Probably not for everyone, but a treat for Hertzfeldt fans.
The story, like Don Hertzfeldt's other shorts, has an amazingly simple story--and, of course, it's chock full of blood and violence. It begins with a guy complaining about his wisdom teeth making his face puffy. He then asks his friend to help him pull out his stitches--and BAD things happen!! It takes a while, but VERY bad things happen. Trust me on this.
If you've seen "Rejected" or some of Hertzfeldt's other mondo-bizarro films, then "Wisdom Teeth" will come as no surprise. It's sick, twisted, strange and darkly funny. His fans with love it...others will probably just be shocked! After all, his animations look as if they were done by a 7th grader and yet have a VERY sick sensibility that will hit unsuspecting viewers like a 2x4 upside your head.
I really liked this short but after seeing "Rejected" (probably the ultimate sick Hertzfeldt film), it's hard to top and "Wisdom Teeth" doesn't quite do it. Still, it has what I wanted to see and I hope to see more.
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