if you liked turbo kid , check out Kung Fury you can see it here
you'll get the same 80's cheese , Boner you should have gotten from TurboKid.. the movie... not the actor... cause that would be wierd.. ya...
No, TurboKid is an actual fully fleshed movie, KungFury is an exercise in PR. It's a short that shouldn't really have gotten the hype it deserves as it's basically some production company's show reel with the most basic of stories stuck to it. That's not to say I hate it or anything, I just get annoyed seeing the two compared to one another.
KF deserves recognition for how much you can do on a low, low budget and how well you can push a product on the internet. TK is a wonderfully charming movie and by far superior (imo etc etc) of the two. I think the Mad Max/Megaman comparison Defender made is somewhat accurate, but for me it feels like a 90's kid show made for adults. If you took it out of the post apocalyptic setting and replaced the lead characters with children, see what I mean?
Also props to Micheal Ironside, he clearly was having a fair bit of fun with the movie. Oh and I want to bang the robot.
Right we've had a couple of fun and cheesy bits, I guess I'll post something a bit more snobby ding dongs.
And now, from the annuals of pretentious Bill snobbery, I present to you, a review of Filth. Written by Irving Welsh of Trainspotting fame and directed by the relatively unknown Jon S Baird.
Filth is a fantastic movie, but it's not a traditional cinema going film. For example I couldn't see this being played in American cinemas what so ever, it's very much a product of the United Kingdom or more accurately Scotland. Now those of you who have seen the 1996 film Trainspotting, also based on Welsh's writing, will have some idea of what I am talking about. This isn't a cheery movie, it's not a movie where the protagonist defeats the bad guy and rides off into the sunset (on your colour tv screen), girl in hand. Now that's not to say there's not plenty of American cinema that doesn't do that, but it's not the stuff that really gets talked about, let alone have large scale distribution. The last time I can think of a movie with a somewhat similar tone doing really well in the US is going as far back as Taxi Driver and some movies of that era. It's basically not the done thing any more as studios are ultimately worried about their bottom line. Anyway I digress.
Filth follows Scottish Police Detective Sargent (don't ask me to explain British Police ranking as I've no fu
cking clue) Bruce Robertson, played by James McAvoy who's more famous for his role in X Men but has starred in some very decent stuff over the years. Bruce is both driven and self destructive, being inflicted with a borderline personality disorder. He wants to be promoted to Detective Inspector as in his mind he's the best person for the job, all of his colleagues are incompetent. But at the same time he is heading at breakneck speed for disaster, consuming enough drugs for a small council estate and policing more in the vein of Dirty Harry/Popeye Doyle than your average British Constable.
The supporting cast is fantastic, Jim Broadbent (who'd you'd most likely recognise if you put his name into google) give a decent performance as ever. But the best of the supporting cast is easily the long suffering Clifford played by the critically underrated Eddie Marsan. Clifford is trapped in a loveless marriage and is a mostly pedestrian sort of bloke who can't see past the end of his nose. Bruce becomes both his mate and an utter cunt to him and their relationship is one of my favourite aspects of the film.
I don't want to go too much into the plot, but I have to say this is a movie that massively resonated with me. I tend to view it as a microcosmic view of humanity itself, trying to do good whilst careening itself towards the gutter. Now that's certainly not the director's intent, they intented to tell this story as effectively as they could and I feel they succeeded with that fairly substantially. This isn't a movie to be sitting down and watching with Grandma (unless Gamgams is a thoughtful, intellectual person who can appreciate that art doesn't always have to be pretty) but it's certainly one I would highly recommend.
Easily one of my favourite films to come out in the last five or so years, torrent the bastard and buckle yourself in for a wild ride that has an ending that'll leave you grinning but melancholic.
Suck my hairy nipples I give this a 9/10