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"Mr. 3000" DVD Review

About.com Rating 3.5 Star Rating

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Mr 3000 DVD

"Mr. 3000" on DVD

Buena Vista Home Entertainment

The Bottom Line

If you're a fan of baseball, a few of the more obnoxious traits in Bernie Mac's character will remind you of more than a handful of Major League Baseball 'stars'. A baseball movie with a message, "Mr. 3000" blends comedy, a little sports action, romance, and life-lessons in a pleasing enough package.
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Pros

  • Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett have great chemistry
  • A few current major league stars should check this DVD out to see what it means to be part of a team
  • Decent baseball scenes

Cons

  • A little slow moving and repetitive, but not annoying enough to make you push the 'Stop' button

Description

  • Deleted scenes with optional director commentary
  • Extended versions of a few of the scenes from "Mr. 3000"
  • Outtakes/blooper reel
  • "Everybody Loves Stan" - Sports commentators and other notables discuss the fictional Stan Ross
  • "The Making of Mr. 3000" - Behind the scenes look at the filming of "Mr. 3000"
  • "Spring Training: The Extra's Journey" - Baseball try-outs with extras showing off their skills
  • Commentary by director Charles Stone III
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 2005

Guide Review - "Mr. 3000" DVD Review

Bernie Mac stars as Stan Ross, a self-centered, obnoxious, annoying big league baseball player who quits his team and the sport immediately following his 3,000th hit. Believing his entry into the very exclusive 3,000 hit club will be enough to get him into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Ross sets himself up as 'Mr. 3000', cashing in on his baseball success with a restaurant, bar, dry cleaners, and other Mr. 3000-themed establishments.

Ross wasn't a nice guy while he was playing professional ball, treating the sportswriters and his teammates like trash. Since his retirement, Ross' reputation as a bad guy has kept him from fulfilling his dream of entering Cooperstown. When it finally looks as though there's no way he'll be denied entry, Ross' stats are re-checked and it's determined he only has 2,997 hits. Not wanting to be known as 'Mr. 2,997', Ross re-enters the sport of baseball despite the fact he's old, out-of-shape, and no one (except the team's owner) wants him back.

DVD BONUS FEATURES:

After watching "Mr. 3000," be sure to check out the featurette chronicling the journey of extras trying out to be part of the movie. Hundreds of men with baseball experience (including college stars and former major leaguers) showed up to fill out the movie's baseball teams, all just hoping for a chance at being a part of a team. "Mr. 3000's" DVD also includes a good selection of deleted/extended scenes along with a couple of decent featurettes.

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