It feels like somebody else's lights came on
I finally saw Bubba Hotep last night, and it was fantastic. To summarize for those who haven't heard of it, Bubba Hotep is a movie where Bruce "don't call me Ash" Campbell stars as an living, elderly Elvis and battles a zombie mummy. Naturally, I went in expecting good things and was not disappointed.
What I was not expecting was an Elvis that was a developed, three-dimensional character rather than just a one-liner-delivering caricature. Bruce Campbell's Elvis is a man burdened with regrets and frustrated about the realities of aging. It was startling to see the whole Elvis-is-still-alive bit played so straight and so compellingly, especially in what is otherwise a pretty light, goofy movie. Much like, say, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Carribean, this is the sort of bizarre-but-brilliant performance that you really need to see to believe. Don't miss this film.