Well, they’re sort of back…
I took the time on April 20th 🙂 to watch Cheech And Chong’s Animated Movie. Even though I was sick as a dog, I took an extra shot of Nyquil and settled in for 83 minutes of fart and weed jokes. I want to be able to tell you that it was filled with amazing wit and animation, but that would be less than truthful.
I was expecting it to be fucking hilarious, because I had watched and loved all of their movies back in the 80s, but it wasn’t really comparable. It turns out that this was just old album material that has been rudimentarily animated and put out for public consumption.
I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with what they did, but people should know what they’re getting into when they pick this up. It’s literally stuff from their albums with the addition of a body crab character that loves weed, and shows up for a few seconds in between clips. He’s not a great addition, by any means, and he kind of seems like a rip-off of that squirrel from Ice Age, but he’s new and he’s there, so that has to count for something, right?
Now that I’ve said all that, I did get some chuckles out of it, and if I had of just puffed on a big, old gagger, I probably would have had some bouts of out and out laughter, but I was sober, other than the aforementioned Nyquil, so it was just an occasional chortle coming from the lump on the couch.
I guess I’ve never listened to all of their old stuff, because there were a few things that didn’t seem familiar to me. That could either be because I was high when I listened to it, or it wasn’t something my mind thought was worth keeping. It turns out that, other than Buster, there isn’t anything new that they’ve added to this.
If I had to give this a rating, I would say it’s a 5/10, but that’s coming from a grumpy, sick guy, and not from the trippy, fun-loving dude that this movie is meant to be watched by. So if you’re in the mood for some pants-shitting, toker humour, grab this flick and your favourite pipe, and kick back for awhile. These guys will keep you entertained for at least an hour.
Yo no soy marinero, yo no soy marinero, soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan,
P.S. We are giving the screener copy away to a good home. Just comment on here and it will enter you into the draw. It’s really that easy.