I suppose that's kinda true, since I really can't understand the fascination with movies like Transformers, Total Recall, Twilight and the Bourne series (I call this the "perpetually misunderstood spy" series, though admittedly, the yummy Jeremy Renner makes the latest one vaguely attractive). There is, however, another class of movies I enjoy; nay, take an almost guilty, perverse delight in -- slapstick comedy.
I'm almost sorry to say that I finally sat down and watched You Don't Mess With The Zohan the other day. They've been showing it on the movie channel, and since there wasn't anything else on... In a nutshell, this inane film stars Adam Sandler as Zohan, who, as Wikipedia puts it, is "a superhuman but kind-hearted Israeli counter-terrorist and the finest and most respected soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. However, Zohan has become both disgusted and disenchanted by the constant fighting, secretly dreaming of moving to the USA and becoming a hairdresser". He manages to smuggle himself to New York, assumes the alias "Scrappy Coco", and tries to get a job in a hair salon.
Well, I think you can guess that this film did not win a Golden Globe, or even a nomination, but, well, I'm sorry, I just couldn't help laughing. Just take a gander at this little snippet:
Watching it made me think of all the other fatuous comedies I've ever enjoyed, and these were the handful that came to mind. I know, I know, most of them are asinine, puerile, even plain crude, but hey -- in a world like ours, we need to keep our sense of humour, and just laugh.
The Pink Panther 2
Austin Powers in Goldmember
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
What about you; any to add? Have a lovely, giggly weekend :)