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First and foremost this is a comedy and isn't meant to be taken seriously. A few wannabe Eberts have ripped this film apart but they didn't get it. They obviously would rather watch a Julia Roberts comedy than a horror film and that's okay. This film is much more experimental and goofy than the first. There is some horrible greenscreen but that makes it more fun. The only bad thing is that Jenny Wade doesn't have a bigger part. The score is sometimes bizarre with some awful punk music thrown in but that's part of this film's charm. It's EXACTLY like the trailer says it is. So if you say you loved the trailer and hated Feast II you are lying. This movie is recommended to anyone who likes transgressive violence, splatstick violence, horrible CGI violence or any kind of violence. Any film with Clu Gulager is awesome since he starred in Return of the Living Dead.
If you are looking for some kind of a coherent storyline, look
elsewhere. This horror film is pure black comedy.
It is a continual "feast" of blood and mayhem. The monsters are back and they are hungry as someone says. At least the action takes place in daylight this time so we can see the ugly things - if you look fast because things move at lightning speed here.
Clu Gulager survives the first film only to be taken prison by a girl biker gang set on revenge for the death of their queen. In the process, he really does a number on Honey Pie (Jenny Wade) for leaving him in the first film. He goes all Mike Tyson on her! We have midget wrestlers, Thunder (Martin Klebba) and Lightning (Juan Longoria García), lots of biker chicks, and lots of monsters that may be interested in more than killing.
The autopsy performed by Greg (Tom Gulager) produced the most copious explosion of bodily fluids that I have ever seen. You might say the chance of you hurling while watching is better than even.
This was just one big gore-fest.
There is a whole lot a things going on in the "Town" and there is going
to be bucket-loads of bodily fluids flying trough the air. Feast II is
obviously made with love and with one thing only in mind - to offend
anyone who is not accustomed to Braindead-type of horror. Because
nothing is sacred in this movie. I mean, I can think only like two or
three things "worse" than what is shown in F2 but it would have been
illegal and thus they couldn't include those acts in the movie.
What comes to real cinematic values, like directing and so on... well don't expect intense horror and realistic reactions. Expect mediocre facial expressions and out-of-this-world situations. But hey, the cast and the crew really didn't even bother to try because you can't make this kind of movie with serious face. It's tons-of-fun and it's goooood. I say goood! If you like mad and incoherent movies with lots of corpses and you don't need solid plot because all you want is madness, then this movie is for YOU.
I give it 9 stars because of the fact that this movie is so politically incorrect and the fact that it is below 5 now. Without the mad scenes this would have been a 5 out of 10.
Have fun watching. And for the record, if you watch this with your girlfriend or boyfriend, tell them that you just picked it up without knowing what to expect :D
I really liked the first feast and thought it showed a lot of promise
for gulager but then I saw this sad excuse for a horror film and am
going to have to take it back. I think he tried to get a little to
ambitious and the film suffered ending up a sordid mess. From terrible
dialog to ridiculous set pieces with out the well done gore payout,
Feast had no impact and took way to long to get started.
Another major flaw is how the creatures were shot in the day making them look like some bad film school student footage. Maybe it was the director trying to be Tarantino with flash cuts and edits but the film tried harder to be a bad action movie than anything horrific.Someone else should take a swing at this franchise as its taken a turn for the worse and its too bad.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Shortly after the massacre at the inn one of the survivors Honey Pie
travels to the nearest town. Closely following her is Biker Queen and
her gang, who after picking up a severely wounded Bartender (previously
believed dead), head to the same town in order to avenge the death of
her sister (Harley Mom). For no apparent good reason she blames her
death on Bozo (one of the survivors of the first part, but not
appearing in the second). However it turns out that the monster
manifestation was much larger in scale than just the roadside bar and
that the whole town is infested with the man-munching buggers. The few
survivors include a car dealer Slasher, his wife and her lover as well
as two midget wrestlers named Thunder and Linhtning. Add to that Short
Bus Gus, a meth addict, who manages to hole up in the local jail-house
(the safest place in town). Naturally everyone wants into the
jail-house, but Bus Gus isn't willing to comply...
