Actors: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Bubba Ho-tep|
|In the 1970s Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) becomes bored of his life as a famous singer and he seeks out an impersonator with whom he can "temporarily" switch places. He chooses Sebastian Haff (also Campbell). Elvis embraces his new life as an impersonator and never goes back to his real life. One day he falls from the stage during his show and ends up in a small town hospital. There he stays for decades until he eventually bores of his new life as Sebastian and admits that he is really Elvis. By then no one is willing to believe his story and Elvis may have to spend the end of his life in a dirty nursing room.
Elvis befriends another long-term hospital patient who believes that Elvis really is Elvis. This new friend (Ossie Davis)thinks that he is JFK; even though he's black. (It's all part of a cover up). Together Elvis and JFK experience some mysterious events: other patients are mysteriously dying, giant insects are attacking the patients, and the power surges on and off without explanation.
The pair learn that an Egyptian mummy was accidentally left in a nearby pond; it is killing the hospital patients in its quest for food. Elvis and JFK decide to battle the mummy to save their lives.
--P Cohen, Resident Scholar
17 FREE Sci-Fi Ebooks!
FREE "How to be happy" Ebook!
|Analysis of Bubba Ho-tep|
|Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about|
books by breaking them down into many different literary
elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
**Fantasy or Science Fiction?**
- fantasy story on present day Earth
Kind of Horror Story
- the mummy/alien Egyptian chased me!
- fat (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- physically sick
Secondary Main Character
- fat (man)
How much in movie?
- An "It".
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
- super strength
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- missing body parts/abilities
- 20th century (1970's to Present)
Takes place on Earth?
- mental hospital
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Tone of movie
Comedy or somewhat funny movie?
- Occasional swearing
|Most similar reviews by Gordonator ranking|
|Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
starring Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland
|Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
starring Valerie Leon, Andrew Keir, James Villiers, Mark Edwards
|Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Richard Deacon
|The Mummy (1932)
starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners
|The Mummy Returns
starring Brendan Fraser, Rachael Weisz, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo, Freddy Boath, Patricia Velasquez, The Rock,
Resident Scholar Profiles
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).