This review for the John Hughes Blogathon comes from, umm… Rob of Movie Rob? I don’t know who he is. Lol! Just kidding, Rob – Thank you so much for helping to get me SOOO close to having EVERY Hughes film reviewed. I’ll try to find those last two myself & possibly do the two I haven’t received. Then it’ll be EVERY Hughes movie reviewed in one place! Wow! Now let’s see if Rob liked Drillbit Taylor. 🙂
“Now in addition to the Chinese Kung Fu we’ve got a little Mexican Judo, as in ‘Judon’t know who you messin’ with, homz.'” – Drillbit Taylor
Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Mar 2014)
Brief Synopsis – 3 freshmen in high school decide to hire a bodyguard to protect them from bullies
My Take on it – I had heard of this one prior to watching it, but didn’t know anything about it.
I actually don’t feel that my life has been enriched in any way by finally seeing it tho.
This movie is at most a mediocre tale of 3 geeks who hire an ex-soldier to be their bodyguard in school. Little do they know that he is really an AWOL homeless vet who tries to use this “gig” as a way to fund his flight from the authorities to Canada.
The star of this movie is Owen Wilson who plays the title character and he acts…well..just like he always does, which doesn’t say much.
The writing here by John Hughes just isn’t anywhere near par for him and it seems that at this point, he really just raised up his arms and gave up trying to make good movies. There are a few humorous lines and scenes, but all in all not great.
This was Hughes’ final movie as a credited Writer since he died a year after this came out. He was probably quite ashamed by this screenplay because he used the pseudonym that he always used when he wrote a bad movie; Edmond Dantes (The main character of The Count of Monte Cristo).
Quite unfortunate since he didn’t have a chance to redeem himself from this one!
Bottom Line – Has some good lines but definitely a far cry from Hughes’ best. This one is mediocre at best. Wilson is his usual self which doesn’t say much for him.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
Thanks again, Rob! Sorry I gave no warning on posting this one!! I did see this and remember thinking it wasn’t TOO bad but really can’t remember it now. And I’m not an Owen Wilson fan either.
This one was pretty lame. Not even Wilson could save it. Good review.
He’s the worst part of it! Lol : )
yep Dan, very lame. There was no saving this
which are the two you didn’t get? Maybe I can help out.
I got that one that’s a different name to what I knew… Lol… The one that’s two guys names. : )
I know you have Nate and Hayes (aka Savage Island).
I meant which 2 reviews are you still waiting for that ppl never sent you. maybe I can help there
Ohhh. Lol. I hate to say in case they end up sending them. I don’t want to seem pushy… ; ) I think I’ll do a post tomorrow with a gentle reminder. : )
send me an email email@example.com
This is a John Hughes movie? My, how the mighty have fallen.
Haha. It’s not great but I’ve seen worse films… : )
yep, his swan song that wasn’t good at all IMHO
Reblogged this on MovieRob and commented:
Table9Mutant once again let me join in her John Hughes Blogathon. Here’s my review of Drillbit Taylor.
Thanks again T9M, YOU are the best!
Caught this recently actually. I was disappointed. With a stronger script this is the kind of role Owen Wilson is known for but it was all over the place.
Yeah – it had potential. Wish it had been better.
yea, I agree with you Alex
Never seen it…. wait – I saw some commercials for it!! LOL – sounds sucky.
It’s not great… ; )
commercials were probably better since they only use funny lines for the adverts
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