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Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny” is the 5th script that the team of Jack Black and Kyle Gass created with director/musician, Liam Lynch (“United States of Whatever” and “Sifl & Olly Show.”) I can only speculate why the first four scripts never got produced, but I would guess it had something to do with copyright issues and the 70’s cult hit ‘Sgt. Pepper’ featuring the Bee Gee’s. “P.O.D” as I have started to call it, is as formulaic as it comes. In fact, it’s almost mocking the “hero on the mission” Hollywood formula. Only this mission includes run-ins with Big Foot, Satan, and Ben Stiller. Tenacious D supplies their usual brand of humor and there are a good amount of laughs in it. Good for one of those rainy Friday nights with just you, a bag of Doritos and 4 liters of Diet Pepsi. The best part of this movie though is the spot-on casting of “Lil’ JB” played by Troy Gentile. He can rest easy knowing his career will flourish as long as Black keeps getting work.