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There's nothing else in the world quite like a great bad movie. They can help you turn a frown upside down. They can make you laugh until you cry. They can create fond memories, like watching them with friends at parties. Most movies that are so bad they're good aren't that way on purpose. One exception of course are the movies made by Troma. 'ThanksKilling,' a very Troma-ish movie, was obviously made with tongue planted firmly in cheek. It's not totally successful, but is no doubt a fun viewing experience for lovers of epic junk.
Pros: Cast is game. Offbeat, but catchy score. Often hilarious. Some gory kills. The effects, including the turkey itself, are pretty good. Better directing job than you might expect. Fast paced and never dull.
Cons: Not all the humor hits the target. Characters are all stereotypes. Score is repetitive. At times it seems the filmmakers are trying too hard to make this bad. Predictable.
Final thoughts: The makers of 'ThanksKilling' knew exactly what they were going for. For the the most part the result is successful and always entertaining. It doesn't quite reach the heights of a Troma film, which it was obviously inspired by, but has enough merit of it's own. It also may very well be the best of the few Horror films set on Thanksgiving. 'Home Sweet Home,' eat your heart out.
My rating: 3/5
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