I saw The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Movie that Lifetime did recently. Recently as in twice in two days. It was… okay? It’s in that weird “Not bad, I knew all of this already, why was this even made?” sort of spots. The young actors were pretty decent at portraying the kids, but I just didn’t feel like The Zack Attack was back, nor did Jessie make me “So Excited!”
Dustin Diamond, Screech, wrote a scathing book about his friends that was hypocritical, and apparently filled with lies, which Diamond says some of were put in there by a ghost writer. It should be noted that Diamond is also the executive producer of The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story.
Seeing as how it basically is from Dustin Diamond’s point of view, is actually over all positive for all of the ‘characters,’ I have to ask if this was Diamond trying to some how redeem himself? I don’t know.
Ultimately, the story felt like there wasn’t enough of a cohesive conflict to even argue the need for this movie. Rich kid problems while they try to learn who they are. No fist fights between cast mates, no one had an abortion,
Mr. Belding Dennis Haskins never got Kelley Tiffany-Amber Thiessen to do a bump of coke in a late night rehearsal that led to something more, and Slater Mario Lopez never banged any starry-eyed fans on one of the tables of The Max… Why was this supposed to be a controversial movie again.
Only watch this movie if you want to revisit your 90’s kid, k?