Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I've seen some Laurel and Hardy movies before, but when I saw this was on TCM a few weeks back I figure it would still be worth doing one for the K2K. I give old comedy a lot of shit, but I do actually like some it, just not in large helpings. Sons of the Desert is funny, I always thought these guys had a goofy charm, and they've always been good for a lot of smiles and a few good laughs. The comedy isn't as inspired or unique as the Marx Brothers, but although it's fairly low class stuff it made me laugh a lot more than a supposed great comedy like Kind Hearts and Coronets. Maybe I'm just not cultured, but I much prefer the spirited, zanier old comedies than I do the subtle, classy ones.