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|09.23.06||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2006|
so yay for Apocalypto... for the midnight movie I was sold on the trailer for this Hungarian animated feature (Hunganime?)... It looked crazy and funny and the animation style was pretty far out. That's all more or less true... It starts off really crazy and I sort of stopped caring so much about the subtitles after 10 minutes because everyone was talking so fast and the dialogue was overlapping and I hated having to keep look down to read what was going on instead of looking at the cool animation... so in that respect it was a bit too much and, like Tim, I wish I understood Hungarian so I could absorb it all easier... but I still got a kick out of the premise. This kid's grandfather tells him that the road to life is money, money, pussy... so he figures out a way to get money in going back in time, killing a bunch of mammoths at the spot where he lives, then coming back after their bodies have turned into oil and striking it rich. From there though, the newfound oil creates global consequences... George W. Bush has a small role... Tony Blair appears wearing a Darth Vadar mask at one point... and in general things get a little crazier. Oh, and it's constantly punctuated with Hungarian rap songs... like there's so much of it that it could be considered a musical. Except it's hookers talking about tricks and stuff like that... but the basic skeletal story is ripped off from Romeo and Juliet.
Again, I seemed to be in the minority, but I kinda dug this. Yes it was crazy and blaring and kind of obnoxious... like watching random cable channels late at night... but it was so colorful and original that I got a kick out of it. Now, it wasn't my favorite thing ever or anything like that... and I thought it ran out of steam, maybe should've ended 10 or 15 minutes earlier than it did... but still, I'm glad I saw it.
And now I'm going to bed because it's late and it's another full day tomorrow.