OK, I make deaf jokes all the time. To be fair, I have the common decency to put my hand over my mouth so any “hearing impaired” persons won’t be the wiser. See how nice I am?
But the news that Matt Hamill is having a movie made about his life is making my head scream so loudly in protest, I think I might personally go deaf myself. In case you haven’t heard, Hollywood is completely out of ideas, and as such has decided that a guy who can’t hear is the perfect underdog for a movie; a mixture of Rudy and Million Dollar Baby. Their words, not mine.
I don’t want to be insensitive, but is anyone buying this fucking load of shit? I can understand it’s harder to do certain things when you are deaf, but is ultimate fighting really one of them? I could understand if he was trying to compose symphonies, or trying to keep his job as a roadie for the Grateful Bead. But this is a guy who has to punch or throw around another human opponent all day. If anything, hearing can sometimes be a liability, especially if your corner man is retarded.
For a guy with a nothing record (4-1 in the UFC) who isn’t even considered a contender (maybe one day, but not yet), this movie seems, at the very least, a little premature. He isn’t up for any title contention, nor has he done anything really interesting other than losing to a bullshit decision against Bisping. This is the equivalent of making a movie about the last corn-infested shit I took. 20 bucks says it’ll be directed by Uwe Boll.
The only positive side of this would be a movie that’s finally about MMA. Of course, it would be about the boring lay-and-pray wrestling shit that drives me crazy, but it’s much better than anything else I see on the horizon. I just wish they would dig a little deeper and find, oh, I don’t know, a fucking Champion as a title character, rather than with a TUF noob! Maybe I’m just a hater, I don’t know. At least, Hamil won’t hear all the boos I’ll be making in the theater.