Blame Jack: Be Kind Rewind [movie preview]

Wondering what Be Kind Rewind is about? Well this is more of a preview and a ramble rather than a review but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Also you should watch the movie, it’s a laugh.

Be Kind Rewind Movie Review

My Top Five favourite film High Fidelity was on television tonight. All week it was advertised as, “The film that made Jack Black a star.”

Now, I don’t know about that (wasn’t he totally huge in Tenacious D?), but I do know he’s big now.

It’s only February and he has four films on the go and one, Be Kind Rewind, to be released later this month. The plot looks…

Basically, Jack Black *somehow* becomes magnetized and accidentally erases all the VHS’ in his friend’s video shop. What else can he do but help his friend recreate all the movies he wrecked?

One may suggest the term, “plot holes,” here but I wouldn’t.

Obviously these characters live in rural Saskatchewan (In American: Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas etc.; In English: Wales, The Midlands, Tongue etc.), where VHS’ still rule (not a fact) and people will believe anything. And it’s a place where magnetic destruction is a plausible threat.

The 30-second preview proved to lead my mind on a mini-trip for the rest of the day (unfortunately).

One might think I thought about the following things:

  • Jack Black
  • Tenacious D
  • The video renting process
  • Life in Saskatchewan

But I didn’t. I thought about VHS’.

Like, who even HAS them anymore! And what do you do with all the old ones? And what if the video you want isn’t available on DVD yet (does that happen?)? What do you do then? And why haven’t I watched MY VHS’ in so long? Am I a DVD convert? Say it isn’t so!

These are the things I think about.

In England I don’t think anyone watches video tapes. At least I don’t recall seeing them for sale anywhere. I know the 9-year-old had stacks of Sabrina the Teenage Witch taped onto about five (hundred) cassettes and watched them every night before bed but other than that, nothing.

I haven’t seen any since coming back to Canada either.

And then I stumbled across my personal video collection. It fills up an entire drawer. And apparently I alphabetized the collection before leaving it behind.

One may assume I then began to reminisce of times past or lament the passing of an era.

But I didn’t.

The only thoughts passing through my head were, “How am I ever going to watch all these videos!? I don’t even remember how to work the remote!”

Naturally my new goal in life (after re-learning the remote) is to re-connect with my old videos.

So far I’ve watched You’ve Got Mail and Reality Bites. This whole “Re-VHS” thing seemed a bit ambitious at first but I’m really getting into the sound wobbles and poor image quality.

I think I’ll watch Serendipity next.

Perhaps there are several reasons why my VHS collection has remained largely untouched for the past two years.

Here's a synopsis of the film. Basically, Jack Black *somehow* becomes magnetized and accidentally erases all the VHS' in his friend's video shop. What else can he do but help his friend recreate all the movies he wrecked? You should see it, it's a laugh.

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