A DON Special Report
So last night I went as press to the premiere of Tenacious D & the Pick of Destiny. When I arrived at the theater, there was a huge mob of crazy Tenacious D fans. I pushed through them to check in and started laughing when I realized that people feel about Jack Black and Kyle Gass the way I feel about Brit Brit. People were screaming and hysterical and wearing all kinds of weird stuff.
Jack and Kyle came and put there hand prints (and butt prints) in cement outside the theater, then performed some of there songs inside. Jack was actually really funny and as crazy as you'd expect. I know very little about Tenacious D, but was really surprised at how funny the movie was. I laughed the whole time. Basically it's a rock musical and they sing the whole time. They need to write a good song so they can win open mic night and pay their rent. They go to Guitar Center where Ben Stiller tells them the legend of the Pick of Destiny, which is made out of the devil's tooth and makes anybody who holds it insanely good. So they go on a mission to steal it from the Rock and Roll Museum in Sacramento and get back in time for open mic night, but end up in a showdown with the devil who wants that tooth back.
My favorite part was when Jack Black tripped on mushrooms and they cut back and forth between what he thinks is happening (tubing down a strawberry river with a sasquatch) and what is actually happening (almost drowning in the Sacramento river). Anyway, I'm surprised to give this two thumbs up as ridiculous but really funny.