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This review is from: Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny [DVD] (DVD)
Jack Black can be really hit and miss in his films. King Kong and Orange County were very disappointing films but I loved his disgruntled biker in Anchorman, he really found his feet in Shallow Hall and he was superb in School Of Rock. However, as part of 'The D' he is at his zaniest and most original and in Kyle Gass he has a sympathetic ally for his humour. PoD is a hilarious tale of improbable happenings in search of a mystical guitar pick fashioned from the horn of Beelzebub that has passed through the hands of and been the energy force for the worlds greatest guitarists.
I love this film and my only regret is that they couldn't have found a more substantial storyline for Ben Stiller who plays such a fantastic character as the music store owner who sets them on the trail of the PoD. To give you a taster, the opening sequence involves an adolescent Jb being chastised by his bible-bashing father played by Meatloaf (hilarious on its own) only to then sit in his room and take inspiration to go on the run as a result of Ronny James Dio appearing as an apparition from a poster on the back of his bedroom door and singing some advice to him. From there on in, the humour of Black and Gass continues.
This film is divisive ... its like Marmite - you'll either love it or dismiss it as puerile humour. I personally love it and think there is plenty of mileage left for JB and KG to return in a subsequent adventure in their surreal world of rock. I want more please !!!