By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
Though the semi-weak 'Confessionals' have made me a bit hesitant about Nacho
Libre, it turns out that this film may have us rolling the aisles.
Nacho Libre Gets Reviewed
The good people over at AICN have received an early review from the screening of Paramount's Nacho Libre. The review is not only positive but claims that Nacho Libre should have us howling in laughter. I dig Jack Black, so I can definitely dig that.
Anyway, I caught "Nacho" at a screening in Burbank tonight. The audience was packed and mostly Hispanic, curiously enough. I don't know why that is, but I do know one thing for sure - the audience ate this flick up like the #2 platter at El Torito cuz it's friggin' hilarious!
Alright, basically you have Jack Black in a movie about Mexican wrestling (Lucha Libre). Anyone who saw that pub photo a while back with just the mere image of Mr. Black shirtless, in a mask and in character just knew they'd already be forking over their nine bucks right then and there just to see what was up.
Fortunately, this film is ACTUALLY worth paying the price, because in my opinion what we have on our hands here is something akin to PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE. Different, odd, highly inventive and just plain funny. The world that Nacho inhabits - it's Mexico, but a kind of stone-age version of it where people have only puppet shows and Lucha Libre to entertain themselves in it. Let's just start right there...
Talk about a great start for Nacho Libre. Though the film faces some stiff competition from summer tentpole films, the comedy element may be enough to drive in tons of moviegoers looking to get away from explosions or superheroes.
Check out the entire review for Nacho Libre over at AICN.
Nacho Libre will be released to theatres on June 16th, 2006.
For trailers, posters, movie stills, Confessionals, synopsis and more movie info, go to the Nacho
Libre Movie Page.