Kill the Man
Maybe I was just glad to no longer be completely bed-ridden and flu-stricken.
Or maybe, just maybe, this movie was worth every penny!! ($1.47 + shipping. Yes, the shipping was more expensive than the movie.)
Either way, thanks to the good people at Amazon.com and krbcommunications (whoever you are), I am now the proud owner of a VHS copy of Kill the Man. It arrived enclosed snugly in an awesome, old video rental store shell bearing a "New Release" sticker.
After viewing the movie, I'd have to say this introduction seemed all too appropriate. It was a stark reminder of the on-going (ever-growing?) game of Big Business versus the Little Guy, like the rental store I can only imagine this little gem came from. A good part of me likes to imagine it came from somewhere like Ardvark Video or...what was the name of that place on the Belt? Any help, St. Josephans? (St. Josephites?) Anyone? No?
Admittedly, I love Netflix as much as the next girl, but....
In any case, "renting a movie" just ain't what it used to be.
But back to the movie...I'm going to be really honest with you; I really liked this movie. A lot. I'm not sure what that says about me, and I'm not really even sure I care. The fact remains unchanged.
It was entertaining. I literally laughed out loud. And not in the "Wow, this movie is so bad, it's kinda funny"-sort of way, either! This movie actually, successfully entertained me. It even had that strange 90's-era-sway over me that makes me want to up and move to Seattle to serve coffee, work retail, start a band, or just walk around looking important. Oh the 90's...Well, and yeah, the movie is set in Seattle, so that might have contributed something, too...
Anyways, this movie has everything! Raps about Communism. Allusions to Greek mythology. A random deer. Even a wacky, inflatable arm-flailing-tube-man!
I'm willing to admit that perhaps the key to enjoying this movie was low expectations. Regardless, I still enjoyed it very much. It was my sincere hope that in the course of this blog I might chance upon just one, rare, perhaps altogether lost winner among the droves of films Mr. Wilson has worked on over the years. And maybe I'm speaking too soon, but I think this is the one! I even dare say this movie will have made the whole blog worthwhile, because I'm quite convinced I'd have never seen it otherwise, if for no other reason than its sheer lack of availability.
Truly, it was just sweet, simple and funny.
If nothing else, it cheered up this ill gal on an otherwise very dull day!
Let me know if you want to borrow my tape sometime : )
MERE'S OFFICIAL RATING: 4 out of 5 stars (...Oh, yes I did!)
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