I found myself OBSESSED with the Fat Boys. Not only are they really talented but they're a novelty. They're the jesters of the Hip Hop world. Shortly after this obsession began I came across a copy of Disorderlies at Big Lots for $3. The idea of the Fat Boys in a movie seemed like the most wonderful thing that had ever happened to me. I bought it and it became a staple for me because it's such a piece of shit. Little did I know that it actually gets better. Around this same time I came across Krush Groove at Walmart for $5. All I knew was the title sounded ridiculous and the Fat Boys were in it. That's all I needed to know. It got mixed in with some other stuff during a move and only recently did I come across it while cleaning.
I had no idea that I was actually in for a
the Fat Boys originally known as "the Disco 3".
the Beastie Boys
LL Cool J
And the AMAZING...
Sheila E, who rocked my ass performing "Holly Rock".
Complete with the best worst fashion statements I've ever seen in my life, this movie is pure unadulterated 80's kitsch. Candle lit sex scenes set to smooth jazz. We even get to see the Fat Boys stuff their faces at a Sbarro buffet and rap about it. It's like all of my dreams manifested themselves in this movie.
I was surprised at what overall low ratings this movie seemed to get. Leonard Maltin brushed it off with a 1 1/2 star rating calling it "one of the many rap musicals", failing to mention that it as the FIRST Hip Hop musical, and best. It also has the best soundtrack this side of Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. There are many things to look at when rating or critiquing a movie and I'd be lying if I said a plot was always the most important factor. Some movies capture culture in way that you can overlook it's weaknesses and just enjoy it as a time capsule. Such is the case with Krush Groove. It many not be the best movie, but it's certainly a fun movie, and isn't all that really matters?