Nacho Libre absolutely sucked! That might have been the worst “movie” that I’ve ever seen. There was no story, there was no point to making the movie. And it was short. WAY too short to spend $9 on going to see.
Those assholes claim that the thing is an hour and forty minutes long. Bullshit. We entered the theater to buy our tickets at 5:40, I went to the bathroom, my friend went and got some snacks, and then we entered the theater. Of course there were at least 7 minutes of commercials and another ten minutes of previews and then BAM! the movie starts. So it’s easily 6:00pm by the time the movie started… and when the closing credits were already rolling I asked my roommate what time it was and I saw his cell phone – 7:20pm. Maybe the “Super Duper” DVD release will have the missing twenty minutes, but that’s another story.
As a side note – this is happening more and more. When we went to go see the David Spade movie with Napoleon Dynamite in it a few months ago, the same thing happened – at least a half an hour was shaved off the movie.
Now for the movie itself, it was just terrible. The standard necessities such as character development and, you know, a plot were no where to be found. Here’s the movie in a nutshell… Jack Black loves wrestling, he’s a friar, he becomes a wrestler.
It’s not that funny, either. The only genuinely funny part comes at the end of the movie in the big match where Jack Black flies like a bird to trounce on top of his opponent. There is no backstory, there is no attempt to build to a climatic conclusion, there is nothing at all worth going to see.
Quite frankly, I want my money back. I said to my roommate before, the entire movie plays like one inside joke where only the writers know what the joke is…though I think I have it figured out. The inside joke has got to be that they could write a movie about absolutely nothing and because Jack Black is in it (who isn’t even really that funny anyway) – people will come see it and they’ll make millions.
Funny joke, huh?
On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this movie a 0. There were no redeeming qualities at all – and the asshole, hillbilly, white trash hick sitting two rows in front of us didn’t help by clapping REALLY loud for a LONG period of time during the most unfunny parts of the movie. The theater had 15 people in it – and this fucking asshole had to be sitting there clapping himself stupid.
A complete waste of time and money.