Today's Scenes (Songs) We Love will probably be a little unpopular, because I can guarantee that not many people claim to love (or even like) Jody Hill's Observe and Report. But, I was never one to take the easy route, and even though the flick isn't particularly beloved, the one thing that most people did agree on was that it had one hell of a soundtrack. A soundtrack that included, It's Late, by the legendary Queen.
I have a few theories as to why Report failed to connect with audiences (and no, the movie sucking is not one of them) but mainly I think it's because Report was a very different movie than what they were expecting, and that's what I liked about it. In Hill's critique on middle-American manhood, Rogen plays Ronnie Barnhardt, a mall security guard with delusions of grandeur and an unhealthy attachment to a cosmetic girl by the name of Brandy (Anna Faris), and when Ronnie gets the chance to play hero, things quickly get out of hand.
I know I'm in the minority here, but I'll say it loud and proud: I like this movie. (I know Weinberg does too.) I thought it gave Rogen the chance to do something other than smirk, and in the midst of bizarre characters and foul language there are some pretty dark concepts about 'life at the mall', in a strange way, the movie is a halfway decent homage to Taxi Driver. So if I can't get you to like this movie, at least I can get to you to enjoy the song, which is one of Brian May's finest creations.
After the jump; "You say you love me, and I hardly know your name"...