Captain CavemanBecause I'm 12, every time I look at the top of this post, I giggle. Which will probably make writer/director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City) very happy, since he certainly didn't call his new project Homo Erectus for scientific reasons. The film, a comedy set in a hilarious gay frat house prehistoric times, has just started casting, but no names have been revealed yet.

Call me totally insane, but after I snorted with derision at this whole concept, I started to think that it might actually be really, really funny. I know. But just stay with me for a minute: first of all, the tone is supposed to be similar to that of Bananas and Sleeper. Second, how can a movie about "a philosophical caveman who yearns for more out of life than sticks, stones and raw meat" not be hilarious? I mean, that's comedy gold right there!

Rifkin himself is a bit of a mystery to me, though. He apparently got his start with a show on public access in LA - someone actually noticed him, and he started making movies. All of his work so far has been on fairly small films, none of which I've even heard of, apart from Rock City. I'll choose to assume right now that he's weird and funny, and that therefore this movie will succeed. And also to ignore the rather alarming fact that he's writing John Woo's He-Man. (Wow. That was easily the weirdest sentence I've ever written.) Go, Homo Erectus, go! And that's my optimism for the day. I will now return to being cynical and unpleasant.
tags comedy
categories Movies, Cinematical