The FP (2012)
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Critic Reviews for The FP
Rather than crafting a movie that's so bad it's good, writer-director brothers Jason and Brandon Trost have come up with something that's just plain bad -- and boring, and repetitive.
"The FP" so desperately wants to be cultishly admired for its bad-taste rollout of wacko characters, ugly costumes and vulgar slang that it forgets to be genuinely offbeat or funny.
You need to find a room full of people who get the joke and see this movie there, because audiences will be laughing so hard they'll be screaming.
It falls all over itself to lampoon its midnight-movie forebears even as it borrows their contrivances.
"The FP" works best as an operatic parody of mixed genres with lunacy on the fringes.
Audience Reviews for The FP
The story is insane, the dialogue is tacky and repetitive, the characters make no sense and the entire film is bad. However that doesn't mean it isn't fun to watch. Grab a group of friends and laugh hysterically and the terribleness. It's also incredibly quotable and lends itself to great inside jokes.
I love my friends, thanks to them I have seen incredible movies I wouldn't have probably seen on my own. Of course with that sometimes you end up seeing a movie like The FP. A gangland rivalry film where disputes are settle via a Dance Dance Revolution type game. The good, well the electronic infused soundtrack is quite catchy, everything else is bad. The plot is basically the main character JTRO watching his best friend die playing the game at the beginning (it's not lethal as a point yet somehow he still dies) so he goes into exile is prompted back to save the neighborhood (the titular FP). You get bad acting compounded by the decision to add there own slang and style of talking which makes some me wish there was an English translation at times. You also get the training montage, the win the girl back from his rival, learn to respect and stand up for yourself. It feels like it would a great parody of these yet everything is done so seriously that it just comes off painful. The FP commits fully to it's premise to bad that doesn't help it be a good film.
In the future rival gangs fight for control of a lawless suburban town, gaining power and street cred by winning dance video game duels. You have to give THE FP credit for playing the goofy idea straight, but unfortunately the overall message seems to be that the wannabe gangsters of the apocalypse will be just as annoying as today's youth are.
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