You probably clicked on this blog post thinking “Cool he’s going to see who would win in a fight between an Eagle and a Shark”
If that is you, leave now. You’ll be disappointed. Even if that isn’t you, you should probably leave now, for the same reason.
So I don’t even know. I don’t even know why I decided to watch this movie (Eagle vs. Shark).
And I don’t know why I decided to review it. Here is why:
1. 0 readers in the past 48 hours (yeah!)
2. I don’t think anyone else has seen this film.
Anyway, the first thing you need to know is it is a New Zealand film. I have a very limited exposure to New Zealand cinema. I wasn’t expecting much, but I got surprised.
The movie has a great love story between two awkward characters named Lily and Jarrod. This is normally where I’d list the actors that played them, but I figure no one is probably reading this and moreover no one who for some reason is in fact reading it really cares.
It drew an instant comparison to an American film in my mind: Napoleon Dynamite. The awkward characters living a kind of sad life (Look who’s talking :(,) then a romantic plot ensures in the middle of hilarity. Well hilarity wasn’t really the right word there. Some humor, more then any Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer movie will ever give anyone. Of course that can also be said about the Human Centipede Two. Regardless, good humor,
Negatives, of course! Plot is on the weak side, but in a strange way this is also a plus. Complicity is something a movie doesn’t always need, so I’m just going to negate this point entirely. Then why even mention it? I really do not know.
The ending made me angry. I won’t spoil it, because I encourage all zero of my readers to go out and watch this movie. It was a decent ending, but at the same time, it wasn’t. Read into that all you like.
+New Zealand style’
+Napoleon Dynamite feel
Very good. Exceeded expectations exponentially.