Clue: This Is How You Make a Board Game Movie

Up until a few weeks ago, I'd never seen the Clue movie, and I'll admit I was skeptical. After all, Battleship came out not that long ago. Obviously, I was pleasantly surprised because Clue rocks.

Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir here, but I'll take just a minute to extol some of its virtues. First and foremost, it's hilarious. As with all good slapstick, the jokes come fast, so it doesn't even matter if they're all good. But they are. A distant second—but worth mentioning—is the great way the movie actually manages to stay true to the board game, up to and including the secret passage ways. And all without adding aliens or anything. And, on top of all that, the alternate endings are great, and make it worthwhile to dig back in and follow the clues, if you're into that. The clues! Get it? It's called Clue and it has clues! It's great! Netflix Instant. Go. Watch. [Netflix]