Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Directed by:
Rawson Marshall Thurber
There are many reasons why I love going to
the movies. First, I want to loose myself for two hours. The pure
entertainment value of a great movie can transfer my brain into
a different time period, person, ect. Second, I want to get inspired.
If a movie isn't inspiring, mind as well stay home and watch MTV.
I also want to be educated. Moviemakers are given a two-hour period
to explain their story. I feel there has to be some sort of education
value attached to the story. And finally, I want to laugh my ass
off. I consider a movie to be great if one are all of these situations
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story fits the laugh
my ass off criteria. The comic genies Ben Stiller does it again.
You can easily mistake his character for a can of cheese whiz.
In my mind, there just aren't enough cheesy characters on the
silver screen. Ben resorts to pumping his crotch with air for
that bigger look to wearing spandex in just about every scene
to pull of the cheese. This movie isn't going to change you life
nor inspire you to write a 400-page thesis on nuclear fusions.
But you will laugh.
The thesis of the movie is like this. A small local
gym (Average Joe's Gym) is threatened with extinction by a gleaming
sports and fitness palace unless a group of social rejects can
rise to victory in the ultimate dodgeball competition. The idea
of David verse Goliath is nothing new. This movie isn't ground
breaking. It's just a funny movie. Funny is a great thing. (Howard
Rating: Check It Out!!!