Monday, August 29, 2011

Fight For Your Right Revisited, a fun short film

Written and directed by Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys), this Sundance Film Festival short follows the end of the storyline from the original “Fight For Your Right” music video. As IMDB breaks down the plot, “the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.” The video was used as a promotional tool for the Beastie Boys’ new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. At MTV's Video Music Awards (VMAs), a shortened version of the film was nominated for Video of the Year (for the lead-off track "Make Some Noise") and Best Direction. The video is embedded at the end of this post. 

Is this 25 minutes of WTF’s?

Hell yeah, and it’s damn enjoyable. It stars Elijah Wood (Ad-Rock), Danny McBride (MCA) and Seth Rogen (Mike D).

Does Will Arnett scream “come on!” alluding to Arrested Development? Yes.
Does Adam Scott (Party Down, Parks and Recreation) play an angry cab driver? Yes. 
Does Will Ferrell hit a cowbell for no apparent reason, dressed as a one-man Mexican mariachi band? Yes.
Does Jason Schwartzman play Vincent Van Gogh? Yes.
Do John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Will Ferrell show up in a Delorean, playing the Beastie Boys from the future? Yes.

If this ridiculousness appeals to you, watch this film.

Other cameos include:
Stanley Tucci
Susan Sarandon
Rashida Jones
Rainn Wilson
Ted Danson
Steve Buscemi
Amy Poehler
Alicia Silverstone
Chloe Sevigny
Kirsten Dunst
Maya Rudolph
David Cross
Orlando Bloom
Martin Starr

& the real Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz and Mike D. 

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