Thoughts on Bubba Ho-Tep

Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:31 PM By Simon

-Sebastian, an old man in a soul-killing retirement home who may or may not be Elvis Presley, contemplates age, frailty, dignity, and death while investigating strange happenings with Jack/John Kennedy (Ossie Davis).

-Surely the greatest movie ever made to star both JFK and Elvis. And that's not a narrow field.

-Bruce Cambell, anyway, creates the best on-screen representation of the man ever. A surprisingly straight, dry character who's come to terms with his fate--never being able to retrieve his identity from the impersonator he signed it over to--and mnildly waits for death with 'a growth on his pecker', and by the end you really hope that he is Elvis.

-After seeing this movie, I'm never carting anyone I know to a retirement home.

4 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

God I love this movie, it's so demented but at the same time kinda touching and shit. My brother was always obsessed with Bruce Campbell cuz of the Evil Dead movies and I was like meh, then he showed me this and I became a Cambell fangirl. Such is my story.

November 13, 2010 at 4:13 PM
Will said...

Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis. I was sold at that. The movie lives up to the hype and is quite funny. I remember some rumblings of a sequel a little while ago, but I haven't heard anything since.

November 14, 2010 at 10:18 AM
Dan said...

Haha - glad you liked it..! :)

It is one of the most unique yet gleefully satisfying films ever made. It was the film Bruce Campbell was made to star in.

November 14, 2010 at 11:26 AM
Simon said...

Sugary: Such is.

Will: Yeah, the sequel might have Paul Giamatti, but I think the director is more focused on the John Dies At The End movie.

Dan: I thought that was Evil Dead?

November 15, 2010 at 6:19 PM