Subject: Movie Review: Babe

Date: 23 Mar 1996 00:00:00 GMT

From: megeliz@radix.net (MegEliz)

Organization: Gene Wolfe Library and Family Restaurant, East Wing

Newsgroups: alt.slack

 

 

 

 

Yet another Navel Academy favorite! I would have rated this one in pig

heads, but I am, alas, not that talented an ascii artist.

 

Combined technical rating: 10 (Nothing wrong with any of it, in fact

it had especially good cartoonish costumes, makeup and sets)

 

Likelihood that this movie was actually a product of the ultra-

clandestine Iceknife Stealth Family Film Project: 10 (Feign to

deny it, bad boy)

 

Multilevel heebie-jeebie inducement of cleverly placed talking

taxidermics: 8 (-2 because I couldn't always TELL which was a

trained duck and which was a... um... FUCKED duck)

 

Over-arching antiCON message: 10 (The main point being "Do your own

thing, Babe." Not particularly innovative, but the motivation was

hammered to a unique degree: "Do your own thing and succeed or

else get your throat cut, your guts for sausage, your feet for

pickling...")

 

Lack of an annoyingly catchy theme song: 10 (I think there WAS a song,

but it was obviously not of the viral Beauty-and-the-Beast ilk.

You know the one I mean, "Song as old as dirt / hum it 'til it

hurts / Beauteeee and da Beeeeeeeast." No, no: you're WELCOME.)

 

Not-Yet Pontifette Meg

 

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