Saturday, June 28, 2008

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

You Don't Mess with the Zohan starts out with an interesting premise, in fact inspired by true life story of a trio Israeli commandos who became hair dressers in California.

However, the movie unravels like teenage juvenile fantasy writing. Starting with the opening, it opens like an Israeli tourism ad, showing bikini babes on the beaches of Israel. Following it, the theatrics of how skillful Zohan is is over the top with a heavy sprinkling of special effects.

The plot is predictable and tries to be politically correct, to spread a message of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In the wake of Mel Gibson's drunken anti-semitic outburst, it snipes him and his movies a couple of times, which I didn't appreciate since I do like his movies.

There's really nothing new here in this movie. I wasted my money watching this. Rent this movie only if you really have nothing to do except to watch Adam Sandler in his newly buffed body.

One and a half stars out of five.

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