Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Bubba Ho-Tep"

Subject: Cinema
This one I had in my rental queue for a while, but never got around to watching it.

In theory, the idea of Elvis teaming up with JFK to fight an evil undead Egyptian mummy sounded like a lot of campy fun. And in some respects, it managed that well enough. But overall, I was a bit dissappointed.

In fact, the movie seemed to be more a statement about dignity vs. indignity in death. And being a tad sensitive about such things right now kind of threw me off. Coupled with the over-long exposition of why Elvis was still alive in the first place, and I really started to lose interest before the "action" kicked in. So much so that it didn't really feel like there was much "action".

Positive points -- Bruce Campbell's dessicated Elvis was pretty well performed. And the entire atmosphere and design was sufficiently quirky, as should be expected from a movie billed the way this one was. And there were a few moments of mild amusement.

But overall, it didn't connect with me. Oh well.

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