Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Night at the Movies 7/28/12!

Who cares what picture we see?

What kind of world would it be if Olympic champion gymnast Kurt Thomas didn't? Not one I care to live in, so we'll go with his choice:

Let's celebrate the kickoff of the 30th Olympiad with this wonderfully silly martial arts flick - which put Olympic gold medal winner Kurt Thomas in the role of buttkicking superspy. His weapon? His body - and several conveniently placed pieces of gymnastics equipment  - like those parallel bars jammed into that alley - or that big rock shaped just like a pommel horse right in the town square.

This one is hilarious, and it looks good on DVD, sitting right over there in the video vault. I could have it spinning in seconds, if you wanted to come hang out and watch it with me - even tonight!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. LMAO! THis one was a total hoot. Yes, you gotta love conveniently placed gym equipment. And what about the springs in that sidewalk? Good for those flips, you know. ;) I even love the name Gymkata. What in the ever loving H-E double hockey sticks were they smoking when they invented this name? That Kurt Thomas "He was kung foo fighting..."

    1. "Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting..." what a great song!

      Hoot describes this movie to a T. It's everything I could want in a wrongheaded cinematic exercise!

      And think what other iterations they must have hit on along the way to Gymkata: Gym Fu; Kungnastics; Gym Kune Do; Fu-nastics; Gymdo; Gymnastarate - the wonderful possibilities seem to be endless!