Today's strip makes me laugh. If I'm a dork for admitting that, then crown me King Dork of The Land of Dork.
I've always been a fan of Tex Avery-style slapstick violence. I get a good chuckle out of the idea putting someone in a situation they are completely oblivious to, and nonsensical violence is their comeuppance.
Regardless, Al Pacino's new flick Simone left the door wide open to a strip like this one. At least in my brain -- where "one + B = elephant."
I don't know if any of you have seen the trailers or commercials for Simone, but basically, Pacino creates a computer-generated movie star when his flesh and blood lead walks out of the picture he's directing. Of course, Simone goes on to super-stardom and is internationally loved. Pacino is then left to deal with the repercussions of his lie which that grown beyond his control.
This movie doesn't just wear its intentions on it's sleeve, it shoves them in your fucking face. "ARE YOU LEARNING ANYTHING FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?! DO YOU HEED OUR WARNING?!" It should have the words "A MORAL DRAMA" printed out in big, bold letters at the base of the poster.
Maybe I'm jumping the gun. After all, I haven't actually seen the film. But once my B.S. alarm sounds, it's a loud li'l bugger and hard to ignore. I'd rather a film sneak in the back door with it's message rather than beat me over the head with it. As pretentious as it was American Beauty did a good job of this.
Maybe I'm just too sensitive.
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That burrito not sit right with you, pal? You don't look so good.