Posted by adamapple at pool-141-157-119-149.balt.east.verizon.net on October 24, 2001 at 13:24:09:
In Reply to: Hey Kev, Moriarty proclaims Tom Green a better.... posted by Menlo Park Rat on October 24, 2001 at 13:18:37:
: ....director than you, sort of.
: From his column today:
: "Tom Green is one of those people, a face put to that statistic, and the animosity between him and his parents is like some operatic manifestation of the friction inevitably caused by that situation. Kevin Smith wrote about this character in MALLRATS with Brodie, the Jason Lee character. Speaking of Kevin Smith, I’d say Green has a more confident visual style in his first time at bat than Kevin has developed even after JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK. Even in that film, there are moments where it feels like Kevin has no sense of how to convey geography or motion or energy with a scene. Watch the opening title sequence of FREDDY GOT FINGERED, cut to the Sex Pistols’ “Problems”. It’s Tom Green skateboarding through a mall, being chased by security guards, and it’s got energy to spare."
if the movie is a 90+ minute gross out with (what I alone consider) very little humor. I would rather watch the original opening of 'rats than I would sit through Freddy Got Fingered again. To each their own, I say.
I see Tom Green's character as nothing like Brodie. Commenting on the world you see is one thing. But Tom just tries to be in your face and annoying. Heck that's not even a new character for him, that's Tom Green for an hour and a half. Just think, Drew has him for an entire lifetime.
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