Thursday, September 28, 2006

So the cops knew that internal affairs were setting them up?

Unfortunately, Fat & I not infrequent enjoy steamy helpings of schlock cinema. I'd venture that half the time we are correct in our rental selection auguries & get the gravy goodness of what passes for some decent grindhouse or exploitation movie, relatively speaking.

The rest of the time we get muddled or confused attempts at filmmaking.

Script problems from day one?

A meddling producer?

Not enough money and too many ideas?

Complete and total incompetence?

The mind spins at the possibilities, because the majority of the time, the film-maker's heart is in the right place, if nothing else (the dude wants to entertain, to make a movie, and what is wrong with that impulse)

A certain moment occurs in these misguided vessels of good will, wherein, desperate to fill in plotholes, a certain character assumes the heroic visage of Captain Exposition, & lectures the audience as to what exactly is going on here - at great lengths and many repititions. This oft more than not comes out of left field, & also tends to attempt to feed you a lot of information in a small amount of time. The sensation can be disorienting.

This disorientation leads me to borrow from Homer Simpson, as we are all apt to do from time to time. Namely, the episode in which Homer joins the "Leader Cult," wherein he is made to view a brainwashing film about the Leader. The film ends and the two cult indoctrinators asks Homer if he likes the Leader. To which Homer replies:

"Wait, I'm confused about the movie. So the cops knew that internal affairs were setting them up?"

'Cause, you see, when he gets bored, he makes up his own plot lines.

This clip below1, this is that movie!


1 Like Fat, I am not the biggest fan of linking to other stuff on the infobahn, but this clip from Demon Cop really brings that Homer quote to life. That said: Scott "Foywonder" Foy, much respect.

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