Saturday, February 07, 2009

20-second movie review, or we like whimsy

The Jack Black film Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny was on television last night and it made us realize that sometimes watching a particular film is all about waiting for the payoff, the moment in the film that makes us laugh, cry, or experience some form of emotion far-out of the range of normal movie going experiences. The odd thing about "the payoff" as it were, is that the films that contian them do not necessarily need to be of superior quality. Hence, while Tenacious D And The Pick of Destiny, on balance, is nowhere near as funny as one would hope, the final scenes of Jack Black and Kyle Gass facing down the Devil (as played by Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters) is something we find unbelievabley funny, in no so part because of the enjoyment that Grohl finds in poking fun of hard-rock stereotypes.

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