Mamo #204: Skadouchebag

The Hangover 2 kicks the crap out of the animated bear in the biggest Memorial Day weekend in history, and we’re so surprised that we’re nearly willing to proclaim the death of cinema itself. Plus: enter our contest to win X-Men swag! Details in the show!

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Tum Tum Tyranus
Guest

Downloading now-ish. Awesome title. Like really awesome title.

Goon
Guest

Roman Polanksi is a mutant with the power to generate sympathy and forgiveness from anyone he meets in person. I would rate his status as around Class 4 mutant power.

Matthew Price
Guest

Steve Jobs is a mutant, wielding wolverine level cancer fighting and a complete reality distortion field which follows him and dominates all thoughts of those around him.

Goon
Guest

Terry Gilliam has the mutant power to generate bad luck. This is a class 5 power however he has yet to weild to it to his advantage.

rot
Guest

Matt Brown: “Hangover II is a movie about the people who are looking at their cellphones in theatres” – YES! I find this also with a lot of Adam Sandler stuff too, it is playing to this “channel-surfing” viewer, it reflects back the superficiality, and maybe in some way it is comforting to see the world you know. I am fine with film that have challenging main characters to like, I don’t need to like a character so long as there is something interesting to their uniqueness, but these films have unlikeable characters who have the added defect that they are in no way remarkable, they are the kind of characters a committee of cinema cellphone texters would create.

Tum Tum Tyranus
Guest

Combine the explosive abilities of Gambit, Boom Boom, & Nitro, then multiply that by a 100 and you get the powers of alpha-level mutant Michael Bay. It’s also believed that Bay is actually only 8 years old and the image he puts out to the public is his alter ego a la Captain Marvel. Only instead of yelling “SHAZAM!” to transform, Bay yells out KA-CHING!!! This would explain the juvenile humor found in his movies and the ‘blow everything up’ mentality that he embraces.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

Tum Tum for the Win Win.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Yeah, I’m not going to even try now, Tum Tum has got this wrapped up. 🙂

As for the Hangover, it’s getting good ratings from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, Yahoo Movies, etc. I think people found it funny, even if the premise was very much the same. Sitcoms often replay similar situation milking similar jokes over and over again. The object is to get people laughing and if people laugh, then does it matter if the story not challenging and quite similar? I didn’t find the first Hangover to be at all funny, but to each their own.

Goon
Guest

James Franco is Multiple Man, a class 3 mutant with the uncanny ability to reproduce himself so that he might contribute and occasionally excel across several mediums of art and culture. Upon occasion these variants of himself step in for another if one is sick, as evidenced by Copy 8 stepping in unprepared for Copy 5 to host the Oscars. Much like one of Michael Keaton’s clones in Multiplicity, Copy 3 suffered brain damage and was given the menial task of appearing on a soap opera. There are big plans ahead for Copies 17 and 18, who are currently working together to fingercuffs Kat Dennings while writing a novella on her back.

Matthew Price
Guest

Hangover 3 is already in process. I expect my outer space scenario to prove prophetic.

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