Monday, July 28, 2008

Be Kind Rewind

The premise here is as goofy as Ghostbusters or Weird Science. Jerry (Jack Black), who is a bit of a weirdo, gets himself electrocuted while trying to sabotage a substation. He becomes magnetised and, unknowning, visits his best friend (Mos Def) who is minding a video store. As he blunders about the store he wipes all the tapes. The two friends (and a girl they co-opt (Melonie Diaz)) set out to remake videos on demand, as people come into the store to try and rent them.

We get to see high speed remake sessions for Ghostbusters, Rush Hour II, Driving Miss Daisy etc. As their short remakes get more popular the number of remakes they must do in a day goes up and they start a production line and recruit more of the locals. There is a Fats Waller-lived-here story line running through the film as well.

What starts off as Jack Black over-acting gradually gets better, but if you are expecting some amateur take-offs of Hollywood films along the lines of fan films or parodies you see on YouTube this is the wrong place.

Ian's rating 2/5
Anne's rating 3/5

1 comment:

  1. I thought it was alright.

    Johns Rating 3/5