A few days ago, I finally watched Lee Tergesen's latest film, "Tooken," a comedy spoof of the "Taken" franchise.
Even though it's been out for a while, I hadn't bothered to watch the movie before now, despite being a huge Lee fan. Earlier this year, I had seen the movie's trailer, as well as some clips on its Facebook page, and, to be perfectly honest... I wasn't all that interested in seeing more. The movie didn't look particularly good, or maybe it just wasn't my kind of movie, and I was afraid I would be cringing in second-hand embarrassment the entire time. But Showtime recently added it to its schedule, so I figured I'd give it a shot. And you know what?
The movie was MUCH better than I expected! Lee is in nearly EVERY scene (looking very, verrrrrrry nice, I must add), and he seemed to be having a blast. And that energy and the goofiness were contagious. I mean, yes, the movie was stupid, but there WERE some genuinely funny moments. All the actors were surprisingly good, obviously Lee in particular, and I think that made a huge difference. In retrospect, I think the trailer was poorly assembled and the taken-out-of-context clips made it seem worse than it really was.
The farther I got into the movie, the more I was able to enjoy it for what it basically was: a great opportunity to watch an adorable LeeEEEeee in action!
So, I then watched the movie a second time, taking screencaps throughout, and I'm posting 60 of them here (along with descriptive captions) for other Lee fans to enjoy. I KNOW that SEEMS LIKE A LOT, but it's actually less than half of what I took, so! I think I deserve some credit for managing to narrow it down to what I did. The quality of the caps isn't as great as I'd like, because the parental controls on my desktop computer prevented me from streaming the movie there (apparently, giant penises are an issue even if they're fake), so I had to use my ipad. Obviously, SPOILERS abound, although I use my captions to describe Lee himself, more than the actual plot of the movie (yes, there was a plot!).
Sooo... let's get to it! :-)
Yay, top billing! And they spelled his name right!
We first meet Lee's character while he's slugging back vodka.... (LOL, just like Toby!)( another 60 (sixty!) screencaps behind the cut )