2007-07-19

Real men love The Fifth Element

After reading this I'm thinking of getting it.

The scene where Korben is almost mugged by a hyperactive crook wearing a hat with a photo of Korben’s hallway on it (in order to fool Korben’s peephole camera) is genius. Period.

Firstly, the mugger is holding the most absurd looking gun ever conceived: there are two different clips, spikes coming out of the barrel, a sight almost as big as the gun itself, and a little yellow button on the side that serves no purpose other than to render the gun useless.

Secondly, after the mugger has the gun confiscated from him, he – again, for no reason – starts dancing nervously.

Thirdly, this weird, crazy, ridiculously-dressed mugger is actually played by Mathieu Kassovitz, an established French writer and director (if you’ve seen Amelie, he played the object of Audrey Tautou’s affection). When the guy who played quiet, introspective Nino Quincampoix starts shrieking “GIMME DA CASHHHHHHHHH,” it’s an odd, yet kickass moment.

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Bruce Willis never gets knocked out, by anyone, ever. To see him get (knocked out) by ---ing Bilbo, of all people, is hysterical.





1 comment:

Dave Lankshear said...

You should buy "The Fifth Element" because it carries a Calvinist Approval rating of 9/10, and is theologically correct in every way.