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The Cinematic Katzenjammer: Jan 6: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil


Jan 6: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

"Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids"

   In the short life of this blog, it features Jack Blackilfanaskisissis in two of the movies I have reviewed. This hilarious blood fest however, is much funnier and more entertaining than the orgy that was before. 
So, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is one smart and insanely original little gem. It takes the concept of teens in the woods getting attacked by hillbillies to a completely different level and uses those cliches in the most twisted, violent, and hilarious ways. The film is seen through the eyes of the hillbillies as they attempt to renovate their vacation cabin but are suddenly "attacked" by suicidal college kids. At least, that's what they think. Cue the insane freak outs!
   Of the college kids, their leader, or "alpha douche", is exactly that. I don't know if I need to give credit to the actor or not, but he was a complete and total ass. You really really hate all of the college kids and can't wait to see them all die. Because, face it, in crap like the Scream sequels, I Know What You Did Last Summer (fat camp!), and other dung-fests that continue to rape the box office, you are kind of forced to cheer for the hot blonde, the "every-man" (who's ripped, yet quirky, and shy) and/or any other cretins that latch onto them. 

He swears he's never had the courage to talk to you.

   Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is not a movie that will be seen by a lot of people, but I highly recommend it. Anyone who has even the slightest hard on for Bruce Campbell (we all do) and the Evil Dead series, will love the movie and you will really hope for sequels like those of Bruce. 

Does that look like the face of a god? Hell yes it does.

   With all the crap out now, especially in the horror genre, it's nice to see something as original as this. I am tired of franchises recycling the same shit over and over and over, each and every year, and selling it to us as something new (Saw, Paranormal Activity, Scream, or anything featuring a freaky ass girl or a meowing little boy). 

Sight: No jaw dropping shots or camera work, but insanely awesome special effects with just the right amount of gore
Sound: Twangy banjo cliches and gushing sound effects
Skill: Perfect casting for the two title characters, and like I said, super douche-ness from the "villain" 
Script: Excellent pacing and not really a boring moment, plus the insane originality makes it a damn good film

Overall: 8.9/10

Best Quote
Tucker: "Is that your blood!?"
Dale: "No! It's college kid blood!"

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At August 24, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Richard Kirkham said...

I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Alan Tudyek is i good actor and often the best thing in otherwise weak films. This should have a pretty high repeatability factor, especially if you get to introduce it to your friends while watching together.

At August 24, 2012 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Nick said...

Yes! I only watched it by myself but I can't imagine how fun this would be with a bunch of people. Tudyek really needs to be in more and I thought that after his run on Firefly, he'd have busted out a little more than he has.


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