Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tusk (2014)

This has been an interesting weekend, as I watched Genesis in a play, attended Steel City Con where I met Linda Blair from The Exorcist, and watched some killer movies. One of the best (and funniest) movies of the weekend was picked by my wife Brenda on Saturday night, the 2014 Kevin Smith entry Tusk! (#WalrusYes) 

Plot/ When podcaster Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone his plans don't go well and winds up meeting a strange man named Howe who has many stories to tell about is past life, during his interview he wakes up the next day finding out Howe isn't the person he thought he was, Howe has plans to surgically and mentally turn him into a walrus.

Let me start by saying that this one is definitely not for everyone. An extremely dark horror / comedy, this one had me laughing throughout, especially the ending, which is absolutely hilarious and in some ways shocking. There was a lot to like within the confines of this demented flick. The performances were solid, most of the storyline is believable (OK except for the Walrus), and there is a fun dynamic taking place (especially with the Johnny Depp parts). Yes, this flick is a touch unpredictable, outlandish, and has some very unrealistic moments, but that did nothing to bring it down. In the end, this movie works on many levels and should be seen with an open mind. Not for everyone, as I am sure that some people will not appreciate the idea of watching a man being transformed into a walrus, but Hell, it was hideously fun once complete! Give it a shot!

No comments:

Post a Comment