Probably to the theme song of Rocky, Terry Gilliam is standing tall and dancing atop the steps once again, and back in the crusade for all things worth talking about, in particular, something small, like existentialism.
Thomas Jacobs is trapped for over 4 years, knowing that his daughter has probably been born but doesn’t know if he’ll ever get out to meet her. So like most people would Thomas invents a machine that enables him to go into someone’s head and observe their memories.
The Assassination was actually filmed in 2008, then-titled ‘Assassination of a High School President’ it was put out in the States in 2009, but its distributor, Yari Film Group went bankrupted and only now has Signature Enterainment bought the rights and the movie is seeing the light of day in the UK.
The end result is disgusting, horrific and everything a good scary movie should be.
There is some tension in the movie. With cocked guns, the players aiming at the person in front, waiting for the spider decorated bulb to light, meaning they can shoot. The actors perspire, and you do sit at the edge of our seat waiting to see who will survive each round.
The comedy is un-apologetically politically un-correct, but it’s also touching and moving, and at times, genuinely sad. You start to forget it’s a CGI bear that you’re watching, acting.
Life is about the journey, not the destination, and new movie ‘The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best’ shares this vision wholeheartedly.
It’s worth mentioning first; it’s a German film, with English subtitles. I didn’t know this before watching, but don’t let it put you off. Hell is a clever title. In its native German, it means ‘bright’, but it works in English too. A big well done to writer Tim Fehlbaum.