"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Bubba Ho-Tep

Went to see Bubba Ho-Tep with Evan last night. Great movie. Bruce Campbell was, as always, excellent. Even in the worst movies, he manages to bring some sort of worth to bear. And this was far from the worst movie. Very B, of course, but good stuff.

It really wasn't what I was expecting, though that's certainly not a bad thing.

Ossie Davis saying, "It had it's mouth on my asshole!" was uh. Disconcerting, yet hilarious.

A lot of the humor was subtly incredibly sad, and in a way it annoyed me a great deal that the audience laughed at parts that struck me as being particularly horrible (mostly about getting old, becoming obsolete..), but maybe I was just into it too much.

Before the movie started, Evan and I were talking about Marvel Comics being turned into movies, and I asked him if he'd seen the original Punisher movie, with Dolph Lundgren.

Crazy guy in front of us spins around, "Hey! I hate you, I hate you, that movie ruled!"

"What the fuck, dude, 'We Come in Peace' Dolph Lundgren. C'mon."

Humans, I swear.

At any rate, if Bubba Ho-Tep is coming through your town, support indie whatever and do yourself a favor. Check it out.

February 23, 2004 10:36 AM