Two movies titled Mascots enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch a stop-motion movie from 1933 — and the latest mockumentary from Christopher Guest — to see which movie should be called Mascots.
Fresh from attending Fantastic Fest, and still feeling a little woozy, Robert suggested the first film thanks to the Alamo Theater’s pre-show entertainment featuring the works of Wladyslaw Starewicz. One of these movies was a 1933 stop-motion film about a toy dog trying to get an orange for a kid. Despite the elaborate details involved in this adventure, it does lack any real mascots.
That is not an issue with the 2016 Netflix original movie, the latest from mocumentary phenom Christopher Guest. The creative genius behind the classic This Is Spinal Tap interviews a bunch of mascots from small schools and sports venues as they compete in the world-wide mascot competition. With hints of Best In Show, this movie is somewhat entertaining and worth a watch if you’re a fan of Guest’s previous works.
This one won’t be a toughie, but are either of these movies good enough to call itself Mascots? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White