By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures has recently completed the first
screening of an unfinished version of the Jack Black comedy Nacho
Though we had hoped for strong positives for this film, the early reviews
to appear online tend to be more mixed. However, a lot of adjustments can
be made in the comedy before its final release.
Nacho Libre Reviews
When a Mexican monastery/orphanage is threatened
with financial ruin, the cook Nacho (Black) begins moonlighting as a luchador
(aka wrestler) in hopes of earning enough dinero to save the day. The only
problems: He has a body like, um, soft nacho cheese and no wrestling experience
of which to speak.
The first trailer for Nacho Libre was pretty hilarious and I somewhat
dig the accent used by Jack Black. The film gives Black so many chances
to be, well, himself that I find it hard that this film is not laugh-out-loud
funny the whole way through.
Below is a snippet of one of many reviews recently sent over to the good
people at AICN.
I caught an advance screening of Nacho
Libre last night. Let me preface this by saying I am a huge fan of
Napoleon Dynamite and also had the honor of catching that one in
an advance screening. I remember laughing at Napoleon Dynamite
so hard that we were in actual physical pain.
Nacho Libre also had wonderful moments where the laughs were so
hard it was painful, there just weren't as many.
Jack Black, while wonderful was just not as compelling as a character as Napoleon in this version. I have high hopes for the final cut. While I liked this cut of Nacho Libre my hope is they go back and make some changes and really make it soar. It has the potential to be great.
The other review is a bit more negative than this and a lot more spoiler-ific.
Considering that Nacho Libre's release date is wedged right between
the release of just about every tentpole film coming our way this summer,
Paramount better make sure they have a hit in order for the film to hold
its own at the box office.