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
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.