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Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns back to product details

Water spirals the wrong way out the sink...
written by hanimal July 1, 2005 - 5:11 PM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Maybe it was set and setting - I was the only TMBG fan watching it, my mind was wandering, I was obsessed with the tickling sedation sensation - but I found this to be extremely dry. And not funny clever wicked dry, just boring dry. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE these guys, but watching the documentary only inspired me to want to pull out the video collections or go conga with them in concert. So much magic left uncaptured, despite the fun tidbits and behind-the-scenes looks... The content was floating in there somewhere, but the production was lacking.

Put your hand inside the puppet head!
written by Cinenaut May 18, 2004 - 8:57 AM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
After wallowing in the extra features of this DVD for a couple of days, the actual documentary itself almost seemed anticlimatic. Needless to say, this is a must see DVD for fans of this inventive musical duo. For non-fans it could be a great overview of a band that writes songs about everything from a faithful night light to James K. Polk. Their low budget video for Don't Let's Start was one of the first independent videos shown on MTV, helping usher in the indie rock era of the 90s.

They Might Be Giants jamming with Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show band and Michael McKean's strangely poignant readings of TMBG lyrics were just a couple of the highlights for me. Extras also include videos, concert footage, in-store appearance performances and even footage from an old Nick Rocks episode.


(Average 7.23)
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