I promised y’all some non-horror, so here it is.
And I never said Movie Crack was a pretty sight, you guys. Some of you may disown me, some of you may swear at me, but God as my witness I sure as hell love this movie.
There’s something insane and crazy about Spice World, It is, quite possibly, the stupidest movie ever made ON PURPOSE.
Made at the height of Spice Girls mania, the movie’s nothing more than a blatant attempt at making tons of money off the fame of the Spice Girls while enabling them to run around in some seriously awful clothing doing the silliest things on the face of the planet – attending dance boot camp, meeting aliens, and partying on their double decker Union Jack bus. It’s bad, guys. It’s BAD. Who cares about the story when you can have the Spice Girls frolicking all over the place?
Of course, the movie takes some time to poke fun at the paparazzi and at the public’s impression of the girls, but THAT’S NOT WHAT WE CARE ABOUT, IS IT? No, friends, the bestest part of Spice World is the magic of the celebrity cameo.
In the words of Edina Monsoon, “Let’s get celebritied up!”
Oh, Alan Cumming.
Why yes, that is Hugh Laurie. Hugh Laurie is in Spice World. See? I didn’t make that up. HE REALLY IS IN THE MOVIE! Long before he was dear Dr. House, Laurie was helping the Spice Girls live out their SNL-sketch-as-movie dreams!
Okay, this is the one that throws me for a loop – what in God’s name is BOB HOSKINS doing in this movie?
Dude, that’s Meat Loaf. (…?!)
If I were to sit here and put EVERYONE in, it would take forever and eight days, mainly because the film is essentially chock full of every British person EVER, so…that’s long. But one of the things that makes this movie so cracktastic is five seconds that makes me just absolutely giggle:
It’s Jennifer Saunders!
Granted, all she’s doing is playing her character from AbFab, but her interaction with Posh Spice is hilarious. It involves manta rays. Love it.
By all accounts, Spice World is one of those movies we should probably all be thrilled to lock away in a dusty vault somewhere, ne’er to be seen again; but it’s so much saccharine stupidity that it’s hard to believe. What’s awesome about it is that someone INTENDED this movie to be this way (what I wouldn’t give to have seen the thought processes on this one). It’s like someone set out to make the sugar-soaked version of a frontal lobotomy, only with kooky outfits and lots of famous people flitting in and out of the film. In short, everything you need to know about Spice World can probably be summed up with the following image.
Really, I think it’s a quite nice summation of what the movie attempts to drill into your brain which is “Yay Spice Girls, oh my god, famous people”.
And now, I anticipate the rocks, bricks and Molotov cocktails that will be sailing my way…