Isaacs Picture Conclusions

DIGGING UP THE MARROW (2014) THREE TOP HATS

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I really like Adam Green, I do. FROZEN is one of my favorite movies and I thoroughly enjoyed the HATCHET series, for the most part. I didn’t love this thing he did called SPIRAL but that’s OK and now there’s this. UMMMMMMMMMMMMM some of this movie really sucks it but, what does work is pretty good – it’s found footage, of course, isn’t everything these days – and Green comes off like an ever more awkward Leonard from The Big Bang Theory but it’s OK. I probably wouldn’t advise spending your hard earned money to rent it – I mean, working at the rubber plant for a living is tough enough – use that money wisely!!! Also – wear your rubbers!!!MARROW2

So Green is making a documentary about himself and his fans and his conventions he goes to and one day this old cook who is Ray Wise acting as an old cook tells him about this alternate reality thing he calls The Marrow where all of the freaks of nature go to live since they can’t live in society. Like two headed men and women born with arms coming out of their necks or a baby born with his head in his stomach and shit like that. He wants Green to document that shit and even show him pictures and drawings and books and all sorts of arcane shit about it. he also has something locked up with a giant chain in some room of his house and he screams at you if you try and look at it. That stuff was all kind of interesting and believable and then……….. they do a LOT of useless talking.MARROW3

“TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK,” they say to the camera and amongst themselves. “TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK TALK.” Then they go look at a hole in the ground. Stalking the hole in the ground on night, they whisper constantly and then something crawls out of it. Naturally, instead of trying to study it, they shine the camera on it and freak it out and it runs off so the mood is killed just like when your mom walked in on you while you were making it with Janie B_______ in your room when you were in 9th grade. That’s about the first hour which was so-so and then things start to get a little weird.MARROW4

Eventually they put up some closed circuit cameras around the hole and see Ray Wise crying into it one night. “CRY CRY CRY CRY CRY CRY CRY,” he weeps, reaching his hand into the abyss. I could go on but I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just say they run into things like the image above and those things pretty awesome but….MARROW5

… it is what it is. I could very easily name 100 much worse movies than this or you could just look HERE and save me the typing. Hopefully that will be up to date by the time this posts. Anyway, because it’s been a while, here’s a gif of Keanu Reeves from The Matrix:

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And here’s an instructional video on how to paint your fingernails:

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71 comments

  1. Hey you! I started this one but only got about 5 or 10 minutes in before I gave up. I thought it was called something else, though? Hmm. Didn’t like it enough to even bother googling to find out.

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  2. A three is fair. There are some great moments that kind of fall apart towards the end. The talking does get old, but it does do a good job of building up to the big monster reveals.

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    • theipc

      YEP YEP YEP YEP – the horror elements really work but the rest is just detritus. Why did we have to watch them sitting on a patio eating hamburgers and talking for fifteen minutes? I deal with enough of that in my real life, movie. More monsters!

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      • Lol, very true. I think there’s a really interesting story their, especially if they explore the underworld these monsters live in. That could be very cool, but probably too high of a budget for a sequel.

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    • theipc

      Clam!!!!!

      Good luck!!! Some of it works, some of it sux!

      LOVE Pen!!!

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  3. ERIC. I’M BAAAAAAACK!!!! I had to go all the way back here to sort out where I left off, but now I’ma get all caught up…eventually. Haha. Expect lots of love over the next few days!!! Anyway, I was kind of curious about this one. It seems maybe legit enough to give a shot. We’ll see. I think I do tolerate found-footage a bit more than you, so that might help. Lol. Excellent work, Giantess!!! 😀

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