Jack Black is more hilarious than ever as Ignacio, a monastery
cook who feeds orphan children by day and by night transforms
himself into Nacho Libre, a notorious Luchador in stretchy pants.
Spurred on by Esqueleto "The Skeleton", a street peasant
turned sidekick, Nacho challenges Mexico's most fearsome wrestlers
as he fights to save the children and win the affections of
Sister Encarnacion, his inspiration and forbidden love.
MOVIE REVIEW :
watching the side splitting funny Jack Black’s Tenacious
D and after hearing from a friend who had met a guy that laughs
non-stop at Nacho Libre, my expectation for this movie went
pretty high. But after viewing the movie, the only good thing
that I felt about Nacho Libre was that I didn’t watch
it in the cinema.
Libre’s brand of humor is rather abstract and while
it might have it appeal to a few, it will most likely miss
the spot with the rest. It’s a form of cold joke where
the funny is in being the unfunny.
Besides having jokes that are rather hard to grasp, quite
a few of the jokes were done to death before. Let’s
cite a few examples here and check if you seen them before.
Guy wants to impress girl, get into fights with people that
was supposedly hired but turned out to be the wrong group
and get into plenty of trouble? Or how about assuming that
someone had just “passed” on, only to discover
that person is very much alive? If you don’t like to
rewatch jokes that should been buried with a heavy tombstone
on it, these moments will feel like a super long drag of time.
it’s any consolation for watching this movie, it would
have to be Ana de la Reguera as Sister Encarnacion. She is
the rain for the long drought of unimpressive events going
on in the movie. Admiring her angelic beautiful looks, it
makes watching Nacho Libre less painful and worth enduring
There’s a whole lot of making of featurettes
in this special extra for this movie.
de la Camara, the first and longest featurettes in
this Dvd. While there are some interesting tidbit information
about the film and behind the scenes, this making off was
all over the place and you won’t know what’s next.
Dinner And A Commentary by Jack Black, Jared Hess and Mike
White - The first time I came across a bunch of folks
presenting their comments while having dinner. You can either
take it as it’s the most layback Commentary around or
the most lack of respect for their own film. It’s pretty
dry humor like the movie and nothing much to interest those
who weren’t interested in the film in the first place.
Jack Black Un Masked! Is a more polish and
more structured look behind the scenes. This segment also
does a lot to promote this movie’s story and characters
that felt that it could have been a special segment on Nickelodeon
Lucha Libre took a short look into the Mexican wrestling
phenomenon that tries to dissect it’s uniqueness compared
to wrestling elsewhere.
Hecho en Mexico covers the working experience
with the Mexican crew and cast in this movie.
there’s Moviefone Unscripted with Jack Black
and Hector Jimenez that got both actors interviewing
themselves with some of their own questions and viewers’
questions. The questions covers from what went on during the
filming, some imaginary ones on what could they do next with
the film and some questions on their personal preferences.
Jacks Sings - Not surprising, there is a
segment that specially assigned for a showcase of Jack Black’s
singing and songwriting talent. For those who are not aware,
Jack Black is one half of the rock group Tenacious D whose
songs are riotous funny. Here we see the Jack Black practicing
and performing two of the songs that were featured in this
movie, La Cancion De Ramses and La Cancion De Encarnacion.
Deleted Scenes - Three
deleted scenes here that do not come with any explanation
why they were left from the final cut. The first segment that
got cut was The Way of the Eagle which details how Nacho learned
of the mystic power that could help him stop suffering defeats
from wrestling matches. It runs 9 minute long and it’s
one of the longest deleted segment on a Dvd.
next two deleted segments were pretty short. The second segment,
Poem for Ramses features a presentation of rather weird poem
to Nacho’s archenemy and the last deleted segment, Ramses
Gets Jumped featured a sneak attack on Ramses at a graveyard.
Spots - There are three promo spots that were featured
on television program that are available on this Dvd. History
of Heroes which uses black and white gladiators montage as
a comparison with this masked Mexican wrestler, He Fights
which feature the normal advertising for Nacho Libre and Action
Figures which a fake toy advertisement was created to promote
Photo Gallery - There
are 3 sets of photo stills in this special feature. There
are photo stills of events that took place on set, Luchadores
(at the wrestling matches and other wresters) and Nacho Especial
that consist of special photos taken for this movie.
Easter Egg - Yup!
That an Easter Egg in this Dvd! That the good part! The bad
part it’s just as unfunny as the movie. You can find
the Easter Egg right under the Commentary option. There might
look like there’s nothing there but just press down
after highlighting the commentary option and wah la! An Easter
we get Jack Black and director Jared Hess exchanging variation
of high fives and the Jack Black who kept lamenting about
the one high five that didn’t really get connected.
film is presented in 5.1 English and Thai soundtracks and
comes with Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin and Thai Subtitles.
by Richard Lim Jr