Eagle vs Shark

August 21, 2008, @ 12:06 pm Leave a comment Go to comments

Usually when you come here you get ORIGINAL content unlike many other blogs which seem to just be re-posts of other peoples work (which is a cop out, your not really blogging or writing your just ripping off someone else’s stuff!), but today I want to talk about a movie I saw recently starring a comedian I like alot, so it’s still comedy related……  Quit bitching, it’s free….

Now while most American’s seem to be afraid of foreign films, I suspect it’s because they are frightened of the prospect of having to actually READ while watching a movie,  I have an easy one here for you.

Eagle vs Shark is a film from New Zealand (they speak English and use a dollar currency valuation system, so you won’t have to strain yourself) starring Jemaine Clement, he’s 50% of Flight of the Conchords, and Loren Horsley who also is co-creator of the story.  If you like quirky quite comedy this is really a fun little movie to watch plus it will give you something to do for 90 minutes besides sitting there diddling with yourself while your alone on the couch.  Plus Loren is really easy on the eyes and has the ability to keep you in the movie hoping all is going to turn out well for her character.  The plot (per IMDB.com): “Eagle vs Shark is the tale of two socially awkward misfits and the strange way they try to find love; through revenge on high-school bullies, burgers, and video games.”

I don’t know why but New Zealand filmmakers seem to be able to make quiet little movies that slowly develop the plot in interesting ways that pull me right in to the story.

Another film that immediately comes to mind called Once Were Warriors is also a great slow paced movie that pulls you in with great writing and a really interesting cast.   In fact the movie stars Temuera Morrison who most film fans in the U.S. (actually the world over I suspect) know for his portrayal of Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  He’s really intense in this film and alot more interesting to watch than he was as Fett and all the subsequent clones of Fett.

Ok, so both of those are really pretty ‘easy lifting’ intellectually….   I’m not even going to try and get any of you to watch the Serbian film I saw the other day….

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