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Jack Brooks Monster Slayer
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:58 pm
Really good fun and witty script.
Give me rubber monsters over CGI any day!
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:50 pm
Fun, and a great turn from Englund... but a bit too thin.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:56 pm
jonbly wrote:Fun, and a great turn from Englund... but a bit too thin.
Skipped this one, couldn't face anything after Martyrs and it looked pretty standard from the trailer. It's getting quite a lot of coverage so I will check it out on DVD. This and Autopsy
are really failing to set the forum alight aren't they.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:42 pm
Was determined to see this after Martyrs and it paid off.
Low maintenance, low demand FUN.
Evil Muppets have been fumbled by no less a "talent" than Peter Jackson, so this was a triumph ! That chap who played Jack Brooks could be the new Bruce Campbell if he plays his cards right.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:19 pm
It was what was needed. Perhaps took a bit of time to get going, but it's always good to see Robert Englund in more than a one-scene cameo (cough Hatchet cough) and it shows up the superiority of endearingly cheesy physical monster effects rather than twenty billion pixels of sleek and shiny CGI. Very enjoyable.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:59 pm
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:09 pm
Meh, took a bit too long to get going, spent far too long on Jack's anger management issues, and he only actually became a monster slayer in the last 10 minutes or so.
Once Robert Englund became that monster and Jack was fighting him, we were in B-movie heaven, but it had dragged a bit up to then. This was a welcome fun film after Martyrs, but it just felt a bit like an elongated episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Fun, but was expecting it to be better
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:11 pm
I did think that Jack needed to work on his quipping. You can't slay beasts without cracking wise every now and then.
Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:37 pm
Forgot to mention the score by Ryan Shore - there is a CD coming soon, I believe, though I think it's a limited pressing.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:42 am
I loved this one! Jack reminded me of Adam Sandler (happy gilmore) and thought it was really funny. I will definately own this movie and watch it for fun.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:40 pm
Waaaaaay too short...we need more!!!
Loved it, the perfect pick-me-up after a pretty depressing day. Had all the ingredients of a classic...just way too short.
Fingers crossed for the sequel, it certaily has the potential.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:14 pm
TV spin off yeah!!!!
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:42 pm
Fenriz wrote:Meh, took a bit too long to get going, spent far too long on Jack's anger management issues, and he only actually became a monster slayer in the last 10 minutes or so.
I agree, but they probably just did the best they could with the budget. In the end it was good fun. Let's say 6.5/10
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:55 pm
was MEGA dissappointed in this!! Was expecting it to be chessy, but funny and cool at the same time. It failed.
I tried to like this, I really did and i chuckled here and there but on a whole this was "blah" film for me.
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:27 pm
I liked this one - did what it said on the tin. It finished the day off perfectly for me, particularly after Martyrs.