Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Do you remember Pee Wee's Big Adventure?

Do You remember Pee Wee's Big Adventure? I ran across the DVD at Half Price Books and couldn't resist buying it. This is one of those movies that’s so firmly woven into my childhood that I can’t really find any gripes with it. I’m sure there are those out there who found the Pee Wee persona to be annoying and abrasive and thought this film to be stupid. Honestly, I’m just a guy who loves his weirdness, and PWBA has enough bizarre situations, laugh-out-loud moments, and awesomely crazy sight gags to keep the insane little hyperactive spider monkey in me satisfied. Whether it’s Pee Wee’s attempts at trick riding, the Breakfast Machine, Simone’s big butt, the Big Shoe “Tequila” dance, or the chase through the Warner Brother’s studio lots. Each moment is nearly startling in it’s hilarity.

Where else but in America can a grown man acting like an eight-year-old in a grey suit and red bow-tie climb to the very pinnacle of the entertainment world? Debate it amongst yourselves all you like, but however it came about, it can’t be denied. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure marks the height of Pee Wee mania. It also marks the major directional breakout of Tim Burton. How do you like them potatoes, sonny boy?

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