Abar: The First Black Superman
Monster am drunk reviewing dis movie. Why not? After all, me felt positively sloshed watching it. It full of weird cuts, funky music, bizarre performances, interminable montage sekwences of people driving around, and a plot more ridikulous den Sam de Eagle’s cruising toupee.
Movie begin wit nice family moving into new home. But neighbors not happy. Not happy AT ALL. Why dey not happy? Becuz dis family be different. Different how? Well, for one, de husband and wife talk like dey be reading off cue cards. Barely. Either dat or dey be sekret robots.
Soon, word gets out. Breaking news report on radio inform shocked listeners: “A black family has moved into Meadow Park…”!
Gang ride to de reskue and scare off angry neighbors wit deir LED light bedecked jackets. Dey led by guy called Abar who suggest Doc move back to his old neighborhood. But doc refuse. Mayor’s office swing by and offer to buy him out. Doc refuse. Even Doc’s crazy uncle break into home in middle of de night wearing creepy mask (what a joker!) and suggest he pack it in. Doc say no way.
Doc’s son have weird (even for dis movie) dream about Old West shoot-out. De next day, dis inspire him to try to outgun a car. Car prove faster – and heavier.
Everybody sad. Doc finally get around to _Oh, by the way! – informing Abar dat he created superhuman serum while working on a cure for heart disease (!). Dis be very surprising – especially since we’re over one hour into ninety minute movie. He offer it to Abar. Why he not take it himself? Well, uh, good qwestion. See, Doc claim he have weak heart and, uh, look, do you want super powers or not?
Abar take it and develop powers like…well, Monster not sure. He turn booze into milk, car into horse and buggy, spaghetti into worms, and drug addikts into high school graduates. Instantly! BUT we learn dat if he use his powers for selfish gain, he temporarily lose dem. How he know dis and how dis figure into story? Beats monster. Mebbe dey have sekwel planned.
Abar turn tables on angry neighbors. He blow up bomber’s car. He infest woman’s house wit rats. He put snake in bed wit other woman. He make neighborhood REALLY windy, den trap everyone in shrinking t.v. screen of death (?).
And to top tings off, we treated to surprising twist:
Bet you not see DAT coming!
Verdikt: Movie try to deliver message about evils of racism so heart in right place but you know what dey say: Road to Hell be lined wit good intentions. And sitting thru dis movie definitely feel like one WEIRD road trip down down under.
Rating: 2 chocolate chippee cookies for unintended hilarity.
Today’s entry is dedicated to belated birthday gal and blog regular Tam Dixon!