A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.


“Napoleon Dynamite” really turned into something big…didn’t it? Hell, I remember having to give away passes on another site that I used to write at and nobody was willing to take a chance on it. Then, people started wearing Vote on Pedro t-shirts and people started wearing moon boots. It was like America finally discovered independent cinema and went on a crash course to ruin it. Have I ever told you how much I love this country and their choices in cultural zeitgeists? Well, if you don’t know, then you haven’t been paying attention for the last decade.

There is so much tied into the legacy of this film. I cringe when I say that the film has a legacy, but it did color comedy for a good long time. Just forget about that final animated series that FOX tried to launch in 2012. If anything, it was a moment in time where America could embrace the oddity of rural life and poke fun at it. These were the people of Bush’s America and we were invited to make fun of them. When you think about it, it’s pretty disgusting. Napoleon and Kip are misfits with no social skills that are constantly being dumped on others. Change a deadbeat relative or pipe dream and they’re practically the same person. If you can’t find that heartbreaking, then you don’t have a heart to break.

The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, deleted scenes, short film and featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong, but it barely looks better than the 2009 Blu-Ray. The 50 gig disc helps out with some minor compression issues. Still, the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track sounds nearly identical. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.


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