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Its a bit, well, meh
To be completely honest I went into the cinema expecting to completely hate and despise this film. In fact I didn't really want to go in the first place (I was keen to see Godzilla) But the people that I was with demanded to see this, and I obliged.
I can say that I laughed over ten times I think and for a film like this thats good for me. I usually sit there in stony silence as the on screen antics play out. Most of my laughs came from Craig Robert character, the crudely named 'assjuice' however I may be slightly biased by this as he was in one of my favorite films of all time 'Submarine' and therefore I did have an obligatory giggle whenever he was on screen. Though I wasn't best pleased with his American accent.
Another positive was Rose Byrne who was for all of the film much funnier than Seth Rogen. I get the feeling that Seth is just playing himself in films now and because of this all his characters become boring very fast as they are all the same. However you can tell that Rose Byrne is really enjoying herself and she adds a lot of energy to the film, which would have certainly failed without her.
All in all its a fairly average comedy and its something with will please the mainstream audience, with its pop culture references and shock value humor.
Frank - a weird but extremely rewarding watch
Frank is probably the hardest film that I have ever watched to describe to someone who has never watched it. After viewing I had literally nothing to say. This is because it was a truly excellent watch.
I was initially attracted to 'Frank' by its strange and wacky trailer with promised an insane black comedy.
The first hour of Frank delivers on this completely and it is hugely entertaining. Some of the funniest scenes that I've seen at the cinema this year. This in my mind is properly revised comedy, until the film which is currently sitting at the top of the box office charts 'bad neighbours.' Anyways i digress.
During the last portion of the film there is a massive shift in the films tone, which could have easily been extremely jarring for the viewer but it is delivered in such a way that it only seems natural. This is when I decided that I did truly love the film. Not only was i capable of making me laugh but then also then to look at the more serious end of the coin.
I don't think that 'Frank' will make anywhere near as much money as some of the larger blockbuster which came out this week, but I done believe that it will linger in the memory of those who watch it. I can almost guarantee that Frank will become a cult classic over time.
(Also the soundtrack is bloody brilliant)