Friday, December 31, 2004

Happy New Year, y'all. I love most of you.

This Christmas I watched the old Eddie Murphy/Dan Akroyd movie, "Trading Places." I really liked it (again) but some things stood out more this time. For instance, at the very end, why was there a costume party going on in the train? It makes no sense at all. Jim Belushi's character says, "it's not even New Year baby" to his girlfriend, so it can't be a New Year party (plus the stock market isn't open on January 1st, the day they took the secret information to the market and cornered the forzen concentrated orange juice market). So, why the need for the costume party? Especially considering that (spoiler ahead) since they were stealing the secret information from a guy who knew their identities ANYWAY, there already would have been an angle to get disguises into the movie. I mean, they couldn't have walked into his car (and why didn't he lock the door anyway?) without disguises of SOME kind, so why not just go with the ones they had, and dispose of the costume party on the train? Because they needed a way to get the bad guy into an ape suit? I don't believe that. They could have got rid of him some other way (like in the caboose, or by pushing him out of the back of the train, or by locking him in a closet or by hitting him with chloroform and leaving him in a car full of guys on their way to a BSDM convention or something). So basically, as far as I can see, the costume party was superfluous.

Happy New Year.

5 Comments:

Blogger SuperBiff said...

But then you don't get to make a tasteless joke wherein the bad guy gets plowed in the ass by a gorilla..

Duh.

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