|Written by Chalupa|
|Tuesday, 13 January 2009 01:44|
Pineapple Express is another film that can be described in the "stoner" genre that came out last year. Besides being a stoner comedy, it also happens to be an action flick...and a decent one at that. I saw it and laughed hysterically at the theaters and continued to laugh after I picked it up on DVD the past weekend. I was a bit surprised to see not just a negative review, but a hateful one at that.
Sean Strangeland from the Daily Herald pretty much made up his mind to hate this film before it even came out. Reading this kind of reminded me of my distate for The Constant Gardener back in the day, but that didn't even come about until way after I saw it. I just got sick of everybody giving high acclaim to Rachel Weiss' performance, which I found mediocre at best. I'm not really here to bash Strangeland's opinion (cause he apparently loved Shanghai Knights and Bedazzled), I'm here to say, "hey man, at least give a film a chance before you've seen it."
Is this your homework Larry? Besides being a quote from the movie, this is also the title of a scholarly essay I came across the other day. There are some good thoughts. You should check it out. I hope it gets submitted to the Dudespaper.
In other news, I came across this article saying William Preston Robertson, author of "The Big Lebowski: The Making of a Coen Brothers Film," is going to start contributing to a column. If you haven't read his book, you need to get on that. There is a lot of useful information in there, and unlike many other books about Coen films it's all about The Big Lebowski. If you like that book, you should also check out the BFI book.