I just watched a 70 minute Youtube rant about Star Wars Episode 1 and, oddly enough, loved it. Funny; only occasionally in bad taste; and a clever lesson in film making (by counter-example).
Before I insist you watch it (even the non-Star Wars fans among us), a disclaimer: I have been working non-stop in tropical capitals for three weeks without an ounce of entertainment or pop culture. I am about to board a plane from Brussels to New York, and if they announce on the flight that the only film available is National Lampoon Christmas Vacation VI, my brain will probably say, “sounds interesting!”. So at this time, perhaps I can’t be trusted.
Therefore, I refer you to two other points of view. My culture guru Tyler Cowen has this to say:
Despite some moments in poor taste, I thought this was one of the funniest productions I’ve seen, ever. It’s the only 70-minute video I’ve ever watched through, if that gives you another measure.
That was good enough for me.
I cry laughed in Brussels airport. Many Belgians stared.