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Nacho Libre [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Where to begin... I dislike Jack Black. Well, used to anyway. Hated School of Rock and never bothered with Tenacious D.
Then I saw this movie at the Cinema.
Ok ok, not going to be everyone's cup of tea but boy, I love it. I love everything about. There are so many GREAT one liners dotted throughout the movie too, barely a day goes by without me crying out "Nachoooo" or "I believe in Science".
See, none of that will make any sense to you until you see this movie.
I really do love it.
As for it now being on blu ray, great. The colors are fab, Ramsey looks bigger than ever, Steven looks more of a tramp.
You'll either love it or hate. Go on, take a chance.
When I heard that Jack Black would be playing a Mexican Friar who moonlighted as a wrestler in Jared Hess' next project I got very happy, because I knew this would be a funny movie. The trailers for the film advertised exactly what this movie was, and that was pure physical comedy. The story is about Nacho, a Friar who wants the fame and fortune that is associated with being a luchadore after living the same old life over and over each day. He then realizes that this journey to become a professional wrestler is not for himself but for the orphans whom he looks after and cooks for at the orphanage. The movie is basically Jack Black running around with his shirt off for an hour and a half while sporting a fake mustache and a funny Mexican accent. While the majority of the comedy in the film is physical, there are some hilarious lines in the film that are delivered with the right spunk by Black. There are also some great physical scenes in and outside the ring that shows just how great of a physical comedian Black is. The movie is incredibly stupid, but it's also so very funny. If you enjoy pure silly comedy executed perfectly then this movie is just the thing you need.Read more ›
Wonderfully shot and acted it feels like a conventional heartwarmer, which it is in some ways. But it's the oddness that offsets this and makes it funny. It is the classic deadpan style that Black has adopted for this and it works as most of the laughs are at him trying to be serious. The triumph of the film is the charcter's stalwart adherence to his goal and his simple kindness that ultimately overcomes all obstacles. So we may laugh but he wins in the end.
But even on a truly base level, it's just a really funny film.
You have to appreciate the subtleties! Jack Black uses a lot of physical nuances as punch lines, so you must pay attention or you'll miss the jokes. I don't know much about Mexican wrestling, so I am not aware of how this movie will be accepted by fans of the sport. But it is funny. Do not look to the script or story for any judgment regarding this movie's merit, because the charm lies solely in the acting. Many of the greatest moments were created by a combination of manner and timing, as well as editing of course. My only slight complaint about the film is that sometimes Jack Black is a little too Jack Black and not enough Ignacio. He lays his normal schtick on a bit thick now and then and puts the character and the lucha libre storyline on the backburner. But as a fan of lucha libre I really loved the way it's portrayed in this film. There are some nice action sequences and the last fight scene is really unique and well done. Plus the Human Tornado cameo will have PWG fans marking out.
This movie is obviously a product of Nickelodeon Studios, and the humor will be appreciated by fans of Jimmy Neutron, Sponge bob, and other Nicktoons. If you're a fan of Jack Black and Tenacious D you'll enjoy this one.
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The film is light hearted silly comedy. If that's what you are looking for this is it. Arrived promptly in excellent conditionPublished 26 days ago by Ms. C. Poole
Great DVD, funny movie, a firm favourite with my children, aged 7 and 10.Published 8 months ago by Mrs Rebecca Katherine Harvey
Fantastic family film not sure why it's a 12 certificate as really only comedy violence. Highly recommendedPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer