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I like original independent films
on 7 July 2014
I think you need to see this in the right frame of mind. To put things in perspective, I like non-hollywood blockbusters. I like Withnail, Life of Brian, Sexy Beast, Amelie, League of Gentlemen (film and TV series) and slightly quirky stuff.
I rate Simon Pegg but I've been generally disappointed with his post spaced/early film efforts, but I think this film has the potential to be a cult film of the next decade. I can see how it could be considered slow, but if you are patient and in the right mood, I think you might just love it.
It's very very theatrical. It's basically a stage play but more energetic than a stage play. It's very 'Pegg"; very 'League of gentleman'. It' has something. I think, like all cult films, it has a certain charm and 'feel' that makes it fun to watch and, I suspect, re-watch.
It could be sh*t, It could be original. It's may be a bit of both - I think I loved it.
If you like theatrical indulgence, a tongue in cheek bit of fun and you want something to watch and enjoy on a few levels (although whether high brow or not I am probably not quite bright enough to judge) I'd say, keep it for a private viewing with a couple of malts or a splif (if that's your thing) and enjoy the 'spaced-like' / 'league of gentlemen' feel that pervades.
If I was Simon Pegg, I'd say I was as proud of this as Spaced. But I'm not. So I won't.
If you watch it and think it's sh*t, I could understand that too - but for me, I considered it worth writing a review. I generally don't do that.