was bizarrely funny… but it’s no Napoleon Dynamite
The film is written and directed by Napoleon Dynamite’s
Jared Hess. If you didn’t like Napoleon Dynamite
, you definitely won’t like this. Because where Napoleon Dynamite
was weird, Nacho Libre
only gets weirder.
You make the call—here’s the film’s synopsis: Berated all his life by those around him, a Friar (Black) follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a wrestler.
Sure, Jack Black was funny. But if you try to explain why he’s funny to a friend… you’ll be at a loss for words, or sound like an idiot. I’ll try. “It’s funny to watch a chubby guy run around in tight pants????” Yeah… I think I sway toward “sounding like an idiot.”
Regardless of its mindlessness, my kids loved it. They watched it twice before mailing it back to Netflix.
SHOULD KIDS SEE IT?
Sure. Young kids won’t get it, but it’s as acceptable as Finding Nemo
Three Simple Questions (with Answers You May Be Looking for):
- What are some of the messages or themes you observed in this movie?
- How do you suppose we—as serious Christ-followers—should react to this movie?
- How can we move from healthy, Bible-based opinions about this movie to actually living out those opinions?