Synopsis by Mark Deming
The Mafia used to sometimes be called "the Black Hand," but one particular part of that hand gets the spotlight in this parody by Steve Oedekerk of one of the all-time great organized crime films. The Godthumb is a comic send-up of The Godfather in which all the characters are played by dressed-up thumbs with animated faces, much in the manner of Oedekerk's earlier comedy shorts Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle, Thumbtanic, and Batthumb. When not busy giving a thumbs-up to film history, Oedekerk works as a screenwriter whose credits include Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Kung Pow! Enter the Fist.
gangster, godfather [mafia], hands, Mafia, mob-boss, organized-crime, underworld