The Pest[No Tickets]
The Pest is a revoltingly bad stinker that is easily in the running for the worst
film of the decade. John Leguizamo stars as Pestario "The Pest" Vargas, a Miami con man who begins
to annoy and grate on your nerves about .5 seconds after he appears on screen. Now,
this isn't the nice kind of annoying, where there's a certain endearing quality
about the character's obnoxiousness. Nor is this annoyance the love-to-hate-it quality of many a raffish prankster.
No...this is the gorge-rising-in-the-throat annoyance that inspires pure hatred.
If you remain in the theater at this point, it is only because there is the tiniest
of tiniest hopes that The Pest will die onscreen, and a small little spark of joy
will rekindle in your heart. What inspires this foolish hope? Well, a Nazi big
game hunter named Gustav (Jeffrey Jones in a role that makes his appearance in
Howard the Duck look like a brilliant career move) desires to hunt the most
dangerous game. In a mixup, The Pest is brought to Gustav's island, where,
for 24 hours, he becomes the prey in Gustav's sights. However, soon the realization
dawns that Gustav is a Nazi, and Nazis never win...so the Pest will live and
you will be subjected to another 80 minutes of torture and anguish. Make
the smart move...leave the theater, or better yet, don't go in the first place.
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