I watched BASE
ketball after getting a few recommendations for it. It seemed to me like an old 90’s comedy that was quickly forgotten. But, perhaps not? What is it behind this movie that lead to a lasting memory? Well for one, it has Terry Stone and Matt Parker in it (this could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your taste). For another, it’s unique in the sense that I don’t know of any other movie based off an entirely made up sport. I’m sure there are a fair amount, but off the top of my head I can’t list any. So, we’ll call it a unique concept. As for the execution… it was very formulaic (as are most comedies). It started off very slow but gradually gained momentum. As I watched I began to like it more and by the end of the film I decided that I did
like it, but not because it was a well made film, rather just because it made me laugh. It served its purpose as a comedy (granted, I was with a group of people and most of the things I laughed at probably wouldn’t have been nearly as funny if I was by myself). The funny thing about comedies is that they reference so much from pop culture that they don’t stay current very long. I noticed a lot of outdated pop culture references and for that reason I don’t know if I’d recommend it for the average group gathering movie. If you’re group is into classics, I’d recommend this as a classic comedy.
In other news, this weekend was pretty fun. I went to Racy’s on Saturday with the usual group and then on Sunday I worked. I’m settled into my school schedule now and it’s looking like it’ll be busy but not too busy. It should be fun.