Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything, 2015 starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale and Sanjeev Bhaskar.  To start, I had never heard of this movie but it looked funny.  Funny it was, for the most part.  The story is about a council of aliens that discovers the existence of earth and decide to challenge it.  They want to see whether they are worthy, if not they are to be destroyed.  They pick one human at random to give absolute powers to do anything and they sit back and watch whether their human chooses the powers for good or evil.

A probe was launched years and years ago to explore space and hopefully run into alien races.  If it were to it was equipped with directions to Earth….Wait what??  Bad idea!!  A group of eccentric aliens find it and gather to test the Earth to see what kind of creatures inhabit it.  If humans are, according to their standards, decent, they are welcomed to be their friend, if not the planet is destroyed.  To test the species they pick one inhabitant at random and give it the powers to do absolutely anything so they may see if they will do good or evil.  Turns out, that random inhabitant is Neil (Pegg), a school teacher who hates his job, his headmaster, his students but adores his neighbor Catherine (Beckinsale). It reminded me of an older Hollywood comedy with lots of fun raw comedy.  This was a fun movie to watch.

Though not the funniest thing out there it still holds itself up as entertaining, which is to me, the end result.

 

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