Break out the lame Internet jokes, because Trollhunter is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.
Review in a Nutshell: An extremely dry, Scandinavian comedy masquerading as a found-footage horror film, Trollhunter is a movie filled with environmental metaphors, social commentary, and trolls.
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I’m about half way through the episode and there is a found-footage thing that isn’t horror. The 2006 TV anime Flag. The show was structured as someone going through a warzone photo-journalist’s photos and videos. I could easily see the concept working as a movie.
Paul, if you want to see a movie serving up severed vampire head action you should check out an early 80’s Shaw Brother’s flick called Boxer’s Omen. It’s about a boxer from Hong Kong who travels to Thailand to fight Bolo Yeung, but ends up in the middle of a feud between a monk and a bunch of Tagalog speaking witch doctors. It’s a really fascinating piece of incoherent spectacle. Word of warning though, it does contain some actual animal cruelty mixed in with its puppet cruelty.
And in reference to the comments about found footage being a horror only genre, there was a 2010 Chinese romantic comedy called Break Up Club that used the technique. It didn’t really add much to the film except for 10 minutes at the beginning and at the end to explain where all the cameras were and why. I’m not bringing this film up as suggested viewing, only to say that it exists.
Paul, there is a movie called Mystics in Bali that has a Penanggalan in it. Cinemassacre did a video about it. It looks insane.
This is one of the best things about the GME podcast, all the listeners suggesting movies. I don’t know about you guys but I’m going to be adding some things to my Netflix and Hulu. 😀
I did not have a problem with the comedic moments of “The Host” because when they went to the action and suspenseful scenes, it felt effective.
The jokes also worked, unlike something like Transformers, where you go “*groan* OK, go back to the action.”
Hollywood, keep chipping away with “Arrested Development” Mr. Chapman needs to catch up before the new season!
Thank you, BTW, for teaching me a little bit about Cat Stevens. I didn’t know who did that weird song at the end of Extras, but it sure grew on me. I would rarely skip it when I watched it on DVD.