Tuesday, September 30, 2008

D'Wild Wild Weng (1982)

Director: Eddie Nicart

Starring: Weng Weng

More Info: IMDB

Plot: Weng Weng and sidekick Gordon (Max ZUMA Laurel) are sent to the countryside to investigate the murder of Santa Monica’s mayor. The town is now overrun by the corrupt governor Sebastian (played by Romy Diaz) and his army of banditos, all dressed up to look like Mexican revolutionaries. The ending has Weng cranking a Gatling gun - on the back of a jeep - mowing down wave after wave of sombreros, while a tribe of dwarf Indians launch a counterattack with bows and arrows.

My Rating: 8/10

Would I watch it again? Does the pope shit in the woods? Yep.

If you've never experience Weng Weng you are truly missing out on one of life's great treasures. Go to YouTube and seek him out. I was first touched by his genius in FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY and then the follow up, THE IMPOSSIBLE KID. FYHO is fucking brilliant film making at its zenith and DWWW follows closely behind.

If the plot synopsis doesn't do it for you then leave. This is a bad movie laugh riot from start to finish. A Filipino western with a 2'9" hero battling the bad guys and a tribe of Pygmies that are really dwarfs & midgets in war paint all to the soothing sounds of Filipino Mariachi music. It's a fucking classic. Seek it out. Ooooh, and there's Ninja!

You can at least rent FYHO and decide to go from there. You will NEVER forget what you have seen. Ever.

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