In the late nineteen seventies Bill Costello and Paul Reubens made a great movie called “The Rocky Horror Show”, which was based on the life and times of Frank Black and Gingerbread Man. The premise was simple enough, Frank Black is an actor who plays the role of the “girly man” in Frank Black and Gingerbread Man are his two wives and Gingerbread Man is an evil clown.
The concept of the movie is that when Gingerbread Man starts to make mistakes, he starts to become obsessed with getting his hands on a real live gingerbread man which is to be found in an old house. He then begins to hire a crew of men to go out and seek out a real gingerbread man so that he can use him in his show.
As I watched this movie with my father, he told me that he thought the film was a great one and that the characters of Bill Costello and Paul Reubens were great. And while my dad has had some pretty bad experiences with clowns in his life, I am not too sure what I would say about this. At the end of the film, it does seem that Frank Black is finally able to capture a gingerbread man which he takes to his show.
Of course, the only thing that I really liked about this movie is that there is a theme in it that was really nice to hear. The theme was that of the British Royalty, and I guess it was because this movie did not really have anything that compared to that other than that “Gingerbread Man” theme. So, in a way it was like the “I've Had It Up To Here” song with all those clown songs added to it. I suppose it could be said that it was just a little bit different, although not that much different.
Another good point about the film is that there is a certain amount of humor in it. It can be funny at times but it can also be comical at times and this is really good for the audience. My father did say that he liked the humor in the film, but I think he also said that it was too over the top and that they used it too often. But again, I do think that humor is always welcome in a family movie.
Of course, the only criticism I have of this film is that I think it was too long for my little one. I have seen movies that are much longer than I thought it was, but I have also seen movies that were shorter. That being said, I do recommend watching it if you want a little bit of entertainment.