lower than the poop on the ground
Reviewed by kkzmom for Clueless at 2011-11-09 13:34:20
I saw this with my family during Thanksgiving, because it was the ONLY movie playing. It was so stupid, i wouldn't pay 25 cents to see it. I wouldn't see it if someone paid me, unless it was a million that i was paid.
I haven't actually read the comic this is based on (I can only read so many before the budget runs out), but the film has a lot to digest. It has equal parts inspiration from modern Japanese fantasy films, Bollywood, Chinese supernatural Kung Fu movies from the 70s/80s, indie rock, video games, and the films of John Hughes (tell me the seventh evil ex doesn't look like Judd Nelson on purpose). Overall it's the best film I've seen this summer since Kick-#!@%*#, but with it drawing from so many references there's bound to be a few people in the audience who don't get some of the in-jokes. Thankfully the rest of the humor is broad based enough to appeal to them.
But if you're tired of the same old crap over and over give it a shot. It has it's weaknesses but it's fun, it's light hearted, and there's nothing else out right now half as creative or original, and for that alone it deserves you giving it a chance.
This is easily the best foul-mouthed puppet film since Peter Jackson's "Meet the Feebles" (though maybe not as edgy as the latter). It's a bit of inspired lunacy but I cannot recommend the unrated version as it adds nothing to the film other than dragging it down with unfunny fecal humor. Stick with the R-Rated version and you'll be fine.
I love this movie
Reviewed by CoolerKing for Zero Effect at 2008-04-04 11:28:45
I saw this movie during it's very limited theatrical release, and almost instantly fell in love. The thing is full of quirky charm - wickedly funny with a nice dose of Sherlock Holmes and Encyclopedia Brown. Pullman is genius in the role of Darryl Zero. I wanted a whole series of Zero Investigations films. Underseen gem.