Saturday, July 14, 2012

Movie Review #4 The Gods Must Be Crazy

So yesterday we paid a visit to the library. We were looking for a few things and ended up looking at the movies. Just the other night I was reading an article somewhere and a movie was mentioned about a Coke bottle falling from the sky and being found by a Bushman. Then, wouldn't you know it, we saw it yesterday at the library...so naturally, we checked it out.

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. 

2 comments:

  1. Saw the link to your blog on GR. I'm following you through GFC. My blog is at: http://365-books-a-year.blogspot.com/

    I loved this movie! I thought it was so funny and smart. I mention this movie sometimes, and no one has ever heard of it.

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  2. Nice movie review! You are right, this is a very iconic movie. The laughs along the way give it a really fun, enjoyable, and non-preachy way to tell some very important (and sometimes very sad) truths about humanity. Looking forward to more of your movie reviews! :O) --pvalencia

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