Thursday, October 7, 2010
Thums Down for The Hangover
First things first -- I am not a fruitcake.
I love gross, stupid, man-driven idiot movies.
And not just old ones. Sure, National Lampoon's Animal House, Caddyshack, and Stripes rocked my world, but I'm also a fan of
Road Trip, and
And trust me, not all of those are good movies.
But I find The Hangover to be mean-spirited and unfunny. It starts with Brad Cooper -- if you've got an Otter character who's despicable, and shows nothing redeeming, you just have an asshole to hate.
It's that kinda movie for me.
Even that dude from the office is just mean and dour, without being funny. And notwithstanding a tiger and a chicken and a baby, not a lot of laughs for me.
Heather Graham would be yummy for sex, but not for movie-going pleasure.
Zach Galafianakis is, of course, sublime -- as many of you know, I have been a fan of his since before 2000. I have attended his stand-up shows multiple times -- once with the noble Panna Mukta Tapti. He truly is a Comedian of Comedy.
I find it difficult not to explode with laughter just thinking of the guy.
And even he can't save it. Notwithstanding This isn't the real Caesar's Palace, is it?
I remain Out of Step -- With the World.
PS Timely review, eh?