Things have been a little tense globally. I think we could all use a good laugh. And what says unwind better than a good, old-fashioned piece of physical comedy? A piece of good, old-fashioned physical comedy that involves playing dodge ball like you’re an action hero. I humbly present William Spencer’s Great Balls of Dodge.
I love how serious yet madcap this short film is. Cards on the table: action movies are such a good time for me. Even though I may bitch that they can be unrealistic, I love them. Half the time, you’re stuck with a leading man that can’t really act and completely implausible action sequences. So to watch Spencer take something mundane like dodge ball and turn it into an eight-minute fight sequence, well, it’s special. I love the insane backstory. I love the hammy acting. I love how the balls are sentient and have it out for this guy. And I absolutely adore the slow motion stunts and physicality of our lead actor. Seriously, I don’t run. If I’m running, you’d better run too, because something is chasing me.
On that note, grab some Gatorade and have a happy Saturday.