Saturday, 1 June 2013

John Ends on a Die

It's the movie whose title is a spoiler! Or is it? One thing is certain... I'm standing up and applauding this.

This is the story of David Wong, who gets injected with 'soy sauce' and then... bam, he can make out the weird shit that's happening in the world. And it's some pretty screwed up stuff. But the main point about it all is... this is really well done. This is what Sam Raimi was wishing he was doing right now. Supernatural weirdness, with lashing of gore, all smeared over with great dark humour. It doesn't matter if you see any of it coming or not, because this is a great ride to be on.

...and looking at the director, I see it is Don Coscarelli... who did Bubba Ho-Tep! Well, that explains a lot! There's a couple of names in here. Doug Jones looking suitably gaunt. Paul Giamatti looking suitably slumpy. And... can't say I spotted others, but is it just me, or does Clancy Brown look like Vincent Schiavelli?

Effects are good, actors give good performances. The plot is weird and not worth trying too hard to understand, but as I said it's very easy to sit back and enjoy.

It's not often I praise a movie on this blog, but this one definitely gets thumbs out. Go check it out already!



Meromo said...

You should take a look at the book too - it's a great and amusing read. There's a sequel out too:
"This Book is Full of Spiders - Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It"

I haven't read this one yet, but it's another great title!

Jamas Enright said...

Boom! Audiobooks to listen to!