October 15, 2012

3,2,1...Frankie Go Boom - VOD

Mike: We're big fans of some of the people who appear in this film, like Chris O'Dowd and Lizzie Caplan, so we were anxiously awaiting Frankie Go Boom (as it was titled before the VOD-friendly 3, 2, 1... was added (that makes it show up at the top, get it?)) to premiere on video on demand. It's set to come out in theaters in a few weeks. We like seeing movies on demand because it saves some money - the cost was $10, which is less than a single movie ticket. And because it's time efficient. To see a movie at the theater, you have to go there, watch trailers, wait, watch the movie and then go back. We like going to the movies, but we get plenty of that experience, so it's nice to see a new movie sometimes and save the money and 1 1/2 to 2 extra hours.
So Frankie Go Boom had a great cast and the storyline sounded funny. We were expected to be amused at the very least. Boy were we wrong. Frankie Go Boom was one of the unfunniest films we've seen this year. Nothing in this film works, and it's altogether boring as hell. What a disappointment. If the studio is hoping for word-of-mouth to propel this stinker for its theatrical release, they're in for a major letdown. 

Erica: This movie is just awful. I was expecting this movie to be really funny and it just wasn't. To be honest, I don't really remember much about this movie that was memorable and the scenes with Ron Perlman are extremely disturbing. The movie is good in theory and concept, but not in execution. I say skip this movie. It is definitely not worth the money (VOD or otherwise). 

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