Justified & Ancient
- Apr 2, 2019
Musicians; Ray Manzarec (Manzarek).
I hate any movie that has real animals "talking". It's just so stupid. Cartoons, fine.Didn't know it was Don Johnson but it featured on Alex Cox's Moviedrome series and I liked it. Could have been the worst movie ever if the film had been made with the original director, who wanted lip-synch (Disney style) for the dog instead of telepathy.
VIdeo unavailableI have a definite contender here in the form of a Russian `comedy fantasy` film from last year - the title of which translates as Love and Monsters. (NB Not to be confused with the American film from 2020 going under the same title!)
A young Russian guy, on the rebound from a failed relationship, sets of to a resort in sunny Bulgaria to drown his sorrows. However, he falls in lust with one of the flight attendance en route - after accidentally ripping off her dress - and attempts to pursue her despite the suspicion he receives from the locals for being a stereotypical Russian tourist. Then he discovers that the coast is being menaced by these giant shrimp like creatures who eat people. But, hey ho, the only way to ward them off is to get off your face - because they are allergic to booze! It becomes a love song to drunkenness.
That premise makes it sound quite interesting - but it's the sub-Carry on slapstick, the ludicrous looking CGI `monsters`, the holiday advert photography, the resolute repudiation of any kind of intelligence - and the way it wastes a whole lot of talent (a lot of good actors signed up for it - including the Estonian Kirril Karo - of The Sniffer fame).
And anyway, I have since learnt that it - in terms of its premise - is a blatant (and uncredited) rip off of an Irish film from 2012 called Grabbers.
What's not to dislike?
All here with English subtitles. Enjoy!