There's a phrase that is commonly employed in the more youthful circles of the internet. The youngins love to say they're "giving someone their flowers" whenever they extend compliments or respect to a legend- unsung or otherwise- in any field. The concept stems, no pun intended, from the idea of giving someone a bouquet while they're still alive to appreciate it, as opposed to waiting until they've passed away. And in the spirit of giving flowers, I feel millennials and Gen Z adults need to start pulling up with a Brinks truck full of roses for Jack Black.
In the 2000s, Jack Black went on an epic run of starring in children's films that became modern classics. The genius of this decision came from Black simultaneously working with his musical partner Kyle Gass on the legendary band Tenacious D, allowing fans to gravitate to a more mature side of the actor as they aged. Although every one of Black's performances could have potentially served as a bridge to his stellar work in Tenacious D, there's one movie in his filmography that acts as the perfect gateway to the band: School of Rock.
I can't speak for anyone else, but without School of Rock, I wouldn't have become the massive Tenacious D fan and subsequent metal fan that I eventually became. According to Comicbook.com, Jack Black is planning a School of Rock reunion for the film's 20th anniversary.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight promoting The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Black revealed plans for a 20-year School of Rock reunion with his younger co-stars.
"All those kids — dig this — they were 10 years old when we made that movie and now they're all, like, 30," he said. "We're gonna get together and have a 20-year anniversary. We like to jam. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the grownups from School of Rock." Black added he would "100 percent" share photos and videos from the cast reunion on social media when it happens later this year.