I was in Wal-Mart the other day, browsing the huge block of two for eleven dollar DVDs (I have to check it every time I go in on the off chance I see something I just can't live without), when I saw they had one of my favorite "so stupid it's funny" movies for sale--Hot Shots, Part Duex
. (I defy you to watch this movie and not laugh out loud when Charlie Sheen shoots that chicken like an arrow..that, my friends is great comedy! If you can't laugh at that, you just have no sense of humor!) Since I'd picked up the original Hot Shots
a few weeks ago at another Wal-Mart, I decided to complete the duology and purchase Part Duex
As I picked it up, I saw a sticker on the outside of the box that gave me pause.
Most of you probably remember that the Hot Shots duology was made back in the early to mid 90's and one of the huge butts of the jokes was Sadaam Hussain. Of course, Sadaam was played by a stand-in in the movie, though the guy did look a lot like Sadaam Hussain.
What struck me on the outside of the Hot Shots, Part Deux
packaging was there was a sticker that said, "Sadaam Hussain himself does not appear in this movie." As if anyone out there is thinking--wow, the real Sadaam took a few days off from brutalizing the people of Iraq so he could jaunt over to Hollywood and film a few scenes in which he's portrayed as an imbecile for a movie.
Seriously--if they had to go to the trouble of putting the sticker on the box, you know that means that someone out there watched this movie, saw Sadaam Hussain and thought, "Well, how'd the real Sadaam get in that movie?"
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/28/2005 12:52:00 PM