Sunday, September 20, 2009

Urban Menace - or how I wasted my Sunday, by Andy

I watched "Urban Menace." It was tougher than I thought it would be. Way more "F" words than were necessary, and I thought "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut" wasn't overboard. Just terrible. I really don't have anything else to say. Just stream of consciousness here, but is Snoop a vampire or supernatural being of some kind? What about the dude with the goatee? Was he a reformed bad guy? Why do thugs shoot their guns sideways with a slight down-tilt?

comments by Andy


Jason Pyles, Movie Critic said...

Just a little background ... The way I was persuaded to do a "worst movies ever" section for this blog was a battle between my two friends at work, Gabe and Josh, who argued over a few movies that they deemed most despicable. Gabe's vote was a tie between "Malibou's Most Wanted" and "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man." (I thought both of those were tolerable.) But Josh vehemently insisted that the worst movie of all time, hands down, is "Urban Menace." Josh might be right. It was even worse than "Plan 9."

My take was that Snoop was some kind of an archangel, or a purgatory-bound avenger. And yes, I think the guy with the goatee was trying to clean up his life and go straight.

And I'll never know why thugs shoot their guns like that.


Albert Pyun said...

Hi Jason,

I certainly agree with your assessment of UM and I deservedly a severe drawn and quartering (or worse) for having spewed the film into existence. There were some mitigating circumstances (Air France losing half the film?) but really there is no excuse.

Now, I write you, Jason, because I can offer you a unique opportunity to save the world from more plague and pain. Below is the link to where I have uploaded a scene to my latest possible cinematic (too kind?) atrocity. Give me some help but offering a bit of constructive (or mean and cruel) critique.

I await your verdict, Jason:

Have at it!

BTW -- I do enjoy your writing and thoughts. Great insight with wit.

Albert Pyun

Jason Pyles, Movie Critic said...

Mr. Pyun - I watched the video clip of your movie, and even signed in to Vimeo, but I have to be a contact of yours to leave comments. It seems weird to leave them on my own blog. If you are serious about any comments I might have, let me know how you would like me to post them.

-Andy Howell, as posted under my friend, Jason Pyles.