With the Internet abuzz about the surprisingly fantastic reviews for Adventureland and the so-sick-it-makes-you-want-to-cry awesomeness of the “Where the Wild Things Are” trailer, it seems completely reasonable that an upcoming low-profile documentary might be overlooked amongst such buzz, despite the fact that it has the potential of being the most entertaining hour and a half of film of all time.
In choosing to depict Mike Tyson‘s life in a documentary, the director has chosen a subject born with the God-given ability to make every word that comes out of his mouth incredibly entertaining (due either to the content of those words, or, um, his cadence in speaking them). Couple 90-minutes of Tyson highlights/commentary with the fact that it garnered a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival last year, and we have a movie that sits near the top of my to-see list for this year (but that, like the others on my list, I will almost definitely be too lazy to go see in the end).
The documentary, ironically-titled “Tyson,” (I made that irony thing up; but if it actually is ironic, give me props on that one) opens nationwide on April 24th, my birthday, clearly indicating my future in professional boxing. Also clear is the fact that I need to get some sleep, so, after all that writing, please just watch the damn trailer…it’s bomb:
NOTE: Just kinda click on the video to make it play; and then definitely watch it full screen (click bottom-right)