Offputting from the start, proceeds to be one of the slowest burners of slow burners, nothing much happens in the first half, not much more happens in the second half, the last 20-30 minutes are decent horror but does not justify any of the means.
I honestly don't know what to say about this, probably because I'm not at all familiar with dog shows, but I know enough for it to still be humorous. I've heard nothing but good things about it over the years but this was my first time seeing it. One of the better mockumentaries there is.
It'd been awhile since I'd seen the original, at least I'm guessing this is a remake of that title, so that's why I decided to check it out. I don't remember a whole lot about the older version of the same title but these characters are more unlikeable and this somehow looks cheaper and more generic after the opening scene. It's not like the original set the bar high, so for this to actually be worse... it's pretty bad. It does get interesting when it starts getting into the Necronomicon and Cthulhu but it's too little, too late and nowhere near enough of those elements.
The language barrier made it difficult to get into but the premise it laid out was easy enough to follow and understand for awhile. Then it started twisting and turning a bit and it became less easy to follow with having to read the subtitles. Still, the build-up to the conclusion is decent and...the conclusion itself justifies the means. Very diabolical but it lacks an overall sense of reason, thought I think it's meant to be a about a cult and it's origins but that's not entirely clear nor is it clear what kind of cult they are.
It should grab your attention from the opening credits(don't worry, it's in English) and should keep it all throughout. Disturbing in some ways, profound in others. Even with a runtime of 2 hours 20 minutes and a relatively slow, but steady, pace it never really loses my attention... that's a credit to the film making for creating something very unique and original looking, so much so that the story and acting do not matter all that much. I could have scored it higher but... there's a lot of people I cannot or would not recommend this to.
Great suspense... in waiting to see how critics could have this at 82%. Disappointing. I saw nothing all that unique or new to the zombie apocalypse genre, let alone the horror genre. Genuinely awful. Felt like it was written and directed by a 15-year-old who somehow got access to a decent enough budget. There's just absolutely nothing to this other than the means used in filming it
I hated almost everything about this movie. Every once in a long while, not often, I come across a movie that I cannot see how anyone liked it. The confusion from that leaves me with feelings of nothing but anger and hatred towards it for even existing. That is when the ½ star rating comes in. I genuinely hate this for existing because I cannot see how anyone scored it over 2 ½ of 5. The end was good because it was finally over.
The horror look and ambience are both very good, and they need to be because the main character is very unlikeable despite the cast overall being unique and convincing enough. The different sides to the story are somewhat familiar but things zigging when you think they're going to be zagging basically offsets that.
Boujee, clunky, vapid, turds.
A dystopian documentary from the far future?
First hour is just interesting enough to keep you tuned in to see what it is they are setting up in this near three hour runtime.
I do like some of the commentary it has on current affairs afflicting modern society and the implications it could have on the future, particularly what it has to say about advertising. There is, however, one thing they overlook in all the preaching, grandstanding, and soapboxing... doing things for the future does nothing for the present. So what are you actually doing if so worried for the future?
Early on I felt this could have easily been dark comedy. The fact that is wasn't looking like it was going to go in that direction had me guessing how was it going to get any darker for it to remain straight horror. It found a way.