Audio interviews set to photographs and remarkable archival footage offers Alice Cooper fans a definitive documentary on the band, from inception and fame to sobriety and their late-80's heavy metal revival. Not a spectacular documentary, and I'm not sure what people who don't care a whit about Alice would think of it (educational, at best?), but for this fan, it was thorough and interesting and provided first-hand insights that even Alice Cooper's own autobiography didn't reveal.
Vernon: "Now, this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night: that when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me."
Carl: "I wouldn’t count on it."
I've seen The Breakfast Club innumerable times, but this time and for the first time at that exchange, I chuckled. In the moment it seems specific to Vernon, Paul Gleeson's high school principal character who was probably once an alpha male and now struggles…
Here's a movie whose whole selling point is big FX comedy set against a sci-fi backdrop of beloved classic video games brought to life, that still somehow assumes no one watching the film knows the games that it's referencing. No one in the film does either, as Sandler and company explain Pac-Man, Galaga, and Donkey Kong to each other as if these ancient relics have moved so far out of the public eye no one could possibly remember them.