Saturday, March 26, 2016
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)
There are very few movies that UTDF bashes and harshly criticizes, that's not what this blog is about. Nonetheless, Big Holiday is a huge disappointment. Huge.
I love Pee-wee and I grew up with his television show and movies, but this... I don't know what this is or why anyone even gave the screenplay money.
It's utterly uninspired. And since Reubens had such a long time to develop this script and idea, I am baffled by the lack of humor in the jokes and the rather terrible Pee-wee performance. Also, what is with the makeup?
I understand that Pee-wee is supposed to be young or something, but the makeup was really unnecessary and simply distracting. In fact, uncomfortable seems like a good adjective for how Pee-wee's makeup makes me feel.
Seriously, look at this image of Pee-wee with some naturalistic makeup. Done, perfect. Yeah, he looks old (somewhat weathered is a better way of putting it). Either way, he doesn't look like a withering coke addict that is desperately attempting to hide the inevitable.
This movie was not simply bad, it was incredibly difficult to get through, and I'll be honest I still haven't watched the last 25 minutes. I'm not sure I will, and I probably will not, such is life. Is it disingenuous to provide a review of a film that an individual has not watched entirely? Not if you've watched the first 3/4 of Pee-wee's Big Holiday. Sorry Pee-wee, we love you, but your new movie is insulting garbage.