Oh… Oh let’s get it on! I’m ready for the hate mail on this one. That is right. I am going to take a timeless classic, often considered one of the best comedies of all time, take it into a back alley, and beat the living shit out of it. A movie that is ranked a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, a movie that both Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert called the best film of 1996, and often considered the Magnum Opus in the Coen Brothers distinguished oeuvre… And I am going to try to state my case as to why this movie isn’t as good as everyone thinks it is.
Now am I saying that Fargo is a bad movie? Well no… What I am saying is that Fargo is not the perfect movie that people make it out to be. It is an okay movie that received more than favorable criticism, so in the spirit of Devil’s Advocate month, I am going to take a look at it. Continue reading “Devil’s Advocate Month: Fargo”
So we continue Devil’s Advocate Month with a different kind of movie. We started out with The Longest Yard. A good movie that was held in the shadow by the far superior movie that it remade. Tonight, we will look at a movie that was made ‘before its time’. These are the tragic movies that the only reasons that they were held down is due to the fact that they were made before an audience was built around the sub genre. There are several movies that were made several years before the audience was created that if they were made during the height of its popularity, they would have killed at the box office and with critics. Movies like this tend to garner a cult following over time, while others… Well others just kind of fade into obscurity. Today we are going to look at one of these movies, Mystery Men. I will say it right now! Mystery Men is the precursor to all modern-day superhero movies and it is finally time it got its due! If you are at all confused, please allow me to explain below after a little synopsis. Continue reading “Devil’s Advocate Month Mystery Men”