Sunday, February 24, 2008

Be Kind Rewind Review

So the string of 2008 disappointments continues with Be Kind, Rewind. Despite a neat concept (and a director who I thought could pull it off) this one really struggles to find footing and never really takes off. It's especially disappointing because the spoof films made by Mos Def and Black are absolutely hilarious. I really wish we could have spent more time with their spoofs (special note to the 2001 and Ghostbusters 'remakes' which are a riot). The rest of the film, though, is a mess of whimsical nonsense not disimilar in concept from the putrid The Majestic with Jim Carrey. Jack Black is, alas, given a bit too much free reign to play one of his unbearable 'quirky' characters and Danny Glover seems to be mailing it in. Mos Def at least seems to try but his performance is far from special. The screenplay as well is lacking, to put it nicely. Why don't Black, Mos Def and Gondry make the next Epic Movie spoof film low budget-style? I'd see that...

Overall Score: 4/10

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