I had actually seen this movie a good while ago, when it first came about because I loved Jack Black at the time. I have actually now come to like Michel Gondry a lot because of his films "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Green Hornet". I had the pleasure of watching this film again in my film class, since our next project is a "Swede" film.
The plot is really interesting. It incorporates the quirkiness that Gondry shows in his other films, but seems more grounded in reality than "Sunshine". I can't help but love this movie because the plot of them paying homage to films in a ridiculous manner is something that I used to do as a child (albeit not on camera). The film is ridiculously enjoyable and funny, however it is rather predictable.
Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) was good in his role. He played his character well, and his character was very likable. Jack Black was... Jack Black. He was a very similar character to that of his in other movies: over-the-top goofy, but it worked in this film, as it seems that the role may have even been written specifically for him. Danny Glover is also good and likable in his supporting role.
The cinematography is interesting, especially in the montages where they are "Sweding" the films. The special effects (possibly minor spoilers ahead) where Jack Black is shocked, are really cheesy.
So overall, I was really pleased with "Be Kind Rewind", and I always have been. It has been a while since I have seen it, but I like it as much now as I remember liking it then.
Be Kind Rewind
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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