Mannequin: On the Move


Action / Comedy / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 13%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 41%
IMDb Rating 4.1 10 4979


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Kristy Swanson as Jessie
Terry Kiser as Count Spretzle / Sorcerer
William Ragsdale as Jason Williamson / Prince William
Michael J. Anderson as Jewel Box Bearer
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712 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bkoganbing 5 / 10

Remove the enchanted necklace and she's a real live girl

Mannequin On The Move retained two things from the original Mannequin film, the Oscar nominated song Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now and the one and only Hollywood played with same flamboyance by Meshach Taylor. The only reference to the previous film is when Meshach Taylor says on a couple of occasions that he's seen these strange goings on before.

In this story Kristy Swanson has been turned into a wooden statue, one incredibly lifelike one and it has a legend attached that in a thousand years her true love will be able to remove the enchanted necklace that made her a girl Pinocchio and she'll be a real live girl. That was in 991 and in 1991 William Ragsdale pulls the necklace off as easily as Arthur withdrew the sword from the stone.

In a thousand years Kristy has a lot to catch up on. But more than that Terry Kiser the sorcerer who did the deed back in medieval times is looking to steal the princess, wooden or alive, for his own nefarious Snidely Whiplash designs.

Like the first Mannequin the setting is another department store and Taylor steals every scene he was in. Not only did he have a green light from the director, he should have been issued a speeding ticket for overacting. Never mind it all works out well.

Not quite up to snuff as the original but still a lot of laughs.

Reviewed by thesar-2 4 / 10

The Troll 2 of Rom-Com Sequels

No main mannequin protagonist in a Mannequin sequel? Check. Only one main star returning and for the most part has amnesia to the outlandish events of part one? Got it. Trying to cash in on the song craze from the original. Well, they tried.

I understand Hollywood – the mindset, not the character here – and their need to cash in on popular films for inevitable sequels. I also feel the need to walk that thin line of rehashing the first one but giving people the same feeling they got the first time around. Unfortunately, in this case, they went so far from the original's mythology, this should've just been called something different.

And that all said, it wasn't a terrible movie on its own. Not great, not even really good, but thanks to the two leads, namely Kristy Swanson and some – mind you SOME – jokes that worked, I didn't hate on it as I believe most did.

In this universe, a curse was placed 1,000 years prior to present day (1991) to turn Swanson's Jessie into a wooden doll. This is where it gets tricky: there are several ways to break the curse when there was only one given at curse time. Removing a necklace, but only a future true love can do that and yet many take it away and clap it back on with ease. You can wait for the 1,000 years to be up and she just turns back. Or just true love will find her.

See, the movie sets up rules and immediately breaks them and then the movie is all over the place. Once this happened twice, I gave up on continuity and just hopped for the real life Jessie back. (Speaking of which, apparently Jessie had no idea she was frozen for 1,000 years or even a doll, but when others enter a room, she "pretends" to be said doll.)

Okay the set up continues with her coming back, getting frozen again, and many, many more subplots not even worth going into. They crammed so much in here that was so unnecessary, it really did harm the film and reduce the romance part.

Mannequin On the Move has its moments, but not many. Hollywood's character that I loved from the first one returns, but is bland the first half. Suddenly, in the third act, he bursts out with some funny one-liners.

And while it does have its moments, it's not recommended for fans of the first one. If you've never seen that one, eh, maybe you'd like this throw-away.


Final thoughts: I honestly don't think I've ever seen this before yesterday, but the funniest line of the movie was from Hollywood and I know I used to say this to my friends or new people all the time when I used to go out to the clubs:

Jason: You were in the marines? Hollywood: Yes they were looking for a few good men and... so was I.

