FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.
A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.
A city is brought to its knees by an army of drug addicts. A masked vigilante desperately fights back. The line between good and evil blurs into one in 'The Superhero', a mix of live action... See full summary »
Ana Rosa De Eizaguirre Butler
Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Four heroes find themselves abducted by their arch-nemesis and are forced to compete in a series of challenges in order to save an abandoned town full of kidnapped innocent civilians.
Let me start by saying I love "The FP" and consider it a work of genius. Well-acted, well-scripted, well-shot, funny and so on. A truly great film. And I think we can learn something about filmmaking by comparing that film with this one, another Jason Trost joint.
With "The FP", a short was made. I assume this was used as a fund-raiser to get the full picture done right. That was a great idea and it worked. Here, we have what was a thrown together film -- if what the trivia on IMDb says is true, it was written in four days, shot in two weeks, there was no budget and time constraints meant the script had to be cut on the fly.
That is no way to make a movie. You do not necessarily need a budget, but you need to know what you are capable of and work with it. Here, we can tell it was rushed. The acting is only average, some of the lines seem out of place... and it just was not clever on the level of "FP". Another script revision or two, an extra day of shooting or two, it might have been worlds different.
11 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?