It's a cool story where we follow John Goodman as Woolsey, a horror director that never seem to get as known as he'd like.
The world is in the middle of the Cuban missile crisis and everyone is on the edge of they're seats, so it seems like the perfect time to add some suspence to an already exciting film. He directs "Mant!" a film about a man bitten by an radient ant... Effects like vibrating scenes, smoke, thunder and pyro into the movie theatre are a nice idea, combined with staged nurses that make sure everyone put their names to a paper in case of a viewer heart attack. The don't want to get sued, you know. At the same time some young kids are trying to impress girls at school - as everyone knows this is not easy business, but being a tough guy at the movies might help.
The blend of the several plots here are very good. We see several minutes of "Mant!" but also what's going on behind the scenes when it's time for the big premiere. A film in the film, get it?
Time flies and this is very enjoyable. Pretty funny film and I like both the characters and actors here. Solid stuff. A b-movie tribute in a neat packaging.
7 out of 10 Bill's.
P.S. - John Goodman is sensational in this role. This honestly might be my favorite performance of his. Just another reason why John Goodman is my favorite character actor of all-time.