Maybe it’s because I grew up Jewish – hearing about the massive dominance of the Israeli army… Maybe it’s because everybody told me it sucked… but I really, really really, really liked YOU DONT MESS WITH THE ZOHAN.
Normally, this is the kind of film I wouldn’t even Jew my way into by purchasing a senior citizen ticket from the theatre computer for 2 dollars less than regular price… Yet, after my viewing, a few thoughts came to mind…
Funny, stupid, humorous, full of gags, embarrassing moments and hummus… I thought this was the best comedy Ive seen all summer – and Ive seen Rainn Wilson do his best Jack Black in THE ROCKER, saw Steve Carrell do his best Jack Black in GET SMART and saw Jack Black do his best richard Grieco in Be Kind Rewind… (I know, not a summer comedy, but I finally saw it for free in my Philadelphia hotel room last week…)
Nobody had anything good to say about this film in the LA Times this week, but I say SCREW ALL CRITICS. I am not a fighter, I’m a lover… Of hummus and Sandler and Mossad and GOD DAMN! This is a stupid film that is brilliantly crafted and executed with old school Sandler charm and a perfectly cast over 35 role for an aging SNL alum… Sandler is still making a film a year, like Woody Allen, and recently they haven’t been exactly perfect (Although CHUCK AND LARRY and 50 First Dates balanced frivoulous humor and fantasy perfectly…) and since he is one of the few who can produce this type of material every 5 years, he should be commended.
I would be willing to take my relatives to another viewing of the Zohan.
But were buying Senior citizen tickets, of course…
Posted on June 5, 2008 in Blogs by Zach Selwyn
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