Monday, May 25, 2009

The Pineapple Express Movie Review

Movie Summary: Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express.

I absolutely love it when a film is both intelligent and stupid at the same time. Meaning, there is a lot of thought and intelligent reasoning for it's stupidity. This film was one hilariously stupid thing after the other! Halfway through the film, I told my wife "wow, I feel high just watching this!" I felt the film in it's entirety (is that a word) was so make the audience feel like they were doing drugs themselves.

The script obviously had a plot, and a logic to it, because with all of the stupid things that every character does, they beat the bad guys. But nothing that Dale and Saul did should have worked to stop the bad guys! There was no rhyme or reason for what they did, but it seemed to work! And it was absolutely hilarious because of it!

Now there is a mountain of swearing and profanities used, but who cares right? Especially when the swearing is used as a part of the humor. When you have a line like...
"I'm gonna kill the fuck out of you"
You can't help but die laughing at the sheer stupidity of that phrase!

There's honestly no good way of explaining how this film to you, it's something must experience for yourself. You will either hate it or love it, and it will all depend on your state of mind in that moment. Nothing can truly prepare you for the train ride of a film. If you have seen the movie Idiocracy, brace yourself for a similar movie watching experience.

I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Entirety is a word.

    I didn't know how I felt about Pineapple Express post-viewing. Funny, yes. Pointless, yes. Pompous? Maybe? Idk. Weirdly violent? Yes. Strange movie. And I am a big fan of strange movies.