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Ultra sucky.

1/10
Author: junk-monkey (liam@merriol.freeserve.co.uk) from Highlands of Scotland
13 May 2007

'Suck' is not normally a word that features in my vocabulary as a pejorative. There are thousands of words that can be used to describe crappy, cheap, incoherent, stupid, lousy abysmally awful movies like this one, but for some reason I have forgotten them all after this onslaught of tackily made crud. There is no other way of putting it. It sucks. It sucks big time. It is sucky. Sucky sucky sucky. Ultra sucky.

The whole movie looks like it was done in single takes - with whoever was free on Thursday nights - how else can you explain the inclusion of the line delivered by the cop who arrives at the scene of a crime.

"What do we've got?"

What?

"What do we've got?"

There can have been no other take and nothing to cut away to. No other explanation. Inept and amateur, the movie takes place in sets that consisted mostly of empty cardboard boxes; either stacked up so people can fight with them or after they were flattened out, taped together and quickly painted grey to make the shoddiest church and cop station ever filmed.

It lurches from set piece to set piece with no coherent plot. Characters appear and disappear from the story almost at random and there is next to no attempt at any characterisation, character development, or even any kind of acting beyond the Joey Tribbiani soap opera level. Actually, "set pieces" is a vast overstatement. There isn't a set piece in the whole movie - they are so all loose and flabby they'd make a half-set jelly look like a building brick.

All of this was grist to the mill of MST3K and provided the basis for one of their funniest shows.



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