Thursday, November 22, 2007

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie was released in 1980 and directed by Tommy Chong. This is the second movie in the Cheech and Chong line up, following the movie Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke. The Film opens with the two aging stoners siphoning gas into a trashcan, spilling it on themselves, and subsequently blowing up their car after trying to light a joint with gasoline fumes filling their car which they had borrowed from their neighbors. The rest of the film centers on Cheech wanting to get together with an attractive social worker he likes, and wants the place to his self in order to get some action. Another problem for Cheech is his cousin Red, who has just turned up from a redneck area and needs to be shown around Los Angeles. Cheech decides to kill two birds with one stone by sending Chong to meet his cousin Red. Chong heads off to the Hotel where Red is staying and arrives to find him in a dispute with the receptionist (played by the Pee Wee Herman Guy) over the bill. The receptionist won’t give back Red's suitcase until he pays up, but Red can't afford the bill. They decide to break into the room round the back and Red throws down his luggage. One of the bags he throws down contains several thousand dollars worth of marijuana, much to Chong's delight. They proceed to go on a bender around town, trashing a music shop and visiting a high profile brothel. They bring along a brothel girl and hit up a mansion, after getting the rich lady high they go around town. The then go to a comedy club and boo Pee Wee Herman off the stage. A massive brawl ensues so Chong and Red leave. Red ends up getting a Ferrari by mistake. After they drive off Chong realizes he forgot the bag of weed. Afterwards they visit Red's Weed fields out in the countryside, whereupon they are abducted by aliens, along with several cannabis plants. Cheech meanwhile gets so pumped and excited about the date with the hottie Social worker that he wears himself out and ends up sleeping through it, while dreaming about what might have happened. He wakes up in the morning the find Chong come bursting in dressed in what appears to be a cross between Genghis Khan and a stoner, holding a jar of "Space Coke," which makes you fly when you snort it. The film ends with the two bursting through their roof into outer space after trying some. My favorite scene by far was seeing Chong crush a spider, smoke it which leads to coughing to the point of near death, and then taking another smoke. Before the film I expected some stoner humor which I found amusing but I would have preferred the movie to end about thirty minutes earlier as it got a little long. It wasn’t a bad movie but the viewer should know what to expect before watching it.

No comments: