Original, but too black for me!,
This review is from: Sightseers [DVD]  (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Serial killers on a camping holiday - that is a new one for me.
I like both Alice Lowe and Steve Oram - and the film has a kind of Mike Leigh feel to it (if Mike Leigh were ever to start making ultra-black comedies). It's well-observed and has some classic lines ("that is NOT my vagina!" - shouts an outraged Tina while flicking through holiday snaps on Chris' camera) but I can't say I really enjoyed it. It was just that bit too dark, and the blood and guts (and sound effects!) just that bit too realistic. I found myself cringing, not wanting to see who was going to die next. then again, I can't laugh at "you've been framed" clips where people have painful accidents, so I'm obviously a bit of a wimp when it comes to comedy violence.
But, on the plus side, it is a very original concept, and it's interesting how they've mixed something so black and graphic with at times very subtle humour and character observations. Interesting, but not really for me.