Today's Sucky Cinema Saturday selection is a gang flick from 2005 titled The Red Skulls.
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I don't know if I believe that 5k business... the denim jackets in this movie alone would have cost at least 2 or 3 thousand. That doesn't leave much scratch for the rest of the production.
The Campbell Brothers decided to allow a poor, confused man who wondered away from the local nursing home to introduce the movie.
I always like for my movies to start with a slightly more mobile version of Stephen Hawking introducing the movie and telling me how hardcore it's gonna be.
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Pick one, Lester. You can't kill Uri and return him to the gang... or can you?
I don't want to ruin the surprise should you decide that your life would be poorer for not looking this flick up and consuming as much of it as you can. I will tell you that there are cannibalistic mutants in this movie. I don't recognize them as undead zombie, but call 'em what you will.
Now, on with the pummeling of The Red Skulls as an entity.
Without their jackets they actually look like members of the band My Chemical Romance.
|Bad ass leader of the Red Skulls.|
I mean, really? The Red Skulls are supposed to be this hard ass gang, but they look like a bunch of rag-tag rejects that were kicked out of other gangs for being too soft.These guys have suburban angst written all over them.
|My Chemical Romance.|
Would I recommend this movie? Well, I've spent the entire length of this review trash talking the movie... but that's just a little well meant ribbing.
Sure the dialogue is terrible and the acting is worse, but I respect the Campbell Brothers for even attempting to make this movie. When you read the credits you get a feel (by the names of the various Skull members) that they knew their gang looked like a hodgepodge of styles and periods. They did it on purpose.
|A rival gang!|
The Campbell Brothers could have made a much better short film but I suppose the allure of going feature is too appealing, not to mention lucrative. No one is in the market to buy short films. But you put enough crappy musical montage filler in your short and viola! A feature! Just slap a slick cover on the DVD cover and you've got something to vend via Redbox, sell at Amazon, and stream with VOD!
|Things make more sense now. All the gangs are trying to be silly.|