We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter Christian fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
In the first half, this was a movie about Jesus.
In the second, Jesus just shit himself.
"You said this was going to be a simple in-and-out, sir. Simple just shit itself." - Joe Keenan
There's something about this film that hopelessly endearing. It's like a baby being birthed into the world; confused, lost, messy and gory from all of the afterbirth that's come after it, but ever so lovable. You think that's a weird analogy? Red State is a weird film.
Beginning as an immature and unfunny teen comedy, turning into a religious torture-porn movie, then twisting itself into a siege movie and ending a religious satire that leaves a massive grin plastered across your face at the end of a relatively short 80 minutes, it's probably one of the most schizophrenic movies of all time.…
Part of the No Rewatch November 2012 Project.
I waited for a while to watch this because I wasn't sure I wanted to see a Kevin Smith movie that was actually about anything. The Kevin Smith I have always loved is the king (along with Linklatter) of the Slacker Film and the man who paved the way for people like the Apatown Crew with this dick and fart humor that was really only a loose shell covering a believable and wonderful humanness. That he was now going around trying to actually make philosophical points wasn't something I relished the idea of. I knew the day would come when I would have to give it a look but I put it…
Kevin Smith loves to attract controversy, and with organised religion once again his particular target he does it on himself. Red State is a deviation from his comedic roots. Another pop this tie at hard line Christian fundamentalists, he does go over the score with his fervent rhetoric of these crazy nutters. Gay hating,America hating, government hating, these are people portrayed as on the fringe of society,but are there really people like this? Years ago America had the government debacle that was Waco, and although this is not based on any real events, this does echo those days and have an agenda.Evil men on both sides conspire to cross a line that brings mayhem.
Teenagers with loose morals, looking for…
Kevin Smith takes the horrible acts of maniacal religious extremists like the Westboro Baptist Church and takes it to its next logical step. Which is probably the scariest thing about this film.
Smith has done 'religion' before, with Dogma poking various holes in Catholicism, but while that was laced with comedy, and plenty of dick and fart jokes by way of Jay and Silent Bob, here he goes very serious. Something that he has never really done before (as shown by the flick's tagline "An unlikely film from that Kevin Smith"). It's a little odd to get used to at first, as it's only really through John Goodman's interaction with the criminally underused Kevin Pollack that we see any of…
Kevin Smith's film is a relatively decent concept with some fantastic actors that is shot to shit by the absolute worst execution a film like this could receive. It's too exploitative to meet its message seriously, and too serious about its message to satisfy on an exploitative level.
The film is just crying for someone to come in and help Kevin Smith pull off a smarter film that truly rocks you to your core. Sadly, the film as it exists is too weird of a film to do anything but leave you baffled.
Wow Kevin Smith did an excellent job, and I am very surprised!
Interesting look into cults and really enjoyed the filmwork. there were some really surprising scenes that I didnt see coming. all in all I thought it was a great movie, I will watch it again!
I wish Kevin Smith got bored with the View Askewaverse sooner, because then we would have more movies like this nasty bastard.
While this is a fine-enough film in its' ownright (albeit a little inconsistent in terms of the balance between mundane and extreme) it's really the performance and dialogue of Michael Parks that sets this thing on fire.
A film about the swell of an ego, that belonging to Kevin Smith.
I would tell him off in words he'd understand, but he's not worth my spit. And this "movie" is not worth anymore grease from my fingers or this keyboard.
Would have been better with Jay and Silent Bob.
Didn't pay much attention before so rewatched. Not the best Smith film, but it's not terrible.
john goodman, almost had the greatest ending to a movie ever but it didnt thats a shame
Not very good but John Goodman saved it from being a disaster.
I don't really know how I feel about this movie. I know that it is an attempt for director/writer Kevin Smith to take his love of mocking religion in a serious tone, but it just felt out of place for the guy who has done mostly comedies. While the subject matter is quite thought provoking, with the Five Points Church group being a mirror imaging of the insane Westboro Baptist Church, the rest of the movie just feels out of sync. It's a nice attempt for Smith to branch out into other genres, he considers this horror, but he has rooted himself in comedy that reaching into other places doesn't abode well for him. Nothing but the exaggerated look at…
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- Night of the Living Dead
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- Dawn of the Dead
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Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
- Light Sleeper
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It's close to midnight
Something evil's lurkin'in the dark
Under the moonlight
You see a sight that almost stops your…