I've been on a space kick the past couple months. I am re-watching the TV series Defying Gravity, one of my favorite new shows that ABC decided to cancel. ABC, why do you always do this to me? Pushing Daisies, Happy Town, Better Off Ted, Invasion, Flash Forward, Middleman (ABC Family), etc... Congratulations ABC, I think you have now taken over the top spot for most frustrating TV station. I am getting to the point where I am not sure why I even give you a chance because I know you will leave me hanging. I guess you need to make room for all your Bachelor/ette/pad shows.
There are many great movies about space and space travel. Movies that inspire, movies about the human spirit, movies that make me believe in humanity and give me hope that we aren't doomed. I'm sure you know the ones that I am talking about: Apollo 13, 2001: A Space Oddity, The Right Stuff, From Earth to the Moon, Mission to Mars...realistic movies and movies that could be possible in the near future, not pure sci-fi like Star Trek or Star Wars. There is always one movie that is left off the list. In fact, most people haven't even heard of it but everyone I know that has seen it has loved it. I first saw it about 10 years ago but forgot about it in the following years. However, when I saw it on my friend Angie's bookshelf last week, I was very excited and knew we had to watch it soon.
This movie is of course: Rocketman starring Harland Williams (I know, you've probably never heard of it).
You may think that I am joking, but I am not (mostly). It may not be the same kind of movie as the others but it is still great. This is one of the funniest movies - it is like Ace Ventura in space. You will laugh the entire time. Idiotic humor, fart jokes, a monkey...this movie has it all. I guarantee that you will be saying "It wasn't me..." for the next two weeks. If you are in the mood for something fun and you have watched Borat too many times, give Rocketman a try. Oscar winner it is not, but it will make you laugh (unless you are one of those New Yorker cartoon people, then this is too lowbrow for you). Thanks to Angie for reminding me of this *classic*.