Jeez, I’m not even sure how to describe this film, for it really defies all description. I’ll give it a shot though. Basically, Caesar (Steven Michaels), who’s rather unbalanced, is holding court with his buddies. They’re BSing about who they think will win the gladiator matches and such, and Caesar is totally messing with them. Then they call up a slave from the dungeons who’s accused of committing murder, and he’s sentenced to be thrown to the lions, but then Caesar changes his mind and wants to make the guy his new little buddy.
Sound stupid? It was. My god it was…but oddly enough, it was in a good way. This short film from director Arthur Johnson is so lame and so utterly cheesy that it’ll have you cringing from start to finish. Even so, it’s actually pretty funny. There’s a point where something’s lame, when something’s really lame, and then there’s a point where it’s gone so far beyond lame that it’s actually funny and fun to watch. That’s what Caesar’s Day in Court is, and I don’t think Arthur will be upset with me for saying it’s so lame it’s funny, because I’m pretty sure he knew that when he made it, and that’s what he was going for. So in fact, it’s actually a compliment.
Everything about this film screams cheese. The cheesy costumes, the cheesy acting, the cheesy green screen backgrounds, the cheesy dialog…just, everything. That’s what makes it funny.
There’s really not a lot more to say about it. I liked it, and if you get a chance to see it and you want to spend 17 minutes having fun, make sure you check it out.
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