Friday, November 9, 2007
after much recommendation from me my brother finally watched the wizard yesterday for the first time. he made a point about how once you get past the hype its basically a straight bite of rain man. "rain man for kids." ha. he was joking when he said this but ive never heard a more spot on observation in my life. the plot is next to identical when u think about it. autistic kid with freakish skill escapes institution with help of brother to travel across country betting money in hopes of winning huge video game championship in california (or something like that). its like rain man with out a gambling problem. after looking into the movies further i realize the wizard came out almost a year and 2 days after rain man. somethings not right here. im calling bullshit on the wizard. as much as i appreciate it shaping my childhood it would have been nice if someone pointed out id been watching diet rain man the whole time. ive clearly put too much thought into this. ha. im done now.