The aptly titled sequel Sloppy Seconds is an extravaganza in bad taste and rule-breaking with a despicable act of killing an infant the highlight of the sheer audacity of the director and his crew. Naturally a part of you cries 'no!', but surprisingly this sequence is handled very well and probably is one of the two standout scenes in the sequel. The second involves an extremely stupid plan, which for some reason everyone else thinks is quite brill. If this was The A-Team the plan would have worked... since this is Feast II it failed spectacularly, because lets face it - whoever came up with the plan needs his head examined.
That would more or less resolve the issue of what's good about the movie. The script is forced and the characters feel much more farcical than in the original, which really takes away the capacity to become emotionally involved in the action. Additionally their motivations and actions are nonsensical (but in a bad way). A couple of odd twists and turns work out well, but none of the new characters really click in this part (except for Thunder and Lightning), while the old characters are much more bland and uninspiring. To add to insult all the likable characters are killed off by the end of this part leaving only irritable heroes for the third outing.
All in all a decent followup, but lacks the consistent and edgy script of the first part. It would also seem that the Feast is not going in any specific direction as far as building the back-story of the monsters.
Director John Culager continues to push the envelope of horror to its very extreme with this second entry in his brilliant realized Feast trilogy. While this is an extraordinarily violent and bloody film, Culager doesn't sacrifice character development in order to satisfy the blood thirst of the audience. Over the course of the first two films, we come to care about these people as they fight for their very lives and the survival of civilization itself. The creatures themselves are truly grotesque, monstrous beasts that show no mercy to any human. The lack of mercy and the depiction of some brutal savagery inflicted upon the most innocent is a courageous cinematic choice by Culager and it is the fact he is unafraid, never turning his camera away from the inevitable that distinguishes him as an artist. Once again, this cast excels and Clu Culager gives another astonishing performance that stands out in a long and celebrated career.
This sequel, while enjoyable to a point, is somewhat of a let down. Again, lots of blood, lots of very stupid people doing very stupid things. I almost decided to turn this thing off, because I absolutely hated all of the characters, except for the redhead in the biker gang. But, my distaste for the characters is actually what had me keep it on just to see all of them die horribly. Much like the first, this is not scary at all. Again, it's a very bloody comedy. The monster makeup, human entrails and scattered body parts were very, very, very cheesy, which wound up being funny, just like the first one. Again, this is not a horror movie at all, well..., unless you're 9 and this is your first monster movie, then it might make you jump a time or 2. This is a B-movie, at best. Low budget, which mediocre acting, but I fear this, much like the first, will develop a cult following.
This is the second feast movie. And while the director remains the same
(and some survivors from the first movie, too), it is not as rich and
good as the first movie was. What you can't say though, is that the
director had no ideas for this. While the introduction to characters
has been changed from the written form to the moving picture form (a
move I didn't approve of and was subsequently changed back in the
follow up), the director had some craziness left up his sleeve.
The title is also very suggestive and could be taken the wrong way (anyone familiar with slang will know what "sloppy seconds" are). Therefor you shouldn't be too surprised if the movie does try to "dig" into strange territories. While the plot holes might be as big as they come (no pun intended), the movie still might get to you, if you let it.
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A whole lot is thrown at the screen here, but there is no cohesive or
interesting story. In the special features, the director says that he
told he writer "biker chicks, little people, a catapult" and had him
write a story on that. And it shows. While Feast I was fresh, original,
funny, with characters to root for, here they've just turned everything
up a couple of notches, just for the sake of it: so we have the
shooting of a dog, a baby's death, all sorts of bodily functions and
liquids thrown at people's faces, sacrificing of a grandmother. Nothing
is sacred, except a good script. The result is not funny, or all that
The story starts with a biker chick finding the hand of her dead sister and swearing revenge on whoever is responsible. She drags along the bartender from part I and has her fellow gang members join her. She is the main character and is rather unattractive. No Krista Allen to be seen here, unfortunately. There are some cute fellow biker chicks but they don't get to do anything or say anything. At least near the end two of them get topless.
