True, but I also feel that Linklater was also emphasizing stuff that would have played well with the early 90s Pearl Jam crowd--don't tell me you wouldn't have found plenty of Slaters at a PJ show. I don't think he picked lots of kitschy stuff that would have dated poorly.
>And it's genuinely a good movie with layers- the Goldberg ass kicking scene is great because it >rings true.
I always thought part of the reason it was in there was because it's a reality shakedown after the little freshman twerps get revenge dumping paint on Ben Affleck (and since we don't see what's going to happen to any of these kids once the movie's over, it's likely Affleck would hunt them down and smash them in real life!)
Everybody Wants Some!! had no such scene, and I think the world's already forgotten that movie.
>Fight scenes in films generally aren't nearly as awkward and embarrassing as they should be- the brief fight in "The Master" has a similar effect >(even if I didn't care for that movie as a whole).
The scene with Phoenix going "you need to shut up" and acting like a total manchild? I found that scene embarrassing but faintly funny. And realistic for that character--he's an idiot.
Since you've mentioned a Paul Thomas Anderson film, what do you think of this scene?
I could never decide whether this was really effective or an annoyingly unlikely fantasy. He takes out all three of them? (the fourth cowers in the car--what's with that guy?) I guess? Could that happen?
>"Animal House" on the other hand seems to rely on the viewer being as juvenile as most of its jokes >and lacks any interesting characters or depth. >And um it's not particularly funny.
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree on "lacks any interesting characters or depth" and "not particularly funny"--I just told you what the "depth" was, unless you need me to go into detail on who Doug Kenney was. It's a 1978 perspective on 1962.
>For point but you also binged the entire series pretty quickly which is obviously not ideal for that type of show and probably emphasized the >repetitive nature of the jokes/themes.
I suppose I would have some nostalgia for it had I watched it as a kid, but then again, I don't have my Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVDs anymore...