|Title:||New Kids Turbo|
|Director:||Steffan Haars, Flip Van der Kuil|
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|09.23.11||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2011|
Last Friday movie and my first midnight. The trailer for this didn't really sell me so iw as originally going to see the remastered Zombi print but decided to change up because it felt like a safe bet to see a movie I've seen multiple times when I could be chancing some midnight goofiness like when Trailer Park Boys came to South By.
I'm really glad I switched. New Kids Turbo, much like Netherland's answer to Trailer Park Boys, is a movie based on a show about a bunch of supreme idiots getting into some shit. It's low class, crass, violent, stupid, immature, and really indefensible but also hilarious. It feels weird to type this but it's really like a dumbed-down version of Trailer Park Boys. Think about that for a second.
So I don't know anything about Maaskantje (the neighborhood where these guys are supposed to be from), but apparently everyone there has a mullet, subsists on cheap fried food and Happy Hardcore, and says "cunt" and "homo" a lot. The stars are a group of dudes who all lose their jobs and, when they run out of government money, decide to rebel by not paying for anything anymore. I have no idea how it plays locally (although apparently they are making a sequel so it had to make some money) but in the Alamo theater on Friday night at midnight, it killed.
Unfortunately, by the end fatigue had gripped me and my blinks started to elongate. I stopped laughing at the jokes due to my twilight state but still observed their humor in a weird detached interior voice, like my brain would say "you should laugh here, it's pretty funny" but it wouldn't quite make it to my mouth. it was weird. I wasn't even totally out of it, just feeling the tired creep in sapped my laugh reserves I guess. Micah brought up a scene the next day where the stupidest character tries to clean up broken glass by sweeping it together with his forearms and now that's the only gag I can remember, but it was damn funny.