Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’
Vince is depressed following his divorce, and so to cheer him up, six of his friends decide to take him on a trip to a remote village for a boys weekend. However when they arrive, they find the whole village overrun by psychotic, homicidal women affected by an airborne virus them that turns them into man-hating cannibals. After the guys’ minibus driver goes crazy, they are left stranded in the countryside with only a group of man-eaters for company.
Doghouse is an addition to the comedy/horror genre and will probably be most compared to Shaun of the Dead since it deals with comedy, zombies and from the UK. It doesn’t quite live up to Shaun of the Dead if you were wondering, but the movie in itself wasn’t too bad. The comedy aspect provided some laughs and didn’t go overboard too much. Some of the characters were more likable than others, but that was probably by design. The horror aspect of the movie was hit and miss since some of the zombies looked pretty gross, but others were kind of dumb however that might be because they were intertwining it with some comedy. There was some decent gore, but you can tell they held back a little with the potentials.
As you read the review you probably can tell the average tone from it and that just about sums up the movie. It wasn’t too bad, but wasn’t too great either and throughout the film it was always hit and miss with things. I was a little disappointed with the ending because it started off with cool potential, but when the credits started to roll it left a little to be desired. I’d recommend the movie to fans of comedy/horror or zombie movies in general since it does have some things you will enjoy, but don’t expect to be blown away.
My Score: 6/10
Originally posted 2009-10-10 09:19:08.
Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy’s sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel.
You can seriously watch the first few minutes of The Good Guy and know exactly what will happen. I thought maybe to avoid being too cliche the beginning was used to throw people off, but nope, what you see is what you get. Speaking of cliche, this movie has a long list of them from the type of characters to some of the events in it such as a book club. All the characters are set a certain way and very predictable. The acting itself wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either. It would have to take amazing acting to try and save this dry and cliche story.
It’s hard to say too much positive about the film, but the overall production feel was decent and they captured Manhattan pretty well. Besides that you just get average acting and a predictable plot, and not to spoil anything, but there is no twist or anything. My first reaction when the film ended was, “That was it?” and I wondered what the point of watching it was since I could have just read the description and saved myself 1 1/2 hours. Regardless, if you are a fan of cliche romantic comedies it might be ok to you, but set the bar low.
The Good Guy Trailer
My Rating: 3/10
Originally posted 2010-06-13 10:26:33.