If you could promise me a commentary team of Mr. T (as Clubber), Larry Merchant, and George Foreman shilling for his grill, I would buy tickets to every showing of this movie for a month. But I would need to have at least 45 minutes straight of their commentary in the movie, and the promise of a dvd extra commentary track from them.
Ahh yes, this topic just reminded me why Clubber Lang was on of the best villans in cinema. His lines were classic. Just a snipit of my faves.
Interviewer: Do you hate Rocky? Clubber Lang: No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool. Interviewer: What's your prediction for the fight? Clubber Lang: My prediction? Pain.
Clubber Lang: I'm the baddest man in the world. Rocky Balboa: You don't look so bad to me. Clubber Lang: What did you say, Paper Champion? I'll beat you like a dog, a dog, you hear?
Clubber Lang: [to Adrain] "Hey, woman! Hey, woman! Listen here, since your old man ain't got no heart, maybe you'd like to see a real man! I bet you stay up late every night dreaming you had a real man, don't you? Why don't you bring your pretty little self over to my apartment tonight, and I'll show you a real man!"
Originally posted by JayJayDeanClubber Lang is a commentator.
Okay, I'll backtrack on my earlier comments. If this is gonna' be just two hours of Mr. T and George Foreman calling boxing matches then it could very well end up being the greatest movie of all time~!
(edited by OMEGA on 30.8.05 1423)
The Mike Tyson-before-Mike Tyson thing about Clubber Lang has been said before, but this puts him closer to his true lineage: the fictional embodiment of the joke that Richard Pryor told about the attitude of 70s-era George Foreman:
"Which one's the referee? Cause I'm gonna KIIIIILL the other motherfucker."
"He's too much of gentleman to assume that the lady he is with would have a disease and he's man enough to raise any offspring that should arise. HE IS AL WILSON."[-DEAN~, 7/22/05]
I agree that they're unlikely to beat the Williams score, but I understand why they'd refuse to use it. They're trying to build a brand new Superman brand, just like they did with Batman, and that means not reminding people of the old movies.