Friday, February 22, 2008
BE KIND REWIND
So here is what I decided, I think I am going to try to blog everytime I see a movie. That might work out, or it may not, but for right now, it's gonna work. Tonight I went to see "Be Kind Rewind" starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, and Mia Farrow. It was pretty much an all-star cast which was pretty exciting if I do say so myself. Frankly, I'm kind of over all of these new comers and siblings, i.e. Jamie Lynn Spears, Emma Roberts, numerous Disney Channel stars. I want real actors who are good at what they do. And tonight, I got what I wished for. "Be Kind Rewind" is about two guys (Black and Def) who take over an older man's (Glover)video rental shop while he is away inspecting the DVD competition. In the process, Black's character becomes magnetic and erases all of the movies on tape at the video store (which shares the same name as the movie's title). With no other tapes, the boys must remake twenty minute versions of classic films such as "Ghostbusters", "Driving Ms. Daisy", and "Boys N Da Hood". Suddenly, there is a cult following to their movies, and everyone in town becomes involved.
I thought this movie had some pretty hilarious parts, mainly thanks to Jack Black, who can pretty much say "mayonaise" and make me burst out in laughter. The characters were realistic and innovative, and I enjoyed the mixed race cast. The only problem that I had was that the film was only a little over an hour yet it felt like a few hours. Some scenes went on a little too long and since there wasn't humor in every part, it kind of felt like the filmmakers could have cut out some sequences. I would recommend to people over the age of fifteen. Younger kids will most likely lose interest after a bit, and they might not understand all of the references to the films. All in all, it was a cute, lighthearted film that made me laugh and respect the power movies have over us all.