Tuesday, June 10, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Zohan - Review

This movie surprised me. Of course, it was crass with lots of crotch shots. Of course it had Happy Madison regulars. Of course the story had a sappy element.

Surprise #1: This was really funny. Even if there were no enlarged crotch shots it would have been funny. There were many truly new comic jokes: Cat-sack (hacky-sack with a cat), drinking two raw chicks for breakfast during training, man peeing in the litterbox (with the cat still in it), and many others.

Surprise #2: Better-than-cameo surprise credited actors. Ms. Garrett from Facts of Life, A very eloquent (compared to how I've heard him speak before) Dave Matthews (I'm the only one that picked him out even though my wife is a much bigger fan).

Surprise #3: The best stunts I have ever seen. Better than the Matrix. Better than the last James Bond film. Even though it was silly, and most were heavily cable-assisted or digitally enhanced, the stunts were extremely impressive. It truly looked like someone could swim fast the way Adam did (much better than the dolphin swim in 'The Animal'. Gun at his back, he spins instantly and dismantles the gun before the bad guy can react. Beating up three thugs in a few seconds. Drinking that bizarre fizzy drink in less than a second. These were all done extremely well and looked theoretically possible.

If you can leave your maturity and brain at the door then you should try to see this movie. It's not a 'big screen' movie, so DVD rental would be fine once it comes out.

You Don't Mess With The Zohan

1 comment:

Jill said...

I enjoyed it. I was hoping it would be funny, and it delivered.