Spaceman got round to going to the flicks on a friends Orange Wednesday this week, to see Inbetweeners : The Movie.
Whilst I am on the subject, £6 for a pair of tickets was great value but normally it costs £7.20 each for an adult – which is a complete ripoff, especially if you throw in a couple of kids tickets as even their family saver ticket is £21.40!!!
No wonder hardly anyone goes to the pictures these days, Vue Cinema in Carlisle opened in 2000 and ran the local Cinema – the Lonsdale, out of business. We were all Bewitched by the shiny new plastic smell at the Vue (Then Warner Bros) and left the Lonsdale in our droves, only to regret it when it closed down. Anyone local to the area will know the fight we had on to try and save the Lonsdale building, till some f%%%er commited an arson attacked on it. After that, the Vue was free to charge whatever it wanted.
Anyway, back to the movie, so I was expecting a stretched-out-episode of the TV show with all of the best jokes in the trailer I had already seen on TV. But I was pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a complete laughter fest for beginning to end.
Think Kevin & Perry Go Large crossed with Carry-On-Aboard and the Inbetweeners TV series and you might get an idea. Its the great relationship the 4 characters Will, Simon, Jay and Neal share which makes the humour work. Part of what made the TV show so good was the finger-on-the-pulse humour, which every teenage boy can identify with.
Jay kind of steals the movie, all of the best bit involve him, like his inventive use of pre packed ham whilst he is “surfing” the internet. Simon is still lusting after Carli and Neil is still getting off with everyone, left right and centre.
The bit that had me pissing myself was when Jay says to the others he is going to impress some girls at the pool. As he approaches them, a little Greek kid runs out and points at the Man Utd logo on his shorts and says “Manchester! Manchester!”. Jay kind of bats him away saying “Yeah Manchester! Manchester!” as he walks past the kid towards the girls, the kid pushes him head first into the swimming pool, much to the amusement of everyone in the hotel.
Also, Will does the greatest dance ever committed to celluloid film, a kind of morris-dancing, zig-zagging side to side foot shuffle.
Its inspired stuff and the shenanigans never let up!!
Definately up there with the show. I enjoyed it immensely, and I’m not easily pleased these days.