Quick review: Superbad, Beerfest and RGV's Aag

Seriously what would happen to the arts without my completely gratuitous, occasional opinion and commentary. :)

Superbad: Really funny, incredibly stupid, ridiculously profane and... a little sweet: I like! Can you make a movie more autobiographical than naming the lead characters after yourselves like Seth Rogen and Evan Glodberg did? I like the kinda movies Rogen gets involved with, and his imdb page indicates there are tons more of the same coming.:)

Beerfest: Really funny, incredibly stupid, ridiculously profane and ...ridiculously stupid and profane! I like too! :) ...caught it on cable last week; nothing more to say here.

And finally, the one that I was still looking forward to seeing...one that seemed like a good idea way way back when it was announced, less and less attractive as time went by, and finally when it released last week, I was actually looking for excuses to avoid it....but I got sucked into seeing it First Day Second Show.

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag:
There are many reasons I'm annoyed at this movie and will rant about it below, but here's my biggest complaint about it...its just a bad movie!
RGV took a pretty great script, tried to massage it into the Mumbai gangster genre (does he even bother to make other types of movies lately?), lost the best parts of the script, added on characters and situations that just weren't as good, cast the movie badly despite having great actors in the movie, lost continuity, added so many cliches... you get the idea. If you're remaking what is probably India's best mainstream movie ever, one that still ridiculously entertaining even more than 30 years after it was made, you, there has to be a point to it. RGV's point seems to have been to cast Amitabh Bachchan as Gabbar Singh. He gives him a couple of great scenes, but then screws up almost everything in between!..even one of funniest dialog exchanges ever. Argh! I need to find the original and watch it again sometime!


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