June 13, 2010

“I just don’t think this kind of shit is as funny as you do…” Oh really? Why are you laughing your ass off, then?

My husband did have a point – this is exactly the kind of shit that I think is funny. Friday, Half Baked, Super Troopers, Jay & Silent Bob…all rate rather highly with me. True, I am a long way past my Pineapple Express days (There’s a time and place for everything children and that’s COLLEGE), but I can still appreciate the humor inherent in Stoner Movies.

Seth Rogen is the mastermind behind Pineapple Express, supposedly inspired by Brad Pitt in True Romance. I can totally see that, but a true homage would have included the honey bear. Just sayin’. Anyway, Seth played an excellent straight man to James Franco’s Saul. (I totally knew a guy like Saul back in the day – you UTDers know who I mean.) I have to admit that Franco is growing on me. I was a total hater after Spider-Man, but by Spider-Man 3 I was warming up to him. After watching him host SNL, I became a total fan. Rumor is, he’s gonna star in the Planet of Apes prequel reboot. I’m in.

Gary Cole plays the bad guy again…why is he so good at being bad? I’ve got a theory – it’s his hair. Gary Cole’s hair is evil. From A Simple Plan to Office Space to Desperate Housewives, his evil hair stole the show. But put a wig on him and he’s Mike Brady, as good and wholesome as they come. It’s the hair, just watch out for his hair…

The Asians were a good choice for Ted’s nemesis – the usual old Cartel wouldn’t have been nearly as funny as the silent, but deadly assassins that were sent to take him down. Bobby Lee was easily the best thing about MadTV and Ken Jeong is the second best thing about Community – the first, of course, being Joel McHale’s…hair. What! My husband is gonna read this!

Thumbs up for Pineapple Express, I guess I need to get around to watching Knocked Up and The Hangover now. Oh, and yes please to a sequel. Also, BEST use of Electric Avenue EVAH!


Year – 2008
Rating – R
Runtime – 111 minutes
Genre – Stoner Buddy Movie
Director(s) – David Gordon Green
Writer(s) – Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Actor(s) – Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Gary Cole, Craig Robinson
BOB Rating – Four BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I go visit her in high school and all the guys she goes to school with are, like, strong and handsome and really, like, funny and do good impressions of Jeff Goldblum and shit like that. And, like, I just feel like a fat, dumb fuckin' stinky-ass turd when I'm there." - Dale Denton (Seth Rogen)