Bubba Ho-Tep

release year: 2002
genre: comedy/horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/5/04

synopsis: At a secluded retirement home in Texas, Elvis and JFK team up to stop a soul-sucking mummy.

impressions: This is good silly fun. We've got an Elvis, who traded places with an impersonator 25 years ago and is now living out his life in a rest home. We've got a JFK, who survived the shooting in Dallas, was painted black by the government, and is now living out his life in a rest home. And we've got the 3000-year-old mummy, who needs to eat souls to keep on living, and has found easy prey at the rest home. Why this mummy is wearing boots and a cowboy hat, I can't begin to guess - it's all part of the weird stuff going on in this movie. Since the two protagonists are old and can't walk around without help, it's fairly amusing to watch all of this unfold.

something this movie has that no other movie has: an Elvis and JFK team-up

acting: Bruce Campbell does a great, funny job as an old Elvis. Ossie Davis brings an odd sincerity to his role as the old JFK.

final word: Funny mummy-movie variant, worth seeing once (more if you're a fan of both Elvis and monster movies.)

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