Tuesday, June 10, 2008
KISS 'Alive 1975 - 2000'
Hillary Clinton has finally thrown in the towel and given up on her bid for the Democratic Presidential nomination. It appears that Obama will be the ballots this fall against McCain and my personal favorite, Bob Barr.
I still can’t get used to his name… Barack Obama. It sounds like the kind of name that belongs to a professional wrestling heel (villain). The kind of heel that would pull unsanctioned foreign objects from his baggy genie pants in order to open up a gash on his opponents forehead. I don’t know why.
I have a feeling that things will go wild over the next 5 months before it’s over and done… But I want to talk about something a little more pressing…
The Get Smart movie.
Will I go see it?
Because I’m a big fan of the Get Smart series with Don Adams. Except for the season when Agent 99 and Maxwell Smart got married… That’s when the show jumped the shark. The reunion movie Get Smart, Again was horrible (as are most reunion movies). I don’t even want to talk about the “nude bomb” flick.
I touched on “reunion/recap” flicks last week with Sex And The City: The Movie and listed a mess of flicks where the formula just doesn’t work for me. Well the same goes for theatrical remakes of classic series… The Addams Family bit the big one… The Flintstones (the TV show wasn’t that good to begin with)… McHale’s Navy sank like a rock… and Twin Peaks sucked. One of my favorite shows was turned into a HORRENDOUS film… The Beverly Hillbillies.
In my opinion, the only small screen to big screen adaptation that’s worth many viewings is The Brady Bunch Movie. The writers and director (Hill Streets Blues’ Betty Thomas) don’t pretend that the show was more than it was. As a matter of fact, they wallow in the silliness that was The Brady Bunch.
But who knows?
Maybe the Get Smart movie will do the same. Revel in the same silliness that Get Smart did during the sixties on television.
In case you didn’t know… The show was created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. That alone should tell you just how funny Get Smart was.
I just don’t have a good feeling about this new movie version with Steve Carell. I’m more afraid of it being “suck ass” than I am about a Democrat getting into the White House.
I have my priorities.
--Speaking of movies… Who wants to join me for the Get Smart movie?
Shoot me an email… firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Enjoy this stone cold jam from KISS...