Stingray Sam Reviews
Two parts Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, one part They Might Be Giants, and one part Cowboy Bebop.
A technical upgrade over director Cory McAbee's first film, but still maintains the campy charm he throws in.
Bloody mad, genius. Not as good as THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT, but darn near sunny boy.
It's got some pretty similar themes though, no?
The songs are pretty neat.
And how the hell did they get David Hyde Pierce to narrate this? Magic? Did they call Frasier?
On a side note I saw this band live last week and they were awesome. Here's hoping The Werewolf Hunters of the Midwest is a step up from this. But it was fun.
With an astute lambasting of sci-fi, politics, westerns and some very funny and catchy songs, a film that is quite difficult to get into at first rewards the viewers persistance and acceptance. Whilst the films seems filmed on a shoe-string, the film-makers use this to their advantage; turning the limitations of special effects and such into glorious Monty Python style collages of archive pictures and sarcastically pompous narration.
Some funny scenes, great music and shows a great deal of originality. Not likely to be to everyone's taste, but worth checking out for any fan of weird and wonderful leftfield comedy.