Monday, April 15, 2013

Movie Monday: School of Rock

I can't believe I've done almost a year and a half of Movie Monday posts without covering today's installment. Because I love the crap out of this movie even though it's completely and utterly ridiculous.


Reasons why School of Rock is awesome:
1. The soundtrack. Holy crap, GENIUS. They even managed to pick the one and only Led Zeppelin song that I don't hate.
2. Jack Black. I'm pretty sure this movie is half character, and half just him having an absolute blast and playing his favourite music.
3. Dewey's fake "handing the phone over" technique.
4. Jack Black's plea to Led Zeppelin to let them use Immigrant Song on the soundtrack.

5. Summer's horrified face when the gold star chart gets torn up.
6. Soundproofing the classroom.
7. Jack Black's crazy impressive eyebrow raising skills.
8. Every single kid in the entire movie. They're all brilliant. Especially Billy...
9. Stupidly long and complicated handshakes.
10. Joan Cusack.
11. The rock music map.
12. Summer sneaking the entire class out of the school and onto the bus.
13. The performance at Battle of the Bands.
14. Dewey's school uniform, a la Angus Young.
15. Zach's guitar solo.
16. Maggotdeth.

Plus, the following quotes:
- "You're tacky and I hate you."
- "Dewey, a substitute teacher is not a temp!"
- "Would you tell Picasso to sell his guitars?!"
- "Okay, here's the deal. I have a hangover. Who knows what that means?" "Doesn't that mean you're drunk?" "No. It means I was drunk yesterday." "It means you're an alcoholic." "Wrong." "You wouldn't come to work with a hangover unless you were an alcoholic. Dude, you got a disease!" "Hmmm... hmmm... What's your name?" "Freddy Jones." "Okay, Freddy Jones, shut up!"
- "Ros, I'm not a teacher." "Ohhh, Ned. A substitute IS a teacher!"
- "You, Freddy, what do you like to do?" "I dunno. Burn stuff?"
- "It will test your head. And your mind. And your brain."
- "Why don't you go on a diet?" "Because. I like to eat."
- "You're gonna talk to me about style? You can't even dress yourself... look at that bow tie." "Don't you be talkin' about my bow tie."
- "Math is a wonderful thing. Math is a really cool thing. So get off your ath, let's do some math. Math, math, math, math, math. Three minus four is?" "Negative one." "That's right. And six times a billion is?" "Six billion?" "Nailed it. And fifty-four is forty-five more than what is the answer, Marta?" "Nine." No, it's eight." "...No, it's nine." "...Yes, I was testing you... it's nine. And that's a magic number."
- "Those that can't do, teach, and those that can't teach... teach gym."
- "And we're gonna start a revolution okay? And you're gonna be a funny little footnote on my epic ass!"
- "No, I'm not a licensed teacher. But I've been touched by your kids. And I'm pretty sure I've touched them."
- "I've just been informed that all of your children are missing. So..."

Have you heard that Andrew Lloyd Webber is going to turn it into a Broadway musical?? Because apparently he is. I don't know whether to be excited or terrified...

K xx


  1. I haven't seen this movie yet.

    Awful of me. I know.

    And pre- Love Never Dies I probably would have been super excited about ALW making this a musical. However... Love Never Dies was awful. So now I'm not so sure.

  2. My first year of teaching I totally showed this movie. I was out of things to teach and I needed something to do. I mean, it IS about school after all!

  3. Jack black...I just love him. Which is kind of strange because he 50% annoys me and 50% makes me love him truly with his antics.

  4. I looooove this movie so much. When we went to the Foo Fighters concert in 2011, Tenacious D were the support act - and they were even funnier than this movie. True story!

  5. I love this movie too! It is so cute and original!! I totally didn't know that they were going to turn it into a musical. This actually makes me very excited and if ALW is doing it, it should be pretty awesome!! Yay.

  6. "C'mon, I wanna here it, Kurt Cahbain."
    Great movie.

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