Monday, 20 April 2009

Soul Men (2008)

At a glance:
Not your average black movie, with some genuinely funny moments although the gags are common. Two feudin one-time greats travel to the Apollo to perform a tribute when their foundin trio member dies. Lots of great tunes but loses steam somewhere near the last third. Composed itself for a stronger finish.
Bad news on the doorstep:
Long time comedian Bernie Mac and true soul man Isaac Hayes got their wintermelon beancurd (Canto expression, go ask a mate) before the world premiere. Film was apparently edited to appear more sensitive to this unfortunate development - but still came out as crude and brash as ever. Movie did poorly at the box office, you can read.
Perennial wonderment:
Samuel L Jackson, who plays Samuel L Jackson in every movie.
Watch out for:
Feature song Puppet - "I'll do funny things if you want me to, I'm your puppet..." Brother Ons was apparently quite taken with this tune.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Three ought to do it.
The day the music died:

R.I.P Bernie Mac (1957-2008).