I watch a lot of movies.
Wow, what a ride! I found out about this movie through a Letterboxd list referencing macho bullshit or something along those lines and this doesn't disappoint. You have an undercover cop with a Nile monitor as a pet and a white supremacist biker gang out for blood. COUNT ME IN... for the butt kicking of course, not the white supremacists.
These movies are truly a dime a dozen and about as original as a K-pop group, but I just can't…
There's a whole lot to unpack here, but I mainly want you to know that this movie is worth your time and worth a watch. It has messages that can seem to get lost in today's fast-paced culture and audiences will definitely benefit from this entertaining reminder. The subtlety in those messages do feel a bit heavy-handed at times, though. The folks I saw the movie with labeled it as an instant classic and while my opinion of it isn't as high as theirs, I'm also a relatively well-adjusted white dude not currently searching for meaning on this rollercoaster we call life.
I have so much damn love for this movie. The soundtrack is perfect and Tom Atkins is one of my faves because of this plus Night of the Creeps. To top it all off, those masks are just as iconic to me as the one for Michael Myers. Shove that in your pipe and smoke it!
Flaws are just as numerous as the highlights to be fair though, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. I have…
Almost everyone I follow has this rated a four or higher. Is this the moment I realize slashers aren't my thing? I honestly think that might be the case, since I find Slugs infinitely better.
When all is said and done, Pieces doesn't disappoint. The chainsaw murders were wildly hilarious and a lot of scenes were head-scratchers (in a good way) that left me with more questions than answers. Did dance classes like that really happen? Why did the cops leave him alone? Was the ending meant to scare or cause uncontrollable laughter?