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wow, quite a little gem of a movie i stumbled upon. this is one of the
greatest mockumentarys i have ever seen. right up there with fear of a
black hat. mockumentarys are only as good as the passion the performers
have for the subject matter, and this film has that passion in spades.
if you've ever been to an indy show where the wrestlers outnumber the audience members, if you've ever been to a indy show where the title belt is of the same design from a company that folded a long time ago...than this is a film that will hit very close to home.
i loved it, i can't wait to watch it again. better than anything christopher guest has done since this is spinal tap.
9 out 10. i too, have been knocked out by a potato on many occasions
Just watched this film on DVD and I have to say I was very impressed. I didn't expect it to be any good (just judging a book by it's cover as I so often do), but to be honest it entertained me more than almost any PPV I've seen in the last year. The film is a mockumentary (insert generic Spinal Tap comparison here) that follows a struggling indie wrestling promotion as it finds out it's going out of business. The colorful cast of characters decide to do their best to go out with a bang. Film contains a vocabulary lesson and some other behind the scenes secrets that give some insider views into the industry, but the bulk of the story comes from the characters' interaction with each other. They are all relatively unremarkable (and most poorly acted) but end up growing on you by the end. I probably would have given it an 8 or 9 if the acting was better. But lets face it, if you've ever watched a WWE or TNA show you have seen far worse. Recommended to wrestling fans with a sense of humor.
This movie is what a wrestling comedy SHOULD BE. It knows who its
audience is and it plays to them really well. Not to worry, if you
aren't a fan as they explain most of the terms used in the business.
The overall plot revolves around documentary filming TCICWF, an independent fed on its final days, and the shenanigans that occur.
The main characters are "The Rocket" Randy Tyler (the top heel, or bad guy), Steve Justice (top babyface, or good guy), and Al Thompson (promoter and living legend). Of course there is a whole roster of talent, but I'll let you discover them on your own.
The "soundtrack" is also good, being provided by punk band Knucklehead. This is a subjective thing, but I believe their music works rather well as entrance themes.
The only bad thing I can say is that the one trope of the indy scene not covered in this film are the no selling high fliers. Aside from that, this is a really great movie. It never drags, the characters are fleshed out, and the soundtrack is great. This is a MUST OWN for any wrestling fan.
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