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|09.21.12||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2012|
Crazy 80s Floridian Kung-Fu fun as unearthed and celebrated by the Alamo. I think if Zack Carlson were able to take a Total Recall vacation in his brain this would be the world he'd want to visit. It's full of non-actor acting, strangely friendship-based rock songs, Floridian corrupt ninjas, and cocaine. They also had the whole crew here and they sang their two songs and they released a 7" of Dragon Sound's complete discography. It was a true Alamo gala event, caring SO much for something that pretty much everyone else wouldn't care anything at all about.
The movie's real fun. It fits nicely into "Crazy 80s wackiness" territory. Lots of fun. The movie is made up of these really rough scenes where all these non-actors try to act natural and it comes off super weird and awkward. At least the dudes seemed to have a good sense of humor about the whole theater cracking up at their bad acting. I think it helps that the whole crowd had a sympathetic view toward these guys. It's hard to explain to people who haven't been to a Weird Wednesday before how the Alamo's appreciation for these kinds of films (read: bad movies) is not in a so-bad-it's-good way but more of a celebrating naivete kind of vibe. We got genuine amusement out of this terrible movie, but in a somehow more respectful way. At least that's how I think of it. I also think that a lot of this kind of reaction comes from the glut of mediocre crap that Hollywood makes. In some way, an outstanding bad movie is just as special as an outstanding good one in that it's pretty rare. There's also a difference between entertaining bad and dull bad. See? It's confusing! All I know is that I had a great time with this movie and will probably pick it up when Drafthouse Films releases it. I'm not sure how it'll play outside of Austin though.