The company was hella enjoyable as usual, even though RFD is about confusing a place as I've ever been. It' s big. It's not really a bar, or a restaurant, it's a... barsteraunt? I dunno. Either way, I managed to consume at least 6 or 7 beers over the course of a long night, hang with good peoples, see a movie, etc. all with relative ease. The lines for the theatre weren't even that long. Everyone's a winner!
SOaP totally lived up to my expectations. It is truly terrible in only the finest sense of the word, and one of my favorite chracters turned out to the the guy SLJ's escorting - becuase dumb surfer dude bad actors like that guy? Are great. Nathan Phillips, allow me to provide a bit of advice, if you will: STAY AWAY FROM REAL MOVIES. You can make a full-fledged most awesome career out of bad film. Grab ahold of that rainbow, son! Don't stop believing! Use your talents for good, not evil! Never, ever, fall victim to the lure of "serious roles," I beg of you.
My small complaint (there always is one): why was there no snake victory at the very end? The last scene? They could have made an effort there- a snake coming out of the back pocket of SLJ's board shorts.... a snake wrapping itself round the surf board, or, as Tommy suggested, the shadow of a very large sea snake as the camera pulled back. And DCeiver suggested "a gang of snakes swearing blood-oaths or something. " You know- SEQUEL.
Occasionally you will be at a sold out movie and have shitty seatmates, luckily: I had bloggers. The ever-adorable-NM and Ezra Klein were exceedingly patient as I watched the entire film on the edge of my seat and cackled maniacally for 90 minutes straight, including the trailers. They were very kind to not choke me to death. Ezra also provided me with the second-most-hilarious part of my evening (second only to the actual film):
"Has anyone ever told you you look like the blonde* who is in 'The 40 Year Old Virgin?"The answer, Ezra, is sadly no. And, upon further reflection, I kind of remember that character being some sort of psycho sex-kitten renegade, so... thanks? Uh, I think?
* In all honesty, I don't see the resemblance, but who am I to argue with EZRA KLEIN?? That same girl was the horny blonde in "Wet Hot American Summer," the one who Paul Judd refuses to make out with because she has barbeque sauce all over her face. That's only one of my favorites movies, ever. Also, she probably weighs 100 pounds and has dudes carrying her books all the time for her. So, yay. It's better than the Haley Mills thing I used to get at age 10, I guess.