discuss this indie film, it is hard to know where to start. Is it the
very unique plot, the classic one-liners from Bruce Campbell, the strange
cinematography, or the weird ending? It's been a couple days since I've
seen the film and I still do not know what to make of it.
are introduced to Elvis Presley [Bruce Campbell] in a rest home during
present day. An yes, he really is Elvis Presley; or, at least has a story
believable enough to not think otherwise. He has friends such as JFK [Ossie
Davis]. JFK, however, is now black after mind surgeries and skin dye because
of what he calls CIA conspiracy to hide his identity.
discovers that there is a soul-sucking mummy who must such souls through
peoples butt-holes to stay alive. Hence, this mummy, Bubba Ho-Tep, stalks
rest homes for easy prey. JFK and Elvis team up to take this mummy down.
Like this Film
movie is a true indie film. With a low budget, the film had to rely on
its characters and script over its semi-cheesy special effects. Bruce
Campbell, a cult film legend from movies such as Army of Darkness, does
an excellent job playing an Elvis who is out of his prime and nearly bed-ridden.
Nevermind the fact that he also has a pussing tumor on his penis to boot.
story is as original as they come and takes its risks through its heroes,
Elvis and JFK. The accompanying music is well done but limited. Many scenes
just repeat the same track in order setup the mood for each one. The idea
of the film, however, is where it finds most of its strength.
and JFK Walk Into a Bar...
I start, the entire movie is one punch line. The film plays continuously
on this idea. The humor behind 'Bubba Ho-Tep' relies more on the story
and the situations that it attempts to place its characters in. You would
never in your life imagine to see Elvis fighting a cowboy mummy with a
'walker.' The best scene that sums up the entire movie is when Elvis and
JFK go into 'costume.' The end result is a scene that is created to show
the heroes walking to battle but instead shows Elvis limping with the
assistance of his walker and JFK in a slow moving wheel chair. Classic.
I previously stated, I still do not know what to think of this film. If
you are a fan of independent films than you will probably right at home
with 'Bubba Ho-Tep.' A film that has certified its place as a classic