I have been tracking this movie since it was called "Kitchen Sink", because honestly, it sounded pretty awesome: zombies vs. vampires vs. humans vs. aliens! Of course it sounded like it wasn't going to be a great movie, but it seemed like it would be a lot of fun, so I was hooked. Unfortunately, this movie got pushed out quietly and never came close enough for me to see it, however I rented it on Redbox the first chance that I got.
This movie was pretty much exactly what I wanted. It was a funny B-movie. I laughed many times, and I even laughed one of the hardest times I have since Trainwreck. The plot is also surprisingly philosophical. The plot can be applied to both social class and race relations relatively easy, which increases its value. I also think that it was a somewhat well-written coming-of-age story.
The three main characters, played by actors who I've really never heard of, were really well-written, creating flawed, but likable characters that you root for. Keegan-Michael Key, Patton Oswalt, and (surprisingly) even Vanessa Hudgens are really funny in their supporting roles.
The CGI effects were not that good, but the film obviously wasn't working with a very big budget, so they did the best they could with what they had. The zombie practical effects were actually pretty good though.
To me, this movie was really quite enjoyable. The film had its flaws, but it did its job well as a B-movie. It is definitely worth a watch on Redbox.
Freaks of Nature
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Redbox rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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