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Trailer Probe: Rock-afire Explosion
© Joe Crowe
July 06, 2008

Movies of geekity interest should be only two minutes long. Trailers make us laugh. They make us cry. They work so hard to make us happy.

Trailer Probe rates the geek explosion content, how much our cortex is combusted with a volley of geekitude and dork disengagement level is reasons you won't spaz about it.

Rock-Afire Explosion

Reason to watch: I just realized I have nostalgia for something I did not remember I had nostalgia for.

You'll like this if you had a Showbiz Pizza. in your town, so you could consume the potent cocktail of arcade games, pizza, and loud noise. The animatronic animal band Rock-afire Explosion including a piano playing gorilla appeared at random intervals,and costumed folk dressed as the band walked around freaking out the toddlers.

This is a documentary about the Rock-afire fan nation, which I now know to exist. It looks like a funny 80s-nostalgia flick like King of Kong.

Some Rock-afire fans buy up the pieces of the band, and the best part is, they animate the band to perform in time to non-Showbiz music. They take requests.

The original guy who did the Rock-afire voices is onboard, and he does some of the new videos, like for White Stripes and Shakira. The videos are just delightful.

Dork disengagement level: You have ever been an adult in a position of authority at Showbiz, or its less fun descendant Chuck E. Cheese.

You don't like bad pizza. Animatronic characters frighten you.

You are under a physician's care to keep your nostalgia under control.

You didn't have a Showbiz anywhere near you, so you had to depend on every other pizza joint, which had ugly humans and maybe two arcade games, one of which was always Galaga. No offense intended to Galaga, but dang, maybe I want to play something else every now and then.

Geek explosion level: 800,000 geek parts per million.

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