Thursday, July 9, 2009

Raptor becomes a Role Model

So as conversations usually go with Gavor before they degenerate into abuse hurling we were talking about our content we have been posting up and how I’m not contributing enough to entice the main stream audience and putting up all my geek porn instead blah blah I stopped listening after that so fine! I’m now going to debase myself and put up something all you non geeks can enjoy, yes that’s right you mum. So with out further delay I bring you Raptors review of the Role Models. Roll tape.

Nothing says manly like a Minotaur costume
Nothing says manly like a Minotaur costume
Role Models stars the ever amusing Paul Rudd who plays Danny Donahue, a man so dejected with his life and job as a Minotaur drinks promoter/youth speaker that he is on the verge of cracking. Mean while his fried Wheeler, played perfectly by Seann William Scott, as Danny's  side kick Minotaur mascot who loves his job as it gets him all the girls he could want. As the inevitable happens Danny cracks after one too many school presentations dragging and his friend down with him. Long suffering lawyer girlfriend played by the cute Elizabeth Banks manages to cut a deal where instead of jail they do community service with the judges favourite organisation, Sturdy Wings led by Gale Sweeny (Jane Lynch) a reformed druggy/whore/gangbanger/you name it she has snorted it or done it. Both Danny and Wheeler want their hours to be over as quickly as possible and no enthusiasm is lost in their new charity work which is being a mentor to kids who need a friend, sort of like a big brother program. Bring in the kids, played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Yes, McLovin himself) and Bobb’e J. Thompson. Chris’s character is a LAIR aficionado, sort of a mass costumed war role play game where players fight with padded weapons and who’s parents think is gay or weird or both. Bobb’e plays a foul mouthed little shit. End of story.

"Did you fart?"
Did you fart?
So as you would in a story like this the two adults don’t get along with the kids at the beginning and after some ups and downs they all come together to fight the tyrannical King Argotron of LAIR (played wickedly foppish by Ken Jeong).

First sign of boobage, Carly Craig Nom Nom Nom
First sign of boobage, Carly Craig Nom Nom Nom
Now I have to say Paul and Seann played their characters to a T and comedic chemistry was defiantly there. Pretty much the rest of the cast were good for it too and some of the LAIR scenes were hilarious. I cracked up continuously through this one and let’s face it; we all like a feel good happy ending. On a side note Paul Rudd was one of the screen writers on this so good work there. If you liked movies such as Super Bad, 40 Year old Virgin and Knocked Up this one is for you. I give it an 8/10 for comedy gold.

Jessica Morris is going to be my teacher too
Jessica Morris is going to be my teacher too

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