball tournament, which really does seem like a sporting event with broadcasters and everything. But just remember, never forget the five D’s, Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge.


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