Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Country: Canada, USA
Director: Eli Craig
Mini-Synopsis: A pair of hillbillies struggle to enjoy fixing up their new vacation home when a group of college students get the wrong idea.
Ro: 3.5 Stars - In keeping with the October spirit we decided to give Tucker & Dale a watch, and came out satisfied. This movie falls into the growing genre of ironic comedy/horror, with a natural parody twist. The two leads, Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, are both delightful in their simple earnestness. While the writing is funny and the story enjoyable, the weakness can be found in the directing. Eli Craig still has the feel of a fairly new director that doesn't always execute jokes to their fullest. I'd be willing to watch his follow up films, though, all that's needed is a bit more polish. This is such a lighthearted horror that it's a very easy watch.
Joe: 3.5 Stars - Wow, what a fun movie to watch! Tucker & Dale VS Evil was a fresh take on a stale genre: a group of college kids go to the woods where hillbillies try to kill them. This flick, however, tells the story from the hillbillies' perspective; which is absolutely hilarious. The acting from the two leads was surprisingly adequate; even though, the casting for the college kids could have been better. I had very low expectations going into this film, so that might have enhanced my viewing pleasure. Tucker & Dale is a fun horror-comedy that doesn't quite reach the level of masterpieces such as Shaun of the Dead, Slither, and Severance. Still, it was tons of fun, and I do recommend it. I suspect that my rating of this film will grow with each subsequent viewing.