Sunday, June 27, 2004


So, yesterday I went to see Dodgeball the movie. I usually enjoy Ben Stiller movies, but I don't rush out to see every single one. I missed Envy for example, because it got horrible reviews. Dodgeball looked particularly interesting to me in a "Saturday afternoon matinee" type of way, and I was eager to give it a chance. I saw it with Andrew, Justin and Heather, who wasn't particularly looking forward to it. In the end, we all enjoyed it, even Heather who was the one I figured would think it was lame.

It's good for several laughs and although it's quite silly and predictable, it's a little smarter than say, a Farrely brothers movie. I don't want to include spoilers, but there are lots of funny cameos, and the costumes are great. The jokes never run too long, and there are several foreground and background site gags that will have you laughing if you see them. As far as the Dodgeball itself, there are also a LOT of hits by those little plastic "activity balls" we all remember playing with in elementary school. It actually made me want to grab a few (particularly smaller) friends and go play a few rounds for old times sake. Somehow, I don't think anyone will volunteer.

Today....I'm going to see Fahreinheit 9/11, which I will almost certainly enjoy a lot less. I'm sure I'll be entertained and probably come out of it fired up to vote GW out of office, which is what I'm sure the movie is intending to do. Still, I've heard some reviews and I hear there is a lot more editorializing than documentary in this one. We shall see.

Sidebar: Never put rice krispie treats into the fridge. They don't taste very good when rock solid.

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