Tonight's Summer Movie is:
The Gods Must Be Crazy
An epic comedy of absurd proportions
Release Year: 1980
Genre: Action Comedy
My Rating: 4/5
Here's the premise:
"For five thousand years, things have stayed pretty much the same for Xi and his fellow Bushmen. Then one day, en empty Coke bottle drops magically from the sky, and life goes topsy-turvy in the face of this generous 'gift of the Gods.'
When Xi sets off to return the mystical present, he encounters a romantic microbiologist, a school teacher and a band of terrorists all enmeshed in a plot so insane, it could only happen in the 'civilized' world.
An international sensation, The Gods Must Be Crazy is one of the most original and thought-provoking comedies ever. Starring real-life Bushman N!xau, it's a movie that looks at us from the other side--and shows us just how crazy we are!"
Here's the trailer:
A popular and iconic film from the '80s, this movie has a really nice setting and very memorable characters. It takes place in Africa! Anyone who loves slapstick comedy will be extremely happy with this movie. Slips and falls at every turn, provide a goofiness to a movie that has some pretty serious plot points. To think that it all started with a Coke bottle thrown to earth by the Gods....
A fun movie, definitely worth renting to see at least once.