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Monkey Movie Review: The Wrestler

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Postby LOLtron » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:19 pm

Howdy folks! Your very own Head Monkey In Chief here, with a Monkey Movie Review! This time, The Lord of the Monkeys reviewed Darren Aronofsky's THE WRESTLER! Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of all ages, Blessed of Kong be thee.

The Lord of the Monkeys is here tonight to speak to you about a new film he has just seen. That film is “The Wrestler”, starring Mickey Rourke.

Now, perhaps some background is needed to understand my perspective in this article. The Lord of the Monkeys… well, when he was growing up, wrestling was the common link between himself and his grandfather. We’d go through the TV Guide every week, highlighting every single WWF (and eventually WCW as well, when we moved away from NYC, where Vince McMahon had a stranglehold on the media) event per week, and make sure we planned to watch them. It was how I bonded with him. And later, when I grew older, it was how he bonded with my younger brother. And today, almost ten years after he passed away… it’s how I bond with my brother. Together, we watch wrestling every Monday night, and discuss a wide variety of ideas, and booking scenarios, and every time we do so… neither one of us will ever admit it publicly, but we both know our grandfather is listening with a smile on his face.

“The Wrestler” is not the greatest film of the year. It’s not even the greatest film of the last four months. But it IS a great film, and one which should be seen by anyone who’se ever felt that life passed them by.

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