Sunday, June 12, 2011
The state police, the nazis, a country western band, a bar owner, the army and Carrie Fisher all want to capture…
The Blues Brothers.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are Jake and Elwood Blues – they where sunglasses and black suits all the time and love to sing. They also have a knack at getting in and out of trouble.
Jake has just gotten out a prison and Elwood reminds him that they have to visit the Penguin (no, not the Batman villain), the Penguin is a Nun who runs the orphanage that they both grew up in and where they learned about Jazz and the Blues from the janitor. See the orphanage owes $5000 bucks to the city and the Blues Brothers have to get it for them.
That’s the entire plot of this movie. Nothing else. That is it. And this has to be one of the most epic comedies of ALL TIME!
This is a “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World” for the 1980’s! The story is simple but there is a lot going on. See the Blues have to get their old band together. So they have to find everyone, convince them to come back, play gigs, and get back to the orphanage all while being pursued by the cops! Btw – every location they go to results in someone else trying to capture them – hence the Nazis and the Country Western Band. How does Carrie Fisher fit in – go watch for yourself – her stuff is the funniest parts of the movie.
For all this great stuff we get 2 great characters that we fall in love with (the Blues Brothers) and we get some car chases that even TODAY are not equalled!
I loved the car chase in Ronin (now famous) but the final chase in this baby was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!
This is a must buy for anyone who likes comedies or just wacky films! And remember – nothing can stop the Blues Brothers – they are on a mission from God!