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Anakin Dynamite.
posted by kirkaracha (32 comments total)

 
Absolutely...boring.
Sorry.
posted by Balisong at 12:42 AM on May 14, 2005


Vote for Yoda
posted by BoringPostcards at 12:49 AM on May 14, 2005


awesome concept. crap execution. maybe the special edition release will be...

naa. never mind.
posted by jimjam at 1:35 AM on May 14, 2005


I haven't seen either movie, but still. Nope.

For instance, "I will not use the force in class" written a hundred times on the board.
posted by pracowity at 2:01 AM on May 14, 2005


Fair idea, lamely executed.
posted by squirrel at 4:10 AM on May 14, 2005


"I caught you a delicious bantha."
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 4:26 AM on May 14, 2005


Not funny. Close, though.
posted by Crushinator at 5:31 AM on May 14, 2005


I wouldn't be quite so critical. I agree that it's not terribly well done production-values-wise, but it's still worthwhile viewing for anyone who has seen Napoleon Dynamite and liked it. (Great Jared Hess impression, too!)
posted by Ricky_gr10 at 5:58 AM on May 14, 2005


Mostly lame, but I did like the "Emporer Palpatine offers you his protection" bit - would have been funnier if there was a Palpatine-lookalike with Pedro affectations.
posted by blendor at 6:35 AM on May 14, 2005


it gets a half hearted thumb up from me, if only for the impressions.
posted by aceyim at 7:33 AM on May 14, 2005


Tell me I'm not the only person who absolutely despised Napoleon Dynamite and does not understand in any way the fuss over it.

At least now I understand why people I know sometimes end their sentences with "GOSH!" for extra emphasis. I guess that's something.
posted by InnocentBystander at 8:24 AM on May 14, 2005


InnocentBystander, you're not the only person who absolutely despised Napoleon Dynamite and does not understand in any way the fuss over it.

The exchange between Napoleon/Anakin and Kip/Obi Wan was mildly amusing. Other than that....meh.
posted by bstreep at 9:20 AM on May 14, 2005


Use the force, GOSH.

Me, I loved NP but can't see the fuss over Star Wars. Go figure.
posted by sdrawkcab at 10:00 AM on May 14, 2005


You got your Star Wars on my Napoleon Dynamite!
You got your Napoleon Dynamite in my Star Wars!

I'm waiting for Will Smith in Hitch's Guide to the Galaxy myself...
Or Zach Braff as XXX in Garden State of the Union...
(I'm also thinking Super Size Me and Passion of the Christ might mix well, but I can't come up with a pithy title)
posted by wendell at 12:10 PM on May 14, 2005


I thought Napoleon Dynamite was great. The mis en scene, the fixed camera work and Pedro were all fantastic. This little film is rubbish though. To think that some film-makers with something to say struggle to afford even a cheapo camcorder and then we have to put up with indulgent, geeky nonsense like this.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 1:21 PM on May 14, 2005


ND is definitely a love it or hate it movie. It seems to follow the same patterns of those who love Monty Python, the Christopher Guest mocumentaries (Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) I adore all of these. But I know how humor defining they are. There were people that I called to tell them to run, not walk, to see ND. And then there were some people I told to not bother with it because I knew they wouldn't get it. If you watch it multiple times, it does get funnier. I know this is drifting, but I love Anakin Dynamite.
Raising Arizona would fall in this category too.
posted by davenportmom at 1:24 PM on May 14, 2005


that, um, sucked.
posted by 3.2.3 at 1:30 PM on May 14, 2005


Tell me I'm not the only person who absolutely despised Napoleon Dynamite and does not understand in any way the fuss over it.

I don't know why people bother to pipe up and say stuff like that.. whether it be about movies or TV shows, music, whatever.

No... you're not the only one. Did you really think you were? Or did the idea of being the only one out there with exquisite superior taste make you so uncomfortable that you had to call upon the members of your noble fellowship just to make yourself feel a part of something better? LOOK! Citizen Kane on TCM. Hurry!

