Just a quickie post to recommend this nice little flick for your weekend viewing pleasure. You may have to wait a while for the DVD; but when it does hit the stores: grab a few beers & some nibblies, take the phone off the hook, kick off ya shoes, assume the position on the sofa…and hit play.
I’m always a bit nervous about putting fingers to keyboard for movie reviews, as I’m one of those people who hates reading them…(and watching trailers, come to think of it)…for fear of spoiling the surprise. (Plus, I prefer to make up my own melon anyway. Maybe I’ll go compare opinions after the fact. But even then, more often than not, I’ll do that with friends of similar tastes, rather than some faceless geezer on the internet who I don’t know from Adam).
So with a view to not spoiling the movie for y’all, I’ll try and keep it brief. I think the main thing that makes this such a fun flick…for me…is the fact that it’s got a low-budget/B-movie feel. No Industrial Light & Magic special effects here, no A-list actors in sight; plus…and here’s the kicker…I hadn’t really heard anything about it, ’til I looked it up on IMDB. It’s one of those rare gems you just happen upon.
No disrespect to the lead characters intended with the A-list comment btw. I did recognize Alan Tudyk (Tucker) from a Knight’s Tale and whilst I couldn’t actually place Tyler Labine (Dale), I’m sure his face rings a bell. (If you know what I mean). Both are perfectly cast as our unfortunate heroes.
In reference to the plot, I’ll just say that if you’ve ever seen Jon Voight & Burt Reynolds in Deliverance, you’ve ever been camping away from civilization (no a campsite with all mod cons doesn’t count) and more importantly, you’ve ever been quick to judge a book by it’s cover; I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of this movie. It’s 110 mins of pure tongue-in-cheek sloblock…and therefore most excellent fun!
I can’t imagine it winning any oscars or being listed in the top 100 movies of all time with oldies like Bogart’s Casablanca. But it’s a classic none the less. (A bit like: Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay in that respect ;o)