9/1/10: They’re Under the Ground. They’re Under the Ground!

Silly movies are hard to recommend. Everyone has their own idea of where the line falls between silly awesome and silly stupid. Most people seem to agree that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the supreme example of silly awesome, but I’m sure the movie has its haters too. (I’m not one of them, btw. Here’s a fun game: try to pick your all-time favorite line from that movie. Not top five, not top three. Only one. I can never do it.)

Anyway, humor is sometimes harder to judge than drama, at least on the good taste scale. That being said, I’m going ahead with today’s silly film recommendation: Tremors.

There’s not a huge argument for this one—you either like it, or you don’t. I will say that it’s my very favorite Kevin Bacon role (please understand the critical difference between the word ‘favorite’ and the word ‘best’) and it’s got bits of helpful philosophy to live by (“We plan ahead. That way, we don’t have to do anything right now.”) Also, how can you not like a movie that has such a spectacular pun as a tagline: “The monster movie that breaks new ground”? I appreciate a good pun . . . now and then. (Hear that, Batman and Robin: NOW and THEN. One of these days, Mek and I really are going to play the Batman and Robin drinking game where you take a shot every time a character, any character, says a cringe-worthy pun. I’d expect to be plastered about five minutes in. The upside: far too drunk to care much about Arnie as Mr. Freeze OR bat nipples.)

Ahem. Anyway. Tremors, people. Here’s a link to the trailer for those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2XlKqCTXFg

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