Friday, August 12, 2005

Stuck on You - Movie Review

They got Reebok to stitch those special jackets different colours..

I don’t have much to say about this movie either other than the fact that the F-Farrelly brothers who made most of the other movies that you have seen that featured mentally or physically challenged people have thought of one other handicap seldom seen in any other movie. They seem to have run out of handicaps… they have used retarded people, fat people, schizophrenics and in this movie... something unique… “Siamese twins”.

In this movie Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear play the twins who have an amazing camaraderie between themselves… both physically and mentally inseparable. Personal politics, career aspirations and surroundings change their stable equilibrium and how all o f it is prioritized is the movie.

I wouldn’t say the movie is very engaging but is definitely watch-able. Some poignant observations…
  • The person with the impediment almost always is upbeat.
  • The character never makes you pity him.
  • The humour is mostly directed at people who make fun of the person with the impediment.
  • The presentation of the handicap is almost always pleasant.
  • If one of the lead characters is non-handicapped, he almost always has some kind of society that helps people with a handicap.
While watching the movie you would think that the jokes are too lame and contrived. You also feel the script is amateurish. Matt Damon’s jokes are too clich├ęd and downright dumb. I don’t know if they were meant that way… so you tend to get the feeling that either the movie is too intelligent for you or it is just an idiotic and slip-shod effort to make a movie that focuses on the handicapped.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Super Troopers - Movie Review

The Broken Lizard. Thier chemistry works well in the movie

After watching the movie, I started laughing Farva Farva Farva instead. Post comments if you enjoyed the movie as much as I did. This is perhaps one of the toughest movies to ’review’ since this movie has neither content nor jokes that have repeat value on text. Basically one of the movies that have to be seen to be enjoyed and once again to be believed. One other cult movie that appeals to College America.

This movie is about a sadly dysfunctional state trooper brigade in Vermont where nothing ever happens. The policemen are so bored that they invent dares to keep themselves occupied. They are suddenly faced with a ’downsizing problem’. All hell breaks loose.

The characterization is out of the world and either all the people in the movie have an IQ of 10, or are pretending to be retarded. Top 10 funny moments in the movie not in any order of preference.

1. The guy who says ’’these snozzberies taste like snozzberies’’ while licking glass while high on 100 dollars worth of shrooms.
2. Littering and... Littering and... Littering and... This happens after the policecar asks guys to pull over twice while the victims have not even moved.
3. Car RamRod!!!! Its even more funny when Farva writes it down.
4. Hey Mew.. (the dare is to say 10 mews to a guy who has been pulled over)
5. License and registration please... License and registration please... License and registration please
6. Shenanigans !!! (The look on Farva’s face is priceless)
7. ’’Why cant they chug ketchup instead?’’ (The dare is to see who can chug a bottle of maple syrup fastest)
8. The Vermont police who think ’’Ramathon’’ is Mexican and order a burrito from him.
9. Farva. Farva. Farva.
10. Johny Chimpo. (Afghanimation!!!!!)

If you had continued to read this review inspite of having been warned at the beginning, and if none of these lines rouse your interest and you cannot stand stand up comedians trying to be policemen... Dont watch the movie. You are too old for this movie. Otherwise watch it and laugh through the movie and forget about it after you watch it again.