August 25, 2007
WEEKEND SPECIAL: THE CANINE FILM CRITIC EXPLAINS HAMLET
For first time visitors, this blog generally covers fairly serious issues during the week. Weekends are generally reserved for the commentaries of various animals in and around Goat Rope Farm.
This weekend, we once again welcome Mr. Sandor Sege (pronounced Shandor Shegg-AY), our official film critic.
We must remind the reader that Mr. Sege suffered a head injury when he crashed into a wall whilst chasing a squeaky toy. As a result, he as sometimes been know to transpose the plots of the films he discusses. Nonetheless, we believe that his unique insights into the world of cinema more than compensate for this regrettable shortcoming.
This weekend, Mr. Sege will discuss Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet. It is our hope that features such as this will promote a greater appreciation of both the humanities and the animalities.
THE CANINE FILM CRITIC EXPLAINS HAMLET
OK, so this movie is from this old play by a guy named Shakespeare who lived a long time ago and probably wore funny hats. Sometimes Moomus puts funny hats on me, like the one in this picture.
So Hamlet is this prince guy but he's not happy. His father died and his mom married his uncle right away.
Then he really freaks out when he sees his father's ghost. Who's he gonna call?
It's gotta be ghostbusters. They are like these guys who are scientists who lost their job and live in a firehouse.
His father's ghost becomes this giant marshmallow man who tells him that his uncle killed him.
So Hamlet and the ghostbuster decide to put on a play to see if his uncle did it. The play they put on is about Bruce Willis fighting all these bad guys who took over a building.
Bruce wants to dance, but nobody at his new school dances because everyone thinks it's bad but he shows them it's not.
I don't think Hamlet's uncle really understood much about the play. The next big thing that happens is when they all go to this island and bring back a giant ape who climbs up the Empire State Building with this woman in his hand, who is really Hamlet's mother. The ape is like a symbol of Hamlet's uncle.
So the symbolism is about the fight between the giant marshmallow man and the giant monkey which is like the duality of human nature or something.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED