Saturday, April 30, 2011

Zoolander


A to Z Blogging Challenge: Movie Memories
Blogging about the movies that made an impact on my life

Today is the last day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I want to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to all the bloggers out there who have persevered to the end. It's been an exhausting 30 days, but very rewarding. I've enjoyed meeting new bloggers and reading blogs that I never would have found if not for this challenge. Thanks to all who are following and commenting. Blog on!

And now for the Letter "Z":

Zoolander (2001) is a bizarre parody of the fashion industry and male modeling. 

Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is an award-winning male model who is "really, really, ridiculously good-looking." Hansel (Owen Wilson) is his nemesis, a model who wins Male Model of the Year. Hansel's career is just beginning and Derek's popularity is starting to fade. After a "walk off" duel, they become friends and join forces against Mugatu (Will Ferrell), a fashion designer who is plotting the assassination of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

I heard about Zoolander from my son and we watched it together when he was home from college for a visit. It's one of my favorite mother/son movie memories. 

Highlights:
Derek's cell phone is the size of a domino.
The Walk-Off --- Derek and Hansel have a walk-off duel. 
Derek and Hansel try to figure out how to get the files out of a computer; the scene escalates into 2001: A Space Odyssey.

DEREK: You think that you're too cool for school, but I have a newsflash for you Walter Cronkite... you aren't.

22 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Really? Is this a good movie? Two of my least favorite actors although after meet the fockers movies I like Ben a little more. Congrats on the challenge!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Siv: It's not a "great" movie, but it's fun to watch if you're in the right mood for it. It's silly and strange.

iZombie said...

z all you can z... it's over and we all made it!
A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
Jeremy [iZombie]
izombielover.blogspot.com

L.G.Smith said...

I haven' seen this one, but I usually find Ben Stiller hilarious.

Congrats on finishing the A to Z challenge!

Name: Luana Krause said...

iZombie: Yay! We finally made it. Thanks for stopping by.

Name: Luana Krause said...

LG: If you like Ben Stiller, you'll like this movie. Zoolander is one of his most bizarre characters.

baygirl32 said...

Oh Zoolander, you make me laugh with your stunning model poses

congrats on making it through the challenge, its been great fun

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Luana, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Melissa Sarno said...

ha! I love that movie! Congrats on finishing the challenge! Glad I found your blog :-)

Heather Henry said...

I haven't seen this movie in a really long time. I may have to check it out again. There were some funny scenes in it.
Watching movies with your kids is always a good time.

Name: Luana Krause said...

baygirl: The poses were hilarious...makes me wonder if real models "name" their poses. LOL. Congrats to finishing the challenge!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Elizabeth: Thanks for the award! That's awesome!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Melissa: It's a funny movie if you're in a weird mood. LOL. Thanks for commenting on my blog during the challenge. I really appreciate the support. Blessings!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Heather: Movie memories are always best when they're shared. Thanks for stopping by.

Ella said...

Congrats on crossing the finish line~
We did it! Ben and Will always make me smile~

Name: Luana Krause said...

Ella: It was a tough journey but we persevered. YAY!

Bob Sanchez said...

Congratulations to a fellow A-Z survivor!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Bob: Yay! We did it!

Auto Title Loans said...

How can you forget about the Ya-Goo-Gally? This is the best Z post I've read yet. I absolutely love this movie; it's a ridiculous classic that never stops being funny.
Ava

Name: Luana Krause said...

Ava: They did a great job with this parody. Modeling takes itself too seriously sometimes. I'd love to see an America's Next Top Model parody.

Matthew Vanacore said...

Great job finishing the challenge. I'm glad I wasn't the only blogger to highlight 26 interesting films.

This is one of those "guilty pleasure" movies I enjoy. It is just absolutely hilarious. I find myself, almost instinctively, quoting Derek Zoolander, Hansel and Mugatu at the most ridiculous times. Totally fun to watch!

Name: Luana Krause said...

Matthew: Great quotes in this movie. "That Hansel. He's so hot right now."