I do vaguely remember this 1991 musical/romance movie that starred Robert Matthew Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), maybe I just buried it so far back in my subconscious that it just seems like a faded memory. The movie is loosely based on the classic film Rebel Without a Cause
, and I do mean loosely. Cool as Ice
, did win its share of awards and recognition but not of the positive variety. It received an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
, made it to #7 on Blender’s worst performance by a musician turned actor and was nominated seven times at the 12th Golden Raspberry Awards.
Claiming to have raced in professional motocross, Vanilla Ice did all of the motorcycle stunts in the movie, so I guess he deserves some props but that’s hard to do when he proudly admits to coming up with a lot of the one liners, like, “Drop that zero and get with the hero.”
Check out the painful-to-watch tributes after the jump.
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