Yep, you heard me right. Turns out that Friday, March 18th Netflix released not only season 2 of (one of the best TV shows I have seen in a loooong time) Daredevil, but also (a personal favorite of mine) a new Pee Wee Herman movie!
It has been ages (mostly due to the fact that there wasn't a new one made) since I have seen a new Pee Wee ("Big Top Pee Wee") movie and I had been looking forward to this ever since it was announced that Pee Wee was coming back to the big (albeit technically it's a Netflix sized) screen. Full disclosure, I am a fan of Mr. Herman (as a matter of fact, his creator Paul Rubens, is one of the top 5 people I have always wanted to meet) and have supported him throughout the years. However, I am still the same critical person you have come to know and love and I was not a fan of the aforementioned Big Top movie, so the fact that there was a new movie actually had me hopeful and excited to see what they would come up with. After all, his Broadway show was AWESOME (as was his TV show "Pee wee's Playhouse") and 50% of his movies were also equally awesome (Pee Wee's Big Adventure is a must see).
Sadly, I hate to say that not only was this movie not worth the wait, it wouldn't have been any good had it been made shortly after Big Top, as a matter of fact, if this movie had been made way back then, it (probably) would have been the end of Pee Wee for an even longer time. The movie was barely entertaining, not at all funny, and a pale "road trip movie" where the main character has to carry the movie and interact with many "zany" characters along the way as he desperately goes from point "A" to point "B" for plot reasons (think of his first movie and maybe.....the film "Bubble Boy").
"Should I see it?", you may be asking. Well, If you are a die-hard Pee Wee fan you (probably) have already seen it, and if not, go see The Big Adventure again and pretend it is updated with "today's" celebs.