3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It's the pick of the bargain bin!,
This review is from: Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny [DVD] (DVD)
After failure with the wrestling comedy Nacho Libre, Jack Black has gone back to his old rocking roots with friend Kyle Gass to reform Tenacious D. Could this be a comedy movie that makes you laugh out loud repeatedly or will it be destined to the depths of B-Movie hell?
The answer is neither as it would be stuck in the realms of comedy purgatory, not bad but far from fantastic. The premise for this film is simple as Jack Black or "JB" finds a genius of rock Kyle Gass as "KG" become best friends then they want to find stardom so they go on and try to find "The Pick Of Destiny" which will make them legends of rock. The comedy has fun moments during this flick especially the scene where "JB" eats magic mushrooms and gets stoned and the break in to the museum was hilarious. Cameos from famous rockstars like Meatloaf as Jack's mean old dad and Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters as satan could make this film a cult phenomenon.
But, and this is a huge but, Jack Black yet again is not as funny as he used to be. Four lines into this film and he has said more f-words than an entire CD of enimem. He relys too much on swear words that the jokes that could be potentially could be funny are not and it all gets a bit too repetitve. Also Kyle Gass was not as fuuny as I expected him to be, as he seemed to be too serious in the role of palying a funny version of himself. The music is also dreadful, yet again relying too much on curse words and the creative genius of Jack Black has gone. He rhymes the song Kickapoo with f***aloo which isn't funny and doesn't make any sense. There are also too many c*** jokes that just wants you to scream in agony as you will be begging for something a little more original.
Overall, the cameos and the practical jokes make up for the quite poor performances by Jack Black and Kyle Gass. It seems that 2006 is not Jack Black's year. Tenacious D seems not to be the pick of destiny but it's sure to be destined to go straight to the bargain bin.