The Mod Squad Movie

Jays Rating:

A first rate television sitcom from the 60’s was used as the guarantee for a successful 90’s movie version. SURPRISE! The Mod Squad is a total joke. Here’s the scenario: Pete, Linc, and Julie are three teenagers who commit various crimes and are sent to jail. Julie is very tough, Linc is laid-back, and Pete is incredibly stupid. In fact, I had a guide dog once that was smarter then Pete. However, local law enforcement is in need of exactly three young criminals to act as undercover cops. (I’ve never understood the, “let’s take the inmates out of jail and make them cops” rationale.) Captain Adam Greer has the dubious role of boss/mentor of the “Mod Squad,” while working undercover on his own assignments. One evening while heading home, the three “undercover cops” hear a gunshot. They run toward the sound to investigate and find the bullet-ridden body of Capt. Greer lying in the street. They become instant suspects, yet the Mod Squad manages t o find the real killers. They do this with one car and no guns, while the opposition has pistols, machine guns, a full squad of police cars, and countless stolen vehicles. Go figure. If you want to see action this is your movie, but if you want to see suspense, drama, intelligent dialogue, or that wonderful thing called a plot, you’d better choose a different movie. I give this bomb a D rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.