You would think any movie with the word "salmon" in the title would have to be funny. Think again.
The Slammin' Salmon is one crazily cringe-worthy kettle of fish. The latest (and most feeble) project from the Broken Lizard comedy co-op (Supertroopers) in New York is like an elaborate and endless practical joke played on the audience.
The movie title is ostensibly the ring name of a former heavyweight boxing champion (Michael Clarke Duncan). It's also the name of his upscale seafood restaurant in Miami.
The champ is a malaprop-spouting monster who terrorizes his misfit waitstaff. Among the scallop slingers you have the failed actor (Steve Lemme), the accident-prone flirter (April Bowlby), and the lithium-don't-fail-me-now schizoid (Jay Chandrasekhar).