Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Wrestling Isn't Wrestling" - "It's got more in common with Game of Thrones than UFC."

I don't regularly watch wrestling, but I watched all 24 minutes of this, and it's fantastic.    

"A somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film by Max Landis."

‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’, A Funny Star-Studded Retelling of Triple H’s Professional Wrestling Career: "‘Max Landis, son of filmmaker John Landis, grabs a beer and embarks on a wild ride through the history of Triple H‘s (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) ridiculous WWE career in Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling. As he enthusiastically details all of the dramatic wrestling moments, women and well-known actors lip sync and act out Triple H’s career in various live-action sequences. Macaulay Culkin, David Arquette, Haley Joel Osment, Seth Green, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and pro wrestler Chris Hero are among the few familiar faces featured in Landis’ short film."

"Humans crave melodrama.  They crave fiction...  Our imagination is our greatest gift and our greatest curse.  Because we're bored all the time.  And that's what fiction does for us.  It gives us a sort of simulator for bigger stories and bigger emotions... that's everything.  It's us watching and feeling.  The human capacity for empathy through imagination.  That's why we have stories...  And that's what ya need, man.  That's what we all want...  We love watching people grow, change, struggle.  Good people, bad people, we don't care.  We want to see it, man...  and when you watch wrestling, that's what you get...  Now don't get me wrong, a lot of wrestling sucks, but when it's good, it's fucking great."

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