Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.
Crazy On The Outside stars Tim Allen along with a decent cast of supporting actors who have shined at some point in their career such as Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, J.K. Simmons, and Kelsey Grammer. Liking most of those actors may help with enjoying the film since the whole film is hit and miss. It is a very predictable and cliched story sprinkled with some originality. In fact just when I would enjoy a funny original scene, the next would make me realize the movie wasn’t going anywhere special. None of the characters really stood out in the film, but Sigourney Weaver had some funny moments being a pathological white liar.
The story and the way it progressed through the movie was the worst part. I won’t get into spoilers, but there are plenty of situations you have seen 100 times before and in a much better way. In fact halfway through I didn’t really care what happened with the characters since I already knew how it’d end and for the most part you will get the ending you expect. With all that said, Crazy On The Outside may be enjoyable for some people, but just don’t expect a funny unique comedy.
Crazy On The Outside
My Rating: 5/10
Originally posted 2010-03-31 06:53:21.
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?
John Dies at the End is a comic horror novel written by Jason Pargin (published under the pseudonym David Wong who happens to be the name of one of the main characters in the story). My review is based solely on the fact I have not read the novel, so take that into consideration when reading the review. I will note that after seeing the movie it makes me want to go back and read the novel which is always a good thing.
Being unfamiliar with the movie it did intrigue me since I am a big fan of comedy/horror, yet it is very difficult to find a good comedy/horror movie. For every good one you find there are usually ten bad ones made around the same time. John Dies at the End or JDatE as I will refer to it from here on out is one of those good movies you come across. The beginning prologue hooks you into the story and doesn’t let go until the credits roll. The dialogue is witty and entertaining, but they don’t shove the comedic aspect down your throat. The movie isn’t really scary, but there are some creepy elements along with some gore thrown in.
JDatE is full of weird stuff and as a result keeps you on your toes as you try to figure out where the story is going and what is next. Sure it is very weird, and some things you see leave you wondering WTF? But most importantly the movie doesn’t lose you amongst the craziness. The acting isn’t ground breaking, but each character fits their roles well and some of the cheesiness adds to the charm of the whole film. I wouldn’t put it on the same level as the Evil Dead franchise, but if you like those types of movies I’d definitely recommend seeing JDaTe.
John Dies At The End Trailer
My Rating: 8/10
Originally posted 2013-01-03 08:59:22.