Does that make him King of the Hobbits?
No! It makes him a Knight!
Peter Jackson, the director behind the Lord of the Rings trilogy has been knighted in New Zealand. The Queen's representative Governor-General Anand Satyanand honoured Jackson for services to the arts. Jackson said he was humbled by the honour and was accepting it on behalf of his many hundreds of collaborators. He is …
Now he can point to all the old props cluttering up his garage, turn to his better half and say: "See? I told you some of it would come in handy one day".
There's nothing better for the old smugness quotient than proving to a sceptical SO that the "old junk" you're repeatedly having your ear bent about is actually useful.
Let's hope he does his acceptance speech in the style of the Lord Of The Rings films - e.g. v e r y , v e r y s l ow l y , with lots of 'meaningful' soulful looks, and long periods of time where the narrative gets parked in neutral whilst dull repetitive CGI takes over.
In fact there you've got his version of The Hobbit all ready to go.
Shortly after watching documentary "Not Quite Hollywood", which admittedly is principally about Australian deregulated cinema. But "Bad Taste" is considerably the stuff that they were talking about, too. Jackson also acts. (Kind'a.) It's a keeper.
Derek's storyline is pretty worrying, though - but his approach to closed doors, probably due to his, uh, state of mind, hilarious.
(The bad guys' approach to closed doors, likewise. Was this henchman lore before Nodwick was ever pictured? Ah... maybe not.)
I think you'll find that's no henchmen, he's one of Peter Jackson's relatives. Checking the end credits as far as I could see when they were not on screen, they were part of the crew. It's a pretty amazing piece of work.
Bad Taste is one of those movies you can't quite believe what you're seeing, even *while* you're watching it. Derek's behavior is quite understandable given that he's not quite himself later on. A few beers probably do help the viewing experience.
However there is a plot whose internal logic does (more or less) hang together (and better than some stalk & slash flics I've seen) .
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