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Sunday, June 2, 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: JOHN DIES AT THE END




When a powerful new drug opens the gateway for an inter-dimensional invasion, the only two people on the planet capable of saving mankind are a pair of dubious amateur exorcists. Adapted from author David Wong's cult novel of the same name. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Director: Don Coscarelli

Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman.

Release Date: Jan 25, 2013

Rated R for gore, Drug Content, Bloody Violence, Language and Nudity

Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min.

Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Review:

I wish I could tell you I understood what John Dies At the End is about but I just can’t. Its plot is like Interview with a Vampire meets batshit crazy. The interesting thing is that it’s funny and engaging. The film has a strange kind of energy that lets you overlook the fact that none of the plot makes much sense at all. If you just go with it, it’ll lead you down an inventive and original path. The two leads, Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes, supply the film a charismatic energy that hard to ignore. Williamson has an interesting energy, crazed but focused while Mayes looks like he’s a lost Hemsworth brother. The always enjoyable Clancy Brown has a small supporting role which could have been greatly expanded to the film’s benefit. The film leaves the door wide open for a sequel so maybe we’ll see more of him and maybe some plot.

C+

4 comments:

  1. This looks odd like an odd and crazy film, definitely need to skip it. Great review though.

    -James

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    1. It is very strange to say the least.

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  2. Oh damn. I thought you might like it about as much as me. Yes it's silly and yes, it doesn't make much sense - but that's exactly why I enjoyed it so much :-)

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    1. I did actually enjoy it, just found it a little uneven. I did think the crazy silliness of it all worked in it's favor.

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