Pssst, want to check out Hot Rod in our new look?
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lol. it's so random when they play John Farnham's "You're the voice" that I find that scene hilarious
A lot of people love Hot Rod, and I'm a latter-day fan of The Lonely Island, but they don't have songs in this, and while it was more watchable than most SNL movies, there's very little there I would ever want to revisit. Kiv directs, and at his best, he turns musical montages (and other semi-musical moments) into parodic music videos, echoes of what the trio would churn out on Saturday Night Live and eventually, as a full-time gig. A lot of good moments there, I admit. But otherwise, it's the kind of comedy that makes me frown more than laugh, where 90% of characters are jerks or fools (or both), and playing it rather broadly (Danny McBride is particularly annoying). We've seen this kind of plot before - it's essentially put on a show to raise money to save [business/person] - but never in the Jackass/backyard wrestling/dangerous stunts subculture, so I definitely give it points for that. Hot Rod does some things well, but many things not so well (jettison the pointless McBride and Hader and we'll talk), so I can't quite share a certain generation's cultish nostalgia over it, alas.
"You look pretty!"
"Euh, you look shitty!" *runs away*
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!