Sunday, April 30, 2006
That's not a knife, that's a knife
Crocodile Dundee is a film about a New York newspaper journalist who travels to Australia to investigate the legend of a “crocodile man” named Mick Dundee who survived a vicious crocodile attack in the outback. Her investigation leads her into a foreign world that greatly contrasts her big city lifestyle, and she ends up falling in love with Mick, even though she has a relationship back home. She learns about the ways of the aborigines and how Mick grew up in this land that seems so primitive to her. After her visit she convinces Mick to come back to New York with her so she can continue her story and so that he can see what the big city is like. The outsider roles are then reversed and Mick finds himself in a strange world and struggles to fit in, however he becomes a town favorite and is loved by everyone he meets. His struggles are hilarious and he stands out like a sore thumb, providing much entertainment in this film. He encounters transvestites, muggers, and bidets that give him some confusion.
Overall, this film was enjoyable to watch and the plot is interesting. Definitely a classic 80’s film with a very distinct 80’s soundtrack, and some references to 80’s society such as cocaine use, and the importance of money. My favorite scene has to be when the muggers try to attack him with a small switchblade and he pulls out his huge bowie knife, sending them running away in fear. I recommend this one if you want some laughs on a free Saturday afternoon.
Posted by Nick Tanturri at 3:10 PM