Horror Digital Forum  

Go Back   Horror Digital Forum > All Things Horror > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-26-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
CPT HOOK
HackMaster
 
CPT HOOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: US
Posts: 3,666
Tusk

Did anyone here get a chance to catch this on the big screen this week?

I just got back from seeing it. I actually drove 2 hours to the nearest theater. I'm honestly not sure if I liked it or not. It was definitely... out there. Had a bit of a Human Centipede vibe. Whether I liked it or not, I'm glad I went out and supported it, because it's always a treat to see something so bizarre and off-the-beaten-path on the big screen.

I think my major gripe was a certain celebrity cameo near the end of the movie... it's not really a cameo I guess, it's a main role, but the character doesn't turn up until the final half-hour. For the most part, the movie is played with a straight-face, but this character was just so over-the-top it became an eye-rolling comedy. The premise of the movie is absolutely ridiculous so you can't help but laugh, but the movie itself worked better when it was keeping a straight-face. Whenever this character was on screen, my interest started to drift.

I'd be curious to hear what others thought of the movie.
__________________
DVDs / blu-rays for sale
CPT HOOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
maskull
No Avatar! Boo!
 
maskull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Etobicoke, Canada
Posts: 5,362
Haven't seen it yet but I loved the trailer. Made me so excited to check it out. Of course I'm not even sure if it played near here.
__________________
Movie Tracker: 20132014
maskull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
Workshed
October!
 
Workshed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 7,622
Quote:
Kevin Smith’s Tusk is little more than the cinematic equivalent of a dare

Moderators of post-screening Q&A sessions often kick things off with a faintly dull ice-breaker: “Where did the idea for this movie come from?” In the case of Kevin Smith’s ludicrous Tusk, however, it’s a crucial question, as the film’s existence makes no sense without some knowledge of how it was inspired. Briefly, Smith and his producer, Scott Mosier, who host a weekly podcast together, were pranked by a fan who planted a classified ad in which someone claimed to offer free room and board, provided that the tenant were willing to dress up as a walrus 24/7. For an hour, the two of them extemporized a movie treatment based on this bizarre notion, turning it into a horror film in which the unwitting respondent would be surgically transformed into a walrus. Smith then invited his Twitter followers to vote on whether he should actually make the movie, using the hashtags #WalrusYes and #WalrusNo. #WalrusYes, they cried.

#WalrusUgh.
full review at the av club: C-

__________________
*Films watched in: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by thing View Post
Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.
Workshed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
Zillamon51
Maniac
 
Zillamon51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 537
May be seeing it this week. Not a Kevin Smith fan, but this piqued my interest:

http://youtu.be/GEOgI2NStTE
Zillamon51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
baggio
HackMaster
 
baggio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,814
What ever you do, don't search for movie Tuck.

You'll get a whole other different transforming movie.
baggio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 02:12 AM   #6
Paff
Moderator
 
Paff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,275
Man, I fucking hated this movie. This is what happens when you give a stoner access to a camera.

I'm a Kevin Smith fan, too, although I get far less excited about his product nowadays. One he started smoking marijuana, he became insanely boring. Tusk is a perfect example of this. I pretty much got the entire gist of the creation of this film (as Workshed outlined above) in the closing credits, where Smith and Mosier's Smodcast "treatment" of the film is played out. Smith is beside himself laughing at the concept, to the point where he's just not talking anymore. In other words, it's like listening to a stoner ramble on. Surprise surprise, watching the movie gives you the exact same feeling.

It never knows if it's a horror film or a comedy. The basic concept is so absurd, it should be played for laughs, but they keep trying to make it serious. Man, if I want that, I'll just watch The Room. And what's with the Canadian jokes? It was funny the first 2-3 times (and that's being generous), but once "Guy Lapointe" comes on screen, it's just endlessly unfunny jokes about Canada and Canadian stereotypes. Hell, even South Park knew when to call it quits with the Canada jokes.

And I'm surprised to see that Harely Quinn Smith is actually cute as a teenager. She was pretty ugly as a little kid (she looked like her dad), and kept getting goofier looking each time Smith put her in one of his movies. Guess she passed that awkward phase finally.
__________________
CINEMA PAFF - Your BB-Movie Showcase *

* - The extra B is for BYOBB

Paff's Laserdiscs
Paff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 03:13 AM   #7
Paff
Moderator
 
Paff's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,275
Scratch what I said about Harley Quinn Smith. It was the other girl, Johnny Depp's daughter, that was the cute one in that scene. But they're both 15, so I can't even talk about them anyway.
__________________
CINEMA PAFF - Your BB-Movie Showcase *

* - The extra B is for BYOBB

Paff's Laserdiscs
Paff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2014, 12:11 AM   #8
Cydeous
Axxon N
 
Cydeous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: La Casa Maledetta
Posts: 1,213
I saw this at the Toronto film festival and I really enjoyed it. The horror aspects were pretty silly but it was meant to be a dark comedy. I had a different reaction to the character that CPT HOOK mentioned. To me, it was the best part of the movie.
__________________
A cold winter day in an old hotel.
Cydeous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 03:59 AM   #9
X-human
I ate my keys
 
X-human's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,881
Just came back from it, and maybe it's the fact that so many people have dumped on it before so my expectations were low, but I thought it was pretty good. I didn't find the Kevin Smith straight comedy all that funny, and this is coming from a guy wearing a J&SBSB t-shirt right now, but the comedic horror elements were hysterical to me. I think that's why I enjoyed it as much, there's not a lot of good dark comedy like that out there.

I'm going to have to agree though with the bulk of what's been said about "Guy Lapointe," that's when the movie jumped the shark for me. It's the same bad makeup, bad hair piece and unbuyable performance that plagues the worst comedies out there. However when Michael Parks plays off him in their one and only scene together, that was pretty damn good. Lapointe was worth it for that alone, although it was all Parks working it then and not "Lampointe" himself that made it work.

However he's a small part of the finale and not truly a part of it either, so I was able to look past that and over enjoy it. I'll probably pick up the Blu-ray as it's a fucked up film I'm sure I'll want to watch again.
__________________
The combined weight of the horrors I have authored wrought would crush your carbon hearts into perfect diamonds of terror!

A Few Ants Short. And what the hell, check out my DVD Collection won't you?
X-human is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #10
lnalindrfa
Screamy Bopper
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 1
it was a busy schdule last weekend, hopefully if i get some time i will try this weekend
lnalindrfa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1999-2014 Horrordvds.com

No text or images from this site may be reprinted or used elsewhere without express consent from Horrordvds.com