Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

As a small child Jack watched in utter fear as his perfect parents and kid sister are unexpectedly attacked and killed by a monster while on their yearly camping trip. Now Jack is facing anguish and guilt from the traumatizing experience, and has to work with his explosive temper. With this burden in mind, Jack is also trying to balance work as a plumber, a bitch for a girlfriend, and night classes at a local college. Though his life is soon to change. After a class, his professor (Robert Englund) asks if he would be kind enough to take a look at his pipes as he is having some issues with a house he is renovating. Ofcourse, Jack takes a trip by the house that evening. While working on the issue, the pressure from clogged pipes expands to the back yard and an illuminating crack begins to show through the lawn. Soon a dark presence is released and Jack is again faced with his fear of monsters.



I really liked this movie and will probably even consider getting myself a copy. This was not as monster filled as I worried. For me, monsters usually mean cheese, and I can only handle so much.. so I try and steer clear... but I decided to give it a chance and I am very happy that I did. This was an entertaining plot and well put together in my opinion. A needed refresh from all the remakes currently circulating our theaters. This was a bit weak on realistic gore, as all the gore in the film was green and such to fit the 'monster' category... but it was obviously put together with love by the fx crew so it has just as much respect from me, even if I prefer realism. Also, they gave me perverted screen shots haha.



One thing I want to ask though, what in the fuck is wrong with people? I did a quick look over on IMDB and My Name is Bruce is almost hitting 10 and this movie is down in the 6 range with an assortment of bad reviews. Are you kidding me? This movie was the only thing that kept me from falling into a vegetable state after watching My Name is Bruce. This movie had some fun special effects, and had a very funny script and with well selected actors(except for the supposedly 'hot' chicks). The lead as Jack cracked me up, and Robert Englund was obviously a handful... Seriously..

8 comments:

beedubelhue said...

Robert Englund usually spells a-v-o-i-d when I'm picking out movies to watch,unless we're talking Hooper's Eaten Alive(1976) where the future Freddy Krueger gets his ass chompified by the killer croc.I'll have to check this one out,though.I value your opinion,dah-ling!

Balberith said...

Aww, your a Rob hater :(

Caunedhiel said...

Yeah, I am not a Friday the 13th or Nightmare on Elm Street fan, either. I like Freddy Kreuger, but the movie is just bad. Have you seen the Phantom of the Opera with him? It was pretty good. The girl from Popcorn was in it.

beedubelhue said...

I don't hate HIM per se,just his assinine signature character,who's always been about as terrifying as a paper plate full o'cheez whiz.

Balberith said...

Haha, I guess Nightmare of Elm St is my guilty pleasure. Later in the series, it does get over the top cheesy.. but it is expected, kind of like Troma films. I do have Phantom with Robert, I keep putting it aside though.

Caunedhiel said...

Actually, it is pretty good! I am a big fan of the story itself, though. I like to see different tellings & I also love dark romance films. Haha I may have to give Nightmare another chance.

Johnny 666 said...

I recently saw this one too, but me being a slimey monster fan, i dug the fuck outta it. I loved how Jack Brooks' annoying girlfriend just makes barking noises by the time the finale rolls around. I've been dying to see My Name is Bruce for years now, but after reading so many mediocre reviews, I dunno if I can be arsed.

Balberith said...

Definitely! I was waiting for Jack to hit her, but I guess she got something in the end.

Same here with Bruce. I have been hearing word of the film for a while and it felt like everything was coming out as slow as possible, so when it FINALLY made presentation I was stoked.. but unfortunately let down :(