Director: John Landis
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, B.B. King, Frank Oz, Walter Levine
Two years before he fatally succumbed to drugs, beloved Saturday Night Live alum John Belushi teamed up with Dan Aykroyd for The Blues Brothers, an undeniable comedy classic. Together, Belushi and Aykroyd formed one of the better comedic duos of our time, arguably up there alongside the likes of Laurel and Hardy and Abbott and Costello.
When Belushi passed away in 1982, everyone thought that the Blues Brothers had gone along with him, and rightfully so. Resurrecting the Brothers without him seemed like sacrilege; well, not to Aykroyd and director John Landis, who both felt it was a good idea to modernize the characters eighteen years after the fact.
The result: a lazy, unfunny, and rather insulting regurgitation of the 1980 flick. To compensate for Belushi's absence, they came up with a plot that found Akroyd reconnecting with old friends, played by John Goodman and Joe Morton. They could've done some "We are the World" shit and Blues Brothers 2000 would still reek.