Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Year One (2009) - MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Harold Ramis
Starring: Jack Black, Michael Cera

Produced by Judd Apatow, the go-to funny man for comedies these days, Year One is a pretty mindless, funny comedy. But, it's 4pm, I'm tired, I'm hungry and I'm feeling lazy so what I'm going to get you to do is watch the trailer below to see what it's about then come back to me.

Boiled down, this is a story about 2 guys, 2000 years ago, on a journey to free their fellow camp members from slavery but what makes this movie funny are the jokes. No shit. Jack Black (School of Rock) and Michael Cera (Superbad) spearhead this movie with plenty of cameos from hollywood funnymen, Hank Azaria, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin), Paul Rudd, Horatio Sanz, and Bill Hader (Superbad). Oliver Platt plays an unexpected role as the High Priest and almost steals the show. His character was hilarious.

As expected with movies set back in time, there were tonnes of pop-references to modern day events and plenty of lampooning of how life was back then.

Good for a laugh at two and half stars but there are better ones out there to watch at the moment.

Check out the trailer

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