Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Slammin' Salmon

another good broken lizard film

i personally love broken lizard (even though i've only seen super troopers and beerfest) and their comedic style. sure there are some misfires here and there, but overall the characters are usually likeable and funny. the 5 guys are waiters at an upscale restaurant named after and owned by 'the slammin salmon' a former heavyweight boxer. he ends up owing $20k that he doesn't have on hand, so the restaurant has to earn that amount in one night or else! lots of funny stuff, even if it's a lot like the film waiting. slight but funny stuff here.


good mix of action, comedy and drama

woody harrelson stars as arthur poppington, a 'slow' adult who believes he is a superhero fighting crime. at night he dons the persona of defendor and uses his skills and gadjets to bring petty criminals to justice. he is in constant search of 'captain industry', the man whom he believes sells drugs to the city, and that killed his mother. despite his limited mental capacities, defendor is actually successful as a crimefighter, although he keeps getting hurt and into trouble. the movie is very original, and i always love woody harrelson. the filmmakers don't make many mistakes and there aren't loads of cliches like in traditional superhero movies. highly recommended.