starring Jack Black, Ana De La Reguero, Hector Jimenez and Peter Stormare
written by Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess and Mike White
directed by Jared Hess
If you like Jack Black, then see this movie. If not, forget about it. It’s mostly a retarded parody of Mexican film and machismo cultures (and the machismo culture of Mexican films). If you have seen enough Mexican films then you know what Jack Black is partially making fun of. But this film is still annoyingly stupid. I watched the whole of it, but that was only out of a desire that it would get better. It didn’t.
Brother Ignacio is a Friar in an orphanage. To pay for better food for the children he secretly takes up amateur wrestling on the side and becomes a “luchador,” a wrestler named Nacho (the popular, spicy Mexican chips). Throughout the story he loses continually until his last and biggest fight, where he wins and acquires enough prize money to buy a school bus for the orphanage.
The story is dumb. The script is rotten. The acting is horrible. The sound track is disgusting, and the Mexican-tinted English accents are nerve wracking.
But I could be wrong.