This is a movie about a prison break. No big deal, right? They made a whole TV show about one that lasted for an improbably long time! Except ... WAIT. This prison is in space (so why it is not called Space Jail, I am sure I don't know), PLUS the break occurs when the prison is hosting a visit from the president's daughter, and the only way to get her out is to send in a disgraced former government agent who's a total loose cannon. Now are you interested?! Well, don't be: I saw it opening day and it's pretty boring.
Rembert Browne: Will Ferrell is in a great place right now. This is the fourth wave of his career and perhaps the Era of Ferrell I'm most excited about. He has already had his rise to fame (SNL), his string of classics (Old School, Zoolander, Anchorman), and his Sandler phase (Kicking & Screaming, Semi-Pro). The key is that he successfully made it through the Sandler "I am just going to keep making movies because I can and I don't care if fewer and fewer people laugh because I got bills, son" period, remembered how to be really funny again, and is now getting weird and experimental. That's what Casa De Mi Padre, an absurd movie completely in subtitles, screams out to the public. "Get weird with your old pal, Will." I don't know what I'm getting myself into with this movie, but I genuinely can't wait.