Stupid Thing I Love: #23409203
March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
Ah yes, Elvis Movies. Is there another genre of film so dedicated to pure enjoyment as the Elvis Movie? My mom is a big Elvis fan, so I watched a lot of Elvis movies as a kid. From what I remember of this one, Elvis gets a job as a lifeguard/lounge singer at a hotel, putting him in direct competition with his co-worker…who is the champion diver of Mexico. Hilarity ensues! Heck, Angela Lansbury plays Elvis’ mom in ‘Blue Hawaii.’ I’m pretty sure Angela Lansbury doesn’t even come close to being old enough to reasonably portray Elvis’ mom. It’s as if they tried to think of another older woman but then they were like, “fuck it, we’re shooting this thing in like three hours anyways.”
90% Elvis singing + 10% people who look good dancing in bathing suits=150% awesome.
It’s great that THE Bond Girl stars in “Fun in Acapulco,” as “please enjoy this lady’s pointy breasts” is also an important sub-plot in the always super fun and only sometimes racially insensitive early Bond movies. It also gives me an excuse to include perhaps the greatest movie clip of all time: the underwater fight scene from ‘Thunderball.’