I just want to come right out and say this: I had been very eagerly excited for this for a year or longer. Waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting and then I found out that this came out and NO ONE TOLD ME??????!!!!!???? so – coincidentally, I had to take off (the day of this writing exercise) for the plumber to come over and I gave this a rent and – I LOVE when people get their movies made and I LOVE that people are creative and I LOVE that this anthology was put out
goddamn was I disappointed. Maybe I had my hopes too high or maybe my expectations were too great or something or something but this was not what I wanted. Obviously there are 26 short films in here and a bunch of them are simply WHAT THE FUCK??? and some of ’em are just dumb and some of ’em are just super weird and I only really liked maybe two or three of them. Again – I appreciate this project a zillion percent, it’s just not what I wanted. : ( : ( : ( : (
I mean, the day I am writing this I watched this yesterday and nothing really stands out in my memory as AWESOME!! What does stand out?? There’s a Japanese piece about “who can masturbate and jizz the quickest to obscene images or else the guy gets killed”. Angela Bettis directs a spot about spiders. Ti West’s entry was – shrug. There’s a piece about a guy sitting on a surfboard that I didn’t get. Claymation, a piece about a dog and and a cat set to WWII tones, a Japanese take on how America sucks, Xavier Gens’ short is downright nasty, there’s a Sci Fi spot, tons of wieners (both erect and not), GALLONS and GALLONS of blood and it took me all day to sit through it.
Thinking about this today, I think my biggest disappointment was that it seemed everyone was taking themselves way too seriously – except for the guys who did the letter “Q” (which is Q IS FOR QUACK) (which stands out as my favorite of the bunch). There’s also one with a talking bird that was pretty fun, the letter D for DOGFIGHT was a pretty cool slo-mo thing that reminded me of a cool music video back when they still made cool music videos. What else? There’s a fetus in a toilet, a separate, cartoon about a turd that won’t flush, a Japanese fart fetish thing that, I think was supposed to be funny but it was just wrong and something I totally didn’t understand about some burned dude who has film in his scarred skin???
Anyway – there it is – and it is what it is. *SHRUGS* Sad face. There’s my thoughts if you’re wanting to take shot at this and if you do – beware the letter X – it’s gruesome. Like my friend RANCHIE likes to say – it’s gruesome as fuck.