A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the ... See full summary »
This is the millennium version of the old black and white movies produced by Erler film.. The stories of those movies were like fairy tales to its audiences. Years passed and now we are to ... See full summary »
Mehmet Ali Erbil,
Askin Nur Yengi,
Told in Documentary form, the film depicts a group of five British film critics and politicians who venture off into the West Virginian wilderness in search of the "Tony Blair Witch" which ... See full summary »
Michael A. Martinez
C. Alan Ploegsma,
A silly, Turkish, Bollywood style adventure, well worth a watch.
It's silly, it's quirky, it's Turkish and I like it.
You cannot take this movie seriously, if you do, you will find it lacking in several areas: Shrek did a much better fairy tale parody, there are other adventure movies out there that are more exciting, the acting is sub par, and the special effects are pretty bad.
Much of this is probably due the film being Turkish, as such it has very little of that Hollywood grandeur, but it also has very little of that Hollywood smugness, which is actually a merit compared to American counterparts such as the horrendous Epic Movie. In Keloglan, the jokes do not interrupt the plot but instead flow with it, not to mention, they are actual jokes, not just references to better movies. Further more, the actors play it straight, like it was a serious film which makes the jokes more subtle, and ultimately funnier. Congrats Turkey, you have mastered the art of parody.
Despite the jokes being nicely woven into the plot, the movie is, like I said, rather badly made. However if you see it for what it is, a Bollywood style, fairy tale parody adventure flick, full of silly moments, it is actually pretty good. It does meander about a bit too much near the end but other than that I find it really rather enjoyable.
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