Friday, August 05, 2011

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer DVD

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
My Rating: 3/5
Entertaining
Jack is a young man scarred by the murder of his family while at a camping trip (by a monster). As a result, he has anger issues and his useless therapist is not helping. He starts going to night classes at the suggestion of his annoying girlfriend. Then his professor starts acting weird and becomes a monster. Now, it is up to Jack to save everyone. His anger finally has an outlet. 

This is a very funny oldschool movie. It opts for monsters suits and makeup over the CGI, and it does it well. The movie itself was a bit slow at first and I would have preferred more action. The hero's story, as well as the other character's development, take too long to set up and it makes the movie drag a bit for the first half. The situations and events are entertaining, although it could have done with better editing.

The characters are funny caricatures of the usual stereotypes: the teacher's pet, the drummer, the sensitive guy, the hemp rocker girl, etc. The actors delivered pretty good performances. The dialogue is funny, albeit not new, but it keeps one entertained.

The extras include audio commentary, behind the scenes, a featurette about creating the monsters and another one about the music used (which was pretty good), deleted scenes, storyboards, trailers and galleries.

Jack is a young man scarred by the murder of his family while at a camping trip (by a monster). As a result, he has anger issues and his useless therapist is not helping. He starts going to night classes at the suggestion of his annoying girlfriend. Then his professor starts acting weird and becomes a monster. Now, it is up to Jack to save everyone. His anger finally has an outlet. 
This is a very funny oldschool movie. It opts for monsters suits and makeup over the CGI, and it does it well.

The movie itself was a bit slow at first and I would have preferred more action. The hero's story, as well as the other character's development, take too long to set up and it makes the movie drag a bit for the first half. The situations and events are entertaining, although it could have done with better editing.
The characters are funny caricatures of the usual stereotypes: the teacher's pet, the drummer, the sensitive guy, the hemp rocker girl, etc. The actors delivered pretty good performances. The dialogue is funny, albeit not new, but it keeps one entertained.

The extras include audio commentary, behind the scenes, a featurette about creating the monsters and another one about the music used (which was pretty good), deleted scenes, storyboards, trailers and galleries.

Looking forward to the sequel. 

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