Post by Discoalucard on Mar 31, 2006 17:47:47 GMT -5
Seriously! I did it when I was in college.
Let me explain - I worked at a movie throughout the summers during my college years. One of those years was when the original Fast and Furious came out.
Now, working at a movie theater, you begin to hate movies less because of their actual substance and more for the clientele they attract. (Julia Roberts movies attract old grandmas and annoying chattering housewives and their bored kids, for example.) Well, the Fast and the Furious attracted all of those retarded muscle shirt wearing losers that would drive in front of the movie theater, with tricked out with neon lights, and trying to pick up the jailbat that was often lingering outside. Dealing with hordes and hordes of these morons, especially when they would try to bring their 14-year old girlfriends into R-rated movies, is something that tried my patience in the most extraordinary of manners.
Anyway, Vin Diesel was the "star" of The Fast and Furious and he just kinda came out of the mostly nowhere (Pitch Black nonwithstanding, which was actually kinda okay.) But now he was all Hollywood famous without really earning it, and furthermore, seemed to be the poster boy for the kind of assholes that went to see movies like The Fast and the Furious.
As is my way of dealing with stuff that makes me angry, This is Vin Diesel's Home Page was created as a mockery of the musclehead stereotype. Vin Diesel seems like actually an okay guy, going by the interviews and stuff. It's not so much mocking him as mocking his fanbase, which also includes legions of bored housewives who write fan fictionary and paint pictures and stuff.
Lots of the little bits in there were in-jokes with the people I worked with and probably don't make TOO much sense outside of context. There was this one weasally kid named Jeff who brought up about how Frankie Muniz bought one of the Fast and Furious cars (he did, really!) and how he could totally beat that kid up. I figured that would work well.
It's also supposed to be REALLY bad. That was...kinda the point.
Maybe I'll put up my old Shinji the Ninja movie reviews later!