After a hectic day of Full-Blown InterWebbing, I feel like something mindless is what I want tonight. And I’m probably not alone.
Instead, I’m going with Shaolin Soccer, which is currently streaming on NETFLIX INSTANT, YOUTUBE($), AMAZON INSTANT($), and SOME OTHERS. And which is “mindless” not because there’s nothing on its mind, but because it’s flat-out lost it.
It’s insane. And hilarious, though I’m sorry to say that Netflix doesn’t have the dubbed version, which brings an entirely new level of hilarity to the proceedings.
A down-on-his-luck ex-soccer player, injured during a rigged match, joins forces with a former monk to assemble an unlikely team of players — the monk’s awkward Shaolin brothers — harnessing the discipline and power of kung fu.
Oh, and “Give it a try. If you can think of anything else while you’re watching it, I’ll eat my hat.” (Except I won’t. Not really. Who do you take me for? Werner Herzog?)