It’s time to get caught up on a few movies that have come my way recently:
The Incredibles: It is a testament to an animated movie that when you are watching it, you forget you are watching animation. Not a perfect movie, but darn near close. I was surprised that it felt more adult than the normal Pixar movie, but personally, I like the fact they are willing to branch out. There is something in this movie for everyone, and I think it is the first movie I have seen twice in the theaters in a long, long time. Unfortunately, the preview for Cars was not nearly as good as the preview for The Incredibles was last year. Let’s hope that it was just a fluke.
Team America World Police: On the other end of the spectrum is the crude, but hilarious movie from the South Park Team. This one was a little more uneven than Incredibles, but if you are in the mood for some belly laughs and some marionette sex, then this is the movie for you.
The Concorde: Airport ’79: Now I haven’t seen this movie in ages. I picked up the Airport Terminal pack used at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Clearly the worst of the Airport movies, but still full of some good cheese. How can you put down a movie when the pilot of the Concorde (George Kennedy as Patroni) tells a female stewardess “There’s a reason why they call it a cockpit”. I nearly lost it on that one. And let’s not forget Charo – who has full title billing – appearing for two minutes as a passenger trying to smuggle a chihuahua on board. Can you say capitalizing on her 1979 fame?
Category Six: Day of Destruction: This was the Sweeps event on CBS this past week. Of course it was bad (goes without saying) but at least none of the characters were as annoying as the scientist in 10.5. It had all the great elements of a good disaster movie, but I thought it was a little lacking in big event disaster. Sure the St. Louis Arch collapsed and Randy Quaid got sucked into a Tornado, but I really wanted to see the Sears Tower and other Chicago buildings get shellacked. I guess in this post-9/11 world it is taboo to show a building collapsing.