I’m gonna veer off from our normal topics today. If there is one thing I love as much as guns it’s movies. In fact I doubt most you know that I get review screeners from movie promotion companies. Yes, being gun media with a huge website that’s been around most of a decade opens up doors to things not even related to firearms.
This year has been an awful year for movies. Especially the kind of movies I like best. VFW being a rare highlight. Last night I watched one that was worth watching.
It’s a horror comedy. Probably more accurate to call it a black comedy. It has violence and death that is not played for laughs in an over the top way. It’s a werewolf movie told from the point of view of the werewolf hunters. A rare thing for this sub-genre. The fun comes from the anger issues of the main character. Excellent character actor Robert Forster is in it. His last role before Leaving The Range last year. RIP.
By the time this post goes live , it will have been released on VOD. I Don’t know how much the rental fee will be, but it’s worth paying the normal 3.99 for. I wouldn’t pay more than 7 bucks unless you an epicure in exploitation films like my degenerate self.
Another film released some promo. It looks very promising. And very high concept.
Mel Gibson plays Santa Claus who also does side work for the US Army while a hitman tries to take him out because of the result of a spoiled rich kid getting a lump of coal.
“To save his declining business, Chris Cringle (Mel Gibson), also known as Santa Claus, is forced into a partnership with the U.S. military. Making matters worse, Chris gets locked into a deadly battle of wits against a highly-skilled assassin (Walton Goggins), hired by a precocious 12-year-old after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking. ‘Tis the season for Fatman to get even, in the action-comedy that keeps on giving.”
C-movie plot with A list actors and a decent budget. This kind of combination usually makes for a really fun movie. That is exactly what JAWS was when you get down to brass tacks, so don’t dismiss this movie out of hand.
I think Fatman would not have been made if not for the Same Elliot starring film The Man Who Killed Hitler Then Bigfoot from a few years ago. That film is a lot more art-house and pretentious despite the title and subject. More of a character study and other things that I know will make your eyes glaze over if I keep talking about it I’m sure.
The excellent and superbly violent VFW review is below if you want to take a look at that.