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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Movie Review: Bubba Ho-Tep

Ever wonder what really happened to Elvis? Then you simply must watch Bubby Ho-Tep. Yeah, it is a B movie, but with Bruce Campbell playing a decrepit Elvis stuck in a nursing home that is under attack by an ancient mummy, how could you not want to watch this?

Have no doubt, this is an offbeat comedy and a dark one at that. I laughed myself silly, but my wife was a little less than impressed. She gave it a, “Oh, it was alright.” Me on the other hand, I’m taking care of business, slathering up another peanut butter and nanner sandwich and preparing to watch it again.


An ancient evil finds resistance in the most unlikely of places in this outlandish dark comedy. Resting in the confines of a Mud Creek, TX, nursing home after fading into obscurity following his departure from the limelight, an aging and embittered Elvis (Bruce Campbell) befriends a delusional patient named Jack (Ossie Davis) who claims to be John F. Kennedy (they pieced him back together and put a bag of sand in his head after the assassination attempt). It seems that at the height of his popularity Elvis had switched identities with a convincing double, and, upon the death of the substitute, missed his chance to reclaim his former fame. Despite his anger at never having made a comeback, Elvis finds a new reason to live when Jack tips him off to an evil mummy that is feasting on the souls of hapless nursing home inhabitants (you simply must hear how and from where he sucks the souls from his victims). Before long the geriatric duo must muster the strength to fend off the malevolent soul sucker lest they ultimately fall prey to the fearsome Bubba Ho-Tep.

It’s like Army of Darkness meets 3000 Miles to Graceland only better.

Rating: 5 Stars



At 6:16 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Sounds like a movie Jim would watch. He loves those B-rated zombie/horror movies. I'll tell him about it. Then I'll suddenly get the urge to go grocery shopping or to the gym when he puts it into the DVD player--Ha! Ha!

At 7:13 AM, Anonymous linda said...

Where do you find these movies at?
I think I would have to go shopping with Leslie on this one. LOL

At 9:06 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Hey James! The movie sounds like something we would really enjoy.

I am back from the beach and I will be scrolling back through last weeks posts of yours so that I can catch up!


At 9:17 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Sounds like a funny movie.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger lime said...

oh and i just read the last post...

a belated happy birthday to mom!!!!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger lime said...

hhmm...seems it ate my last comment...this movie sounds really off beat...offbeat can be great. i may have to check it..


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