Nacho Libre is a film I remember coming out in 2006. I’ve always liked Jack Black as an actor, but he’s had his shortcomings with some bad movies. I couldn’t remember if people liked this movie or not, but critics certainly didn’t back in 2006.
Jack Black plays a Catholic monk in Mexico. Despite his vows of celibacy, he has a crush on a very beautiful Catholic nun. His main job is to cook for everyone at the orphanage supported by the church. But with limited money, he finds it very difficult to make pleasant meals for everyone.
So he decides to become a Luchador, but he’s not very good at it. He gets a partner to train with for tag team matches, but both of them realize it’s not as fun as it looks.
They face some wild and crazy opponents, but even after they lose, they are surprised to see how much money they have earned. The crowds love them, and with the extra pesos, the orphanage has a much higher budget for quality food. But will everyone realize that this Catholic monk is really a wrestler?
Overall, Nacho Libre is a pretty mundane film. It’s not very funny, and the production values aren’t very good either. Jack Black has talent, but the script was very flawed and there’s not much he can do about it. I’m sure the film had fans, especially among Generation Z, but it’s definitely a subpar movie.