Jack Black in 2008

September 7, 2008

I’ll admit, I’m probably the last person in America to watch Tropic Thunder. Not as great as I had hoped, but definitely an enjoyable movie. A fun movie at that, so I guess in a way Ben Stiller’s direction is 2/2. Jack Black, however, in this year alone, is 3/3.

Not everyone is going to like Be Kind Rewind, but it’s message is so good, and definitely something someone like me needed to…absorb. Kung Fu Panda was directed towards kids, which isn’t something to take away from it, but again isn’t going to make it win awards or tell a great story. Tropic Thunder is in the same category, as both of those movies actually. It definitely isn’t for everyone, and its message isn’t mind blowing or a great lesson learned.

However, all three have their unique charm, tell a unique story, and are fun to watch. And, isn’t that all you really want from a movie, or a story? To be entertained, to put a smile on your face, and to have their own logic? Are those too much to ask for?

Apparently not for Jack Black. Great job this year – I’m only half expecting something like The Holiday to randomly show up.

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