This video of Don Cheadle playing a sociopathic, unhinged version of Captain Planet is easily the best thing I’ve seen from Funny or Die in months, for reasons not the least of which being that they made the ‘Heart’ ring guy borderline retarded, just like I always imagined him. Just like the ‘Culture’ guy from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Jesus, remember when that was the biggest thing around?).
But while we’re enjoying this, let’s not forget that they’re actually making a Captain Planet movie.
“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said Snyder. “We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”
“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations.”
Oh I remember Captain Planet, alright. I also remember girls in painted overalls, the AIDS scare, and Richard Grieco. But if you saw Avatar and thought, “You know what this could use? Less nuance.” Then I’m sure this is the film for you.
That said, if it has Don Cheadle calling people “dickhole,” I’m there.