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Coonskin is a movie I have always wanted to review but because of the extremely mixed reviews i've heard about it, I never checked it out until a couple of days ago. Blending outstanding animation with rather fantastic live action backgrounds directed by one of the best animators of all time, Coonskin centers around a fable animated tale told by a old prisoner that focuses around three African Amercian man: Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Brother Fox, who team up together to rise to the top charts of Mafia related crime in the underground streets of 70's Harlem. The movie, first of all, hands down, is extremely unique, and outstandingly clever. The movie takes an extremely interesting storyline and blends it with a very complex style of animation and live action, all mixed together, in a bag, just like this movie, because honestly, this movie is a mess. With a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes, even that is way too long to carry this movie on for. If about maybe 15 minutes was cut out of the movie, it would no doubt be better. However, that wouldn't fix the constant cutback to trippy acid scenes and human characters dancing that takes up way more than 22 minutes of this movie. It wasn't extremely disturbing either, even though big black men getting violently raped isn't my thing. It just was that the trippy, acid, rape, sex filled, gory scenes took up a lot of this movie, and throughout almost every single one, i really wish that they would just cut back to the tale i was into intensely that was ruined by a cutback to a trippy scene or unneeded live action. With the movie having a outstanding concept of animation and live action backgrounds, the movie edges way too hard to pinpoint out that the movie is rated R, it's animated, and it has live action, that sometimes, looks like complete shit. There's one scene in this movie that shows two human characters talking to the animated characters, and it looks so terribly shitty that i really just wanted the movie to end. The thing is, they never cut back to Brother Rabbit and his rather interesting subplot. Instead, the rest of the movie is unneeded acid scenes that are filled with edges of sex, drugs, and over the top, brutal violence to shock people for a couple of seconds. The movid has no end to be honest. On a postive note, besides the annoying acid cutback scenes, pinpoints that it's an R rated movie, the sometimes shitty live action, and no real concluding ending, it's very entertaining. There's, believe it or not, so many scenes that work great in this movie. The shootout live action scene on the way to the prison was intense and felt, shockingly, real. The shootout scene in the bar was the best scene out of the entire movie. The scene in the police station, the graveyard scene, the Miss Amercia scenes, their all great, but almost all these scenes, that are supposed to get you on the thrill ride that this movie is trying to take you on, is ruined by cutback scenes that take your interest away very quickly. It is a very entertaining, outstanding blend of live action backgrounds and animation with a strong, inpactful message, but not great overall.
Since this film was the only Friday The 13th film I haven't seen because of extremely negative reviews, I decided to check it out and feel proud that I've watched all the films in the franchise. Now, I'm really not proud since I just watched this. Without a absolute doubt, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday is the worst Friday The 13th film ever made. I wasn't expecting much because of what everybody told me about the film, but I was at least expecting a fun experience with a few really nice scenes. But honestly, it wasn't fun. There was nothing fun about this film. Absolutely nothing. This entire film is a failed attempt directed horribly to get money out of more people who were expecting something entertaining. The plot, the characters, the dialogue, the missing of Jason Voorhees in the movie, everything is so unbelievably poor. Your probably wondering about the plot; "Isn't it the same?" No, it's not the same. The location of the film is not even Camp Crystal Lake. The location is a restaurant and a hospital. Yeah. Anyway, this mess centers around Jason Voorhees being murdered by a SWAT team and him being sent to the morgue. A medical doctor doesn't think Jason is dead though, so he eats Jason's heart. Of course, doing that, he turns into Jason basically, with Jason taking over his body and Jason trying to find a new body. The plot then centers around this couple having a baby, and the husband gets killed by the new body controlled by Jason with the old body turning evil with Jason leaving him and taking the baby so he can kill Jason? Yeah, this is terrible. This is honestly nothing. It's not even bad, it's not enjoyable. It's not bad, it's terrible. This is REALLY terrible. It's not even dissapointing, it's just sad they would actually try and make this and slap the Friday The 13th title on it. This is honestly more of a low budget horror film made for the television network SyFy then a theater released Hollywood horror film. This film is a complete waste of time that shouldn't be watched by anybody, it shouldn't have even been made. I honestly don't even remotely see what they were trying to do with this film, because the film didn't even go anywhere. I wanted to re-watch it to actually see if the film was understandable but I didn't because i knew it wasn't, so here's what I do remember. The film starts off with this random girl going to a cabin in Camp Crystal Lake. Now after this, Jason Voorhees attacks, and then the SWAT team basically kills him. I don't know if the girl was told to do that so the SWAT could kill him or the girl just randomly showed up there and decided to shower because that's literally what she does. Jason is then taken to the morgue and this medical doctor thinks he's still alive so he eats Jason's heart and Jason basically controls his body, so he kills some people in the hospital. After that, it's basically Jason going to different bodies while showcasing people's problems and events that have absolutely NOTHING to even do with Friday The 13th. The couple's problems, the doctor's past, the restaurant's problems, the hospital's problems, the problems with having a baby, the birth of the baby, the doctor turning evil again, a new couple, it just goes on and on and on with pointless dull filler that basically adds nothing exciting or new. This film is one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and that's pretty harsh but this film is extremely awful and completely brainless and pointless.
Epic Movie is yet another shot at the "parody" genre, this time taking a hit at some of the biggest movies ever made in film history. This film could have been great. This film could have been enjoyable and clever and pretty good. But Jesus CHRIST this film went way too far. Right when the opening sequence for this film was over I absolutely knew what this was going to be: A uncomfortable experience filled with awkward long lasting sequences ruined by completely unfunny pop culture references. And that's really what this entire film was. They went really far with the pop culture references this time and I mean almost every miniute a unfunny pop culture reference was just thrown out to take up running time. Slightly better than "Date Movie", this film was dissapointing because it could have been really smart and well made, but it turned out to be a horrible experience, especially since some well respected actors were in this film and these people have shown before that they can be funny and talented. But no, this film is a low budget unfunny piece of crap, don't waste your time.
Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is a pretty decent drama film about the life of a gangster who wants to become a rapper, and that tries everything to become one. This film did receive very negative reviews, and I think the reason why was because how misleading the cast was, and how dragged out the film felt sometimes. However, if you are fans of the 2002 Eminem film "8 Mile", then you will most likely enjoy this drama film.
This film centers around the life of Marcus (50 Cent) whose mother was brutally murdered when he was at a young age. Now forced to live in a basement with his grandparents, he entirely tries to hide the fact that he's a drug dealer. Because of the drug deals, Marcus is fully respected by the neighborhood, and a thug that gives him power like no other. Even though he has money, respect, friends, and a upcoming baby, he still wants to be a successful rapper.
I still liked how the film turned out, and I enjoyed the film. Little messy, it's a pretty decent film considering it was produced by "MTV Films".
Mac And Devin Go To High School is basically what you should expect. It's extremely short, clocking at around 70 minutes, it's pretty crude, and there's a lot of drug content and use throughout the film as well. If it went on for longer, I probably wouldn't like it as much as I do.
Mac And Devin Go To High School centers around the life of Devin Overstreet, a normal high school student that's always busy with school work, and Mac Johnson, a high school student that's been in high school for 15 years, who is also, a drug dealer.
For those who didn't know, this film is straight to DVD, so the budget for the film is not that high (pun not intended). Therefore, the film turns out to be a mild dissaopintment that could have been worked on much harder. The film feels intensely rushed, hence why the film is only 70 minutes long. Obviously, it's not that great of a film, but it's at least decent for a straight to DVD stoner buddy comedy film.