They end up in a town and meet up with: 2 Mexican little people wrestlers and their grandmother, a sleazy used car lot owner, his woman who is cheating on him with an even sleazier car salesman, some other survivor from part I whose involvement is pointless. For no reason whatsoever, all of these people agree to take part in the gang leaders quest to avenge her sister's death. This involves getting into to town jail where the killer and his relative are. The jail is also the safest place in town.
Meanwhile, the monsters are killing, eating, and reproducing with anything that is alive and in sight. But the sense of dread is not there at all. For a long time the monsters pose no threat to our group. Eventually they kill a monster and dissect it. During the dissection we get the over-the-top gross-out moments that involve all bodily fluids and then some. The plot is to make a key to get into the jail since the guy there won't let them in. That plan doesn't work. So the group gets on the roof of a building across the jail. The idea now is to catapult the little people onto the jails roof using a motorcycle's power to launch the catapult. How the bike got on the roof is anyone guess, but the movie doesn't care about details. It just wants to show us gimmicks. That plan doesn't work too well either. While all this is going on, a survivor girl from part I locked herself up in a store. Monsters are getting in, and she escapes.
This movie is somewhat of a letdown given that Feast I was so excellent. It suffers from a reverse sequel curse. Rather than running out of ideas, they overdid it completely. Out of the 15 or so character we have in this movie and who survive for most of the movie, none of them is noteworthy. Perhaps that's the point. What we should take note of is all the disgusting and offensive stuff. I can tolerate and accept all those scenes if there were a story and development to go with it, otherwise it's just the filmmakers bragging about what they were able to get away with. That said, the movie is nicely filmed. Unlike horror movies that keep the lame tradition of shooting everything in the dark, here it's all nicely lit. The cinematography is very good. There's a beautifully shot dream/nightmare scene. These guys know how to make a movie but they let their guard down and decided to just have fun with things rather than do the hard part and work at a script. It still recommended for horror fans, especially now that horror has become so sanitized. This is heavy dose of insanity and disgusting stuff to make up for that. But it's no Feast I nor particularly funny nor horrific.
Today Is Ms Diane Goldner's Birthday. To show honor, I watched two sequels that she's known for from the Feast trilogy (Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds and Feast 3: The Happy Finish), which the entire trilogy was directed by her husband John Gulager, and were written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. It also features The Legendary Clu Gulager in all three chapters. Ms Goldner was in the first one too, but she plays a main character known as Biker Queen (a tough leader of a biker gang) in parts 2 and 3. I really love and admire Diane's performance as Biker Queen, which is truly powerful and 100% pure Badass. She's a woman nobody wants to mess with. In order for her to play Biker Queen, she learned how to ride a motorcycle and took training on how to fire a gun and My God, Diane brought it Big Time!!! The Feast films are in my top favorites, these are movies I will never, ever get bored of. It's nonstop, horrifying, heart-pounding, shocking, blood-gushing, gory, vile, crude, intense, perverse, action packed, with a mixture of humorously laughable scenes with awesome characters and horny hungry monsters that are so priceless. Definitely not for the sensitive ones. These films have everything an extreme horror fan will faithfully love. I have so much respect for both Diane Goldner and John Gulager. They're just a great duo in the Entertainment Biz. Diane's character is one of the baddest, meanest, toughest, and coolest women in films I have seen. She's definitely my top fave Badass Actress. John is A Genius and A Master, and he is one of the most important directors to me because his films are just so creative and innovative. The Feast films brought the monster sub genre to a level that I didn't think any movie could go. It's extreme and perverse, with unique ideas that no one even thought of and John is the man who has the guts to do it. I'm really proud to own all three films, and it's really important to me, it's like a fortune owning it all on home video. This trilogy has kept me happy all the time and it never gets old. I remember watching it over and over again with my Dad, as he was a huge fan of Clu Gulager. We laughed so loud, the entire neighborhood could hear. We wouldn't stop talking about these films, days and nights. His favorite scene was The Rambo 3 joke. Great times and memories that are not forgotten. I really hope to see a fourth film, and if it does happen, then I hope to see The Fabulous Five (John Gulager, Diane Goldner, Clu Gulager, Marcus Dunstan, and Patrick Melton) returning to do what they do best, which no one else can...
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