“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Da Hip Hop Witch (2000)
How bad is it? It's probably the worst parody of the Blair Witch Project (IMDB rating 1.6) Should you see it? If you love rap and have a low threshold for humor, maybe. Maybe.
Footage is found of five white guys who entered the hood, looking for the legendary Hip Hop Witch. More than half of the film is extemporaneous shots of rappers making up stories of the witch and the two most memorable rappers turn out to be the two white ones, Eminem - who apparently fought hard to get his part of the film edited out, but which was actually enlarged - and Vanilla Ice. One of the stories is about how the witch put her finger up a guy's ass; that's about the level of humor and taste the film goes for. There's also a secondary plot of a woman who believes that the witch is a hoax made up by industry insiders to boost sales and she goes undercover to expose it [nothing comes of this]. The parody aspects are few, mostly bookend the film and are throwaway, but provide two of the maybe five small laughs the film creates.