In the absence of being able to write anything new, I thought I would share my thoughts (again) on this movie I just love. I was able to watch this the other day and absolutely loved it all over again. Feckin awesome. I wish every movie could be this fun.
I’m getting ready to go dump a bunch of praise on this movie because I absolutely LOVED it. It’s an Irish monster movie with it’s tongue so far in it’s cheek it’s about to rip out. The cast is a little difficult to understand in both their dialect and the words they say but I really loved every minute of it and now have a new favorite saying (from this move):
SOUND EFFECT: KOCK KNOCK KNOCK
HUSBAND: (WIFE)!!! SOMEONE’S AT TH’ DOOR!
WIFE CHARACTER: I’M BARELY DRESSED!!
HUSBAND GRUMBLING ON WAY TO DOOR: FECKIN’ FECK BOLLOCKS CUNTS
HUSBAND LOOKS THROUGH PEEPHOLE, LOOKS CONFUSED, YELLS TO WIFE:
“IT’S THAT FECKIN TONY..
AND HE’S PISSED AS A FART!!!” (Drunk)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Feckin hilarious!
Anyway, it’s always hard for me to recommend things – especially to new Good and Beautiful and Most Beloved readers. The point of this site is to examine whether or not I liked a movie and to maybe help someone form an opinion before they waste their hard earned money (and to protect your from The Most Unclean). I think if, after a bit of hanging out, you’ll see the way I look at things and what my tastes are; I absolutely loved this – this is my type of monster movie. It’s slyly funny, there’s no over the top anything, it’s set on a small island near Ireland and the creature effects are fantastic. Plus, here’s the plot: “When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.” Sound good?? I loved it. There’s a few plot holes but what DOESN’T have any??? This was totally worth the 8 bucks to rent. I even have it going on again while I write this.
Something crashes into the ocean one night and immediately kills off three fishermen – that’s no spoiler – that’s the first five minutes. The next morning, a man is out peacefully walking his dog on the beach, complete to a lovely, peaceful violin and harp score, aaaahhhh idyllic… and then we sweep out over the beach littered with dead whales. The cops, who never have to deal with ANYTHING on this island aside from drunk people, are called in and ugly things like in the pic above are discovered. Alien leeches that feast on human blood!! But they’ve never encountered blood like this… blood saturated with whiskey, vodka, Guinness and Home-Brew!!! This makes them (the aliens) sick so they figure, to survive the night, they just need to barricade up in the pub, drink like there’s no tomorrow and the next day they’ll call in help from the mainland.
So they all get it on and drink and fight and dance and sing “Whiskey in the Jar” and the whole thing is good, clean fun. I LOVED the drunk-angry bartender and the drunk-happy deputy. I also loved the F/X and the supporting role by the lady in red, above. All of these characters really played out well, to me. I also liked it when, in the background, these older ladies are trying to make a decoy of the cop and are really fussing over the “head” (a lampshade). Or that brief scene where the 80-years-drunk fisherman is whispering that they should just throw the local catholic priest out as bait and he’s all “I beg your pahdon???” and the fisherman is all, “Heh, Heh, Heh, no sacrilege intended, father”. Or it might just be that I just like this kind of shit : ) Here’s to ya!!