Thursday, May 29, 2014

MOOM PITCHER REVIEW! 79 AD starring Brad Harris (1962)

Not as snoozaroonie as I thought it was gonna be, but sheesh when I was watching it didn't I once again flash back to the seventies watching some Sunday afternoon moom pitcher slot not only outta boredom, but to keep in touch with the latest on that tornado that was spotted in New Castle, known in these parts as tornado alley.

Musclebound expat Brad Harris stars in this dago feature that has something to do with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Or something like that because the infamous mount doesn't do the spurt-spurt until the final five or so minutes in this film and like, ya kinda wonder whar took it so long in typical Aunt Jemima fashion! The rest of the thing has to do a lot with local governmental intrigue, warring factions fighting for and against the emperor and the rise of Christianity alongside things that I might have missed out on during the weather updates . Actually it's kind of a hodgepodge of a film, but it does keep up the pace with an occasional fight of some kind, lotsa stabbings and Beaver will be happy to know that there are hardly any slobbering scenes in it at all.

Nice ebb and tide at least to the point where you can go take a leak during a slower part in the film and not miss much. Also's got a great chemistry between the actors (some may poo-poo the thespian abilities of the people involved, but then again they never saw the fourth grade play we wee-peens hadda put on!) and nothing that'll make ya wanna upchuck like CALIGULA did. There's even a mass crucifixion scene that doesn't have everybody singing "Look on the Bright Side of Life" although you wonder why its taking so long for everyone to die.

However I know that if (dredging up anudder BEAVER fave) Eddie Haskell saw it, that student of history would be checking the thing out for inaccuracies all over the place! And yeah, I know you coulda done better watching CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING on the other station, but that channel never was that good with the alarming weather break-ins now, were they???

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