"As Japanese as a grocery store California Roll" is a "keeper" of an hysterical line! I've never read a review by Alan before, but I accessed this through RottenTomates.com, and I am putting Alan on my favorite reviewers list. BTW, I know one or two of you are upset by the Japanese "l" and "r" comment, but I took two years of Japanese language study at Harvard and then years after that, and it is an acknowledged linquistic fact that the "r's" and "l's" are inverted - it is not racist, it is a fact. Great "Home Alone in reverse" comment as well. I think it is fun to make fun of bad movies - I was never an MST3K fan, but my twin brother was, and I could see the humor in that - perhaps this is a candidate for a future MST3K?!