Directed by: John Landis
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton
I specifically tried to not watch this movie for so long, because I just knew it would be like watching grave robbers at work, and I was completely right (of course!). The music’s good, though.
Elwood Blues is released from prison to learn that his brother Jake has died. Despite this, Elwood wants to get the band back together yet again, and goes on a road movie to Louisiana followed by cops, racists, Russian mobsters, John Goodman, and a little kid.
There’s one musical number near the end of the movie with B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Jimmie Vaughan and others, and it’s pretty fucking awesome. It’s also just nice to have the musical numbers, because the rest of the movie just feels wrong. I think I have to go apologize to the ghost of good taste after watching this (hah! You thought I was going to say the ghost of John Belushi, didn’t you?).