So I'd been trying to come up with some ideas for posts to make on Saturday. I didn't want to just do a third review a week, I wanted it to be something different, while keeping it entertaining, and relevant. I couldn't come up with anything like that, but I did notice that Jack Black appears in the background of a lot of movies, or as some relatively minor character and so instead of something less stupid I give you:
JACK BLACK: A RETROSPECTIVE
I'm going to start in the past, and work in a generally forward direction!
|I theorize that at that time he was ACTUALLY living in|
Demolition Man: As mentioned in the review of Demo Man, Jack black appears very briefly when Stallone ventures into the sewers. He has exactly one line, and points a gun. This was probably the greatest moment of his life up to that point. He got to be near people who mattered and shout YEAH.
|Niiiice unibrow bro. Very threatening.|
|For almost half a decade he didn't bathe.|
Bio-Dome: Yes, that's right gang. Bio-Dome. I'm not going to tell you what Bio-Dome is about, because it is a Pauly Shore movie. Jack Black appears, alongside his best bro KG performing a song about saving trees I guess. This marks the historic first appearance of The D in cinema. And yes they are billed as Tenacious D. Here, see for yourself.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer: The second film in the franchise, this movie saw Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Freddy Prinze Jr. reprise their roles as murder bait for some psycho, alongside pop somethingsomething Brandy. Here our good friend Jack portrayed a sort of rasta, island stoner, and once again finds himself coming to a grisly end. Gotta break that pattern Jack.
Which brings us just about to the era of Tenacious D (the tv show) which more or less marked the end of Jack Black being a bit player. He went on to play supporting roles in High Fidelity and Saving Silverman, and was the leading man in Shallow Hal opposite Gwyneth Paltrow (In a great big fat suit). What we can take away from this is: Even if he is often in things that are, let's face it, just plain bad, no one can deny that Jack Black was a hard worker. From the look of his filmography, he never turned down a job, and I think I can at least respect that. Also I'm not going to lie to you guys, I thought Year One was kind of funny. Now that I feel bad about myself, I can end this stirring tribute. Tune in Tuesday when I talk about Conan the Boredarian, and anticipate my reaction to the remake of Total Recall.
|Face Facts, the man is a genius.|