I knew I didn't make that up, but thought it was funny, so I did reuse that over and over. At least, now I know where it came from…

Reviewed by jesskummer 1 / 10

I don't like movies anymore

Upon picking up this movie from the hold shelf at my local library, the friendly librarian took it from me squealed, "Oh, Mannequin, you're gonna love this." Incredulous, I responded, "You've actually seen it?" "Of course, I was a child of the 80s," was her quick reply. Slightly dumbfounded, I took the now properly scanned out DVD from her white hand and bid her adieu. Upon stepping outside into the mid-afternoon sun, I took another look at the film I would soon set upon myself. As it turns out, I had rented a DVD containing not only Mannequin 2: On the Move, as I had previously thought, but the original Mannequin, starring 80's heartthrobs Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, as well. I opted against watching the original, believing no man should ever watch more than one movie in his lifetime that contains the word "mannequin" in the title. The opening of this movie made me question whether someone had played me for a fool. A horse? Ancient Britannia? What trickery has caused me to be thus beguiled? But alas, I was not fortunate enough that someone had copied over the movie with a bootlegged copy of Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, oh no, I was in store for the fate that had been set upon me.

Through a "comical" (if you have the brain power of a child) series of events including our hero cutting off the helmet horns of a guard and proceeding to stab the same guard in the foot (poor guy, he was just trying to do his job), the fair maiden is captured and "frozen" so to speak, for 1,000 years or until her true love finds her and removes a cursed amulet. But never fret, dear reader, because almost exactly 1,000 years from now, people with the same faces still exist! Yeah, bunch of inbreds we seem to have here. I'm going to spare you the rest, because I would rather eat my hands than give the exposition any more of my time.

In a good light, and if you squint real hard, the film is a tacky, 80s (despite being released in 1991) romp about that classic storyline: boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, ancient sorcerer/count tries to steal girl, boy defeats ancient sorcerer/count. In normal light, where the wrinkles and cellulite are plainly visible, the film is a pile of trash, on fire. The dialogue is bogus. The characters defy the rules of society and events occur simply because the movie has to move along, not because of how reality works.

Things I saw: -The lead actor's car kinda reminds me of the jeeps from Jurassic Park -"Look, your mother gave me all these people's lives" was uttered by the mannequin while watching a movie, which made me genuinely chuckle. Point, Mannequin 2. -At one point, the lead actor opens the door to a women's restroom and looks around. Didn't even knock, the pervert. -For a good portion of the movie, the lead actor's mother believes our hero is in love with a sex doll; she sees him make breakfast for it, then walks in on him banging it. -The villain shoots someone with a gun and cuts a boy with a sword, with police officers a mere 25ft away, yet they don't do anything. -Only two black characters have speaking roles, though the same actor plays both roles.

During each scene, passersby and supposed extras seemed oblivious to the "comical" happenings around them. I eventually began to realize the sad truth. The makers of this film didn't obtain permits for filming. Those were all real reactions of real people who just happened to be around. You see a 21 year old on a go cart speeding through a mall? I'd hustle out of the way too, but otherwise go about my day. Crazy kids. Someone says they don't have any "silver" to pay for furniture, well, slang is a thing. This movie had to have been shot on a couple of hand-held camcorders and taped together by a pair of coked out interns in an abandoned studio back lot.

Yet, this piece of garbage boasted an estimated budget of $13 million. Even more incredibly, it actually made $3.8 million in theaters. You know what movie was also made for $13 million? Black Swan. Nearly 20 years later. I would love to see the line item budget for Mannequin 2: On the Move. The amount of coke that could have been purchased is unthinkable. In fact, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, you could purchase a kilogram of cocaine for between $50,000 and $65,000 in 1991. I'm surprised you couldn't see the cocaine spilling onto the set during scenes. Seriously, whoever did the editing deserves a kilo of coke themselves, ah, you know what, they probably got it. I hope they used it in good health.

You know, on second thought, I bet the $13 million was actually used as punitive and royalty payments to both the city of New York and the people who did not realize they were being filmed during the making of this movie.

Finally, I'm going to take a moment here to spill some ink about Gladden Entertainment, who financed this motion picture. In fact, per IMDb, this was the final picture produced by Gladden Entertainment, a company founded by David Begelman, a man most famous for a studio embezzlement/fraud scandal he led and who committed suicide in 1995. Sad story, of course, but still, given the fact that I have yet to wash my eyes hard enough to unsee this piece of filth, a fitting story nonetheless.

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