I'm also very pleased to announce a bonus opportunity The FP fun as well as a chance to win some tickets. There's an event this Friday evening at the Pink Gorilla in the University District (4341 University Way NE). If you haven't been to Pink Gorilla Games this cool retro gaming store alone is worth a trip. Add in a chance to win free tickets to the Tuesday screening, prizes, and free Dance Dance Revolution (a prominent feature of The FP, albeit a more deadly version) and it seems like the perfect way to kick off the weekend.
My friend Brent wrote a review that does a bang-up job describing the film. I strongly suggest checking it out.
The film is set in a world where everything and everyone is a throwback to something you've seen in an 80's action movie. Gangs reign supreme and settle their scores through a deadly version of the video game DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION (DDR). Which to me reads as a picture destined either for total awesomeness or screaming while aflame into the side of a mountain failure. Which is the sort of high risk/high reward proposition I'm drawn to like a moth to a flame. I cannot guarantee which side you're going to be on with respect to The FP - but I still think everyone should give it a whirl.
It's an impressive send up of too many to name genres of 80's cinema, which by playing things 100% straight is also pretty damn funny. The FP maybe lags a bit mid-way as even a fairly tight production is going to drag a bit when it's all roughly the same joke. Because of that it falls short of perfection (for me) - but the ride is well worth taking. "For reals" as they say in Frazier Park (aka The FP). A phrase I guarantee (based on personal experience) you'll be saying repeatedly for at least the next week to folks you saw the movie with. The film opens with JTRO and BTRO about to walk into a battle against their cross town enemies. Hard not to draw comparisons with other classic films from Rocky to The Warriors. With a touch of Escape from NY thrown in due to JTRO's Snake Plissken eyepatch and hairstyle. It's a style that combined with many of the characters simply screaming their lines works surprisingly well.It's cool, it could be free, and even if it's not you can play DDR. 'nuff said. Just don't forget to brush up on your vocabulary before hitting the theater.