Unbelievably cool practical monster designs - needed at least 10 more minutes of them, this took waaaaaay too long to really get going.
That Jack in the Box!!! Wowza!!!
I enjoyed the moving of the action from “regular life” to a military base, where conformity and uniform thought is already encouraged. Some fun implications there. Unfortunately the whole thing ends up feeling a little too slight compared to the bugnuts body horror thriller that is the 70s version (a personal fave of mine). Some wonderful effects tho, and the kid and Meg Tilly are really, really good. That Meg Tilly scene genuinely might be one of my favorite acting moments I’ve watched this year. Just absolutely chilling. Pure evil. Go off, Meg.
It smells like bussy in here
Cage is fantastic here. So wonderful to see him getting these type of roles in this new act of his career. The art of film is simply better with him around and giving it his all.
Very very funny. Prefer the first half where it’s just investigating this weird, inventive premise, instead of the second where it becomes a weird satire about cancel culture (which still has some good and funny moments, but overall, eh). Didn’t think the final 15…
Doesn’t really hold up, unfortunately, although Kenan and Kel are clearly very funny and talented. Any bright spot of this scatterbrained movie is because of their ability to deliver a great line or a bit of physical comedy.
Ska Version of “I’m A Dude” whips ass
Some surprisingly solid car stunts??
Probably not talking enough about Linda Cardellini in this movie (not checking to see how old she was when she filmed this, please don’t cancel me)
Lovely time watching this last night at Focal Point Brewing with Astoria Horror Club!
Can’t believe I hadn’t really heard of this before they announced they were playing it? It’s a bit of an underrated classic, isn’t it? Cheap as sin but filmed competently, a knowing script, fun practical effects, and the action starts IMMEDIATELY! Ain’t no waiting here! This is bugnuts from the get go!
Louise Lappet giving a performance that might qualify for both an Oscar and a…
What a joy to watch! So sweet, so charming, beautifully framed, lovely colors, plenty of fart jokes. What else could you ask for?
The end captures that feeling of young Christmases better than maybe any other film I’ve seen. Being so excited you have to spontaneously start hula hooping? We’ve all been there. God, that kid is CUTE!!