Friday, May 18, 2007

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is many things. A great car-chase movie. A comedy. A musical. My second-favorite movie based on a sketch from "Saturday Night Live", after Wayne's World, which I don't care how you feel about. Third, if you count Office Space. Today, I was mostly watching it for the ludicrous-car-chase aspect, although I was reminded again how good the band is. Sure, it's mostly a goofy vanity project for Aykroyd and Belushi, but they got some awesome guys to go along with it.

On the car-chase scenes, even though it involves some of the least realistic driving ever (non-CGI division), at least you know what's going on. The brothers have to get from Point A to Point B by a certain time. It's surprising how many car chase movies skip that part. And then they often skip the part about having a hundred police cars loaded into a catapult just off screen. It's a shame, really.

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