Remember Brendan Fraser? He is back. Kind of. But do you remember the age of B-Frase? He had a very good run for a while. Here are some flicks you may remember him in:
School Ties is definitely worth a revisit. This is one of Fraser’s more serious roles as an outcast in a private school. The synopsis imdb offers is “Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to attend an elite preparatory school but must conceal the fact that he is Jewish.”
Another film of Brendan Fraser’s from ’92: Encino Man. The verdict on this one is: not worth a rewatch. This is also a Pauly Shore vehicle, and Brendan Fraser stars as a recently unfrozen caveman.
This one is worth revisiting if only for the cast. Airheads stars Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, and has Chris Farley, Michael McKean, and Judd Nelson (yes, that Judd Nelson).
The IMDb synopsis for this film is as follows: “Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The train wrecks and she wakes up in the hospital to find out that it’s been assumed that she’s Patricia. Hugh’s mother takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh’s brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up.” Albeit, not a good film, it warms the heart.
This movie is a fun ride. It is funny Tarzan with a very attractive and shirtless Brendan Fraser. Add in Leslie Mann and a talking gorilla and there’s fun for the whole family in here! Not to be taken too seriously.
Out of these five, four are worth rewatching. It may be wise to re-evaluate the list of Brendan Fraser films once you reach Bedazzled, but that’s the 2000’s and this list does not take responsibility for what happens in that point of Brendan Fraser’s career. Maybe stick to the original Dudley Moore version on that one.