Raising Arizona - Huzzah!
On the slightly more stupid side... Three Amigos (but I love it so).
posted by Witty at 1:31 PM on May 14, 2005


Well I liked both films but I'm really bored of these internet hybrid films, so go figure. George Lucas in love was mildly amusing, but enough already.

Damn I'm old and crotchety.
posted by ciderwoman at 1:50 PM on May 14, 2005


This wasn't even remotely close to funny.

It was virtually exact reenactments of scenes from Napoleon Dynamite with a few words substituted to have Star Wars crap in them.

Now, I'm not even a big star wars fan -- but if something were done that stuck Napoleon on the Star Wars world and he had dialogue with Darth Vader, or Jabba, or something odd/goofy like that -- that might've been funny.

This was just "switch earth nouns with star wars nouns, like nunchuk can be lightsaber!" ...

If this is "best of the web", I quit.
posted by twiggy at 1:57 PM on May 14, 2005


Wow, next maybe they could reenact scenes from Napoleon Dynamite while dressed up as characters from James Bond! Or Back To The Future!

It'd be great! Like, instead of saying, "You gotta have skills. Like nunchuk skills," he could say something like, "You gotta have skills. Like TIME TRAVELLING SKILLS!" Or "Marty Dynamite" could wear a shirt that says "VOTE FOR DOC BROWN!"

Y'see? Did you get that? How it's the exact same HILARIOUS lines from Napoleon Dynamite? But with different hip, pop cultural references?

Shit! This is a comedy gold mine! Man, I'm awesome!
posted by StopMakingSense at 2:01 PM on May 14, 2005


No, you're awesome because you wield sarcasm in such an excellent way and produce such large turds of excellent quality on other's parades!
posted by spock at 6:01 PM on May 14, 2005


Sounds like a million web hit idea, StopMakingSense.
posted by Balisong at 6:08 PM on May 14, 2005


Well then, how about Fat Dynamite?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:18 PM on May 14, 2005


It seems to follow the same patterns of those who love Monty Python, the Christopher Guest mocumentaries

How fucking dare you group that steaming pile of phlegm of a movie with these classics.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:26 PM on May 14, 2005


How fucking dare you group that steaming pile of phlegm of a movie with these classics.

Haha, couldn't agree more. It's like this guy I met who claimed ND was in the same boat as all Wes Anderson movies. Not quite.
posted by Mach3avelli at 8:00 PM on May 14, 2005


This was really cute. Thanks for the link.
posted by jennanemone at 9:35 PM on May 14, 2005


hey the guy that made that video is my brother! he locked himself in the laundry room and wont come out... i just want you to know he read EVERYTHING.... hes a human being and hes crying.... we even told him about jennanemone's post but he just started drooling snot everywhere
posted by Satapher at 10:26 PM on May 14, 2005


I wouldn't be quite so critical. I agree that it's not terribly well done production-values-wise, but it's still worthwhile viewing for anyone who has seen Napoleon Dynamite and liked it.

[voice=comic book guy] Oh! I didn't realize that connection! For you see I am unable to piece together cultural references which are as disparate and far-flung from each other as these two are. My mind just can't make the leap across five years of American pop cinema. [/voice]
posted by squirrel at 11:38 PM on May 14, 2005


Also, I dug Fat Dynamite.
posted by squirrel at 11:50 PM on May 14, 2005


I dug The Three Amigos, I liked both Bill & Ted movies, and greatly enjoyed Raising Arizona. But the enduring appeal of ND continues to mystify me. And I know folks like the characters portrayed in that movie. Perhaps it's because I prefer films in which the lead character doesn't have a constipated expression on his face at all times. But that's just me.
posted by ed at 1:07 AM on May 15, 2005


George Lucas in love was mildly amusing...

"This short film combines elements of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE with the STAR WARS movies to create an inventive, very smart, and very enjoyable riff on George Lucas and the STAR WARS phenomenon."

hehe :D

cheers!
posted by kliuless at 7:34 AM on May 15, 2005


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