Let’s admit it … Tim Allen returning to the big screen isn’t like Han Solo or Dirty Harry reappearing at the cineplex at last.
Still, the “Home Improvement” star seemed to deserve a slightly bigger film career than he got. And he’s taking his return into his own hands, directing the new comedy “Crazy on the Outside” heading our way next month.
So far, so good. And Allen seems willing to tap his darker side, something all but obliterated by many of his film appearances.
Allen’s voice work in the “Toy Story” films is continually overlooked, and his “Galaxy Quest” feature is now a cult classic thanks to its sharp skewering of all things Trek.
But Allen fell into the Family Guy Trap, thinking he could sustain a career with films like “Christmas with the Kranks,” “The Shaggy Dog” and “Zoom.”
Perhaps the 56-year-old actor can direct himself into a new phase of his career.