21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks

At last week's Customs & Departures event, I performed a monologue titled "21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks." The piece, which originally debuted in 2008's Jukebox Stories: The Case of the Creamy Foam, is a delightfully biting takedown of the movie, 21. Well, two years later, I've updated the monologue so that I could bitch-slap The Last Airbender too. Hard. Really hard. (I'm not one for subtly, am I? AM I?!) Watch:




12 comments:

  1. Prince, good talk but find your light for god's sake!

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  2. Ha ha! I swear there was more light there--USC cameras suck!

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  3. Next time just hire a lighting designer to stand on a chair and re-focus them.

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  4. Oh, Howard, I love secret inside jokes.

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  5. Anonymous6/29/2010

    Saw this on angryasianman.com. Awesome monologue!!

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  6. Just saw this at angryasianman.com, LOVE it!

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  7. Question. When Prince asked what the greatest Asian American piece of literature was (in part 1), did anyone catch the titles that were suggested from the audience? I caught the Joy Luck Club as the second one but couldn't make out the first and third suggestions.

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  8. Anonymous and Yoli, thanks a lot!

    Rich, the first book mentioned was Karen Tei Yamashita's I Hotel, and the third was John Okada's No-No Boy.

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  9. Thanks for the prompt reply! I've been looking for some reading with some depth lately, and I think these will work out nicely.

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  10. well played Prince. The updated version is excellent.

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  11. I enjoyed this monologue the first time I saw it at Impact theatre and I love this version too and the way you updated it!

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  12. WJackalope and Erica Lynn, thanks! I always thought the original monologue didn't date well, but with the new material it works out great. I can use this every time Hollywood doesn't something stupid!

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