The Independent Film Forum: 7. Lesbian Vampire Killers
Our new film forum is your chance to pass judgement on a recent release. Here's a selection of your views on the comedy starring James Corden and Mathew Horne
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Rikki Rivett: "Lifeless, misogynistic vehicle is about right. The lashings of style-/flavour-enhancer don't make up for the lack of nutritious wit, I'm afraid."
Jimmy Brown: "Why? Why bother to make this film? Will it even make money? It's just such lazy, cut-price British film mediocrity. Much of the success of 'Gavin & Stacey' was down to how charming and likeable the characters and the show itself are. There's no charm and nothing to like. It's cheap and crass and plain bad. Where's the ambition? Why just pander to the lowest common denominator? Surely all involved were capable of something more than a film title they thought would look funny on a poster... Or perhaps they weren't. As with Corden and Horne's dismal sketch show, perhaps they've run out of charm and luck."
Sam J B: "OK, so it's not really good film, but I found it funny. It's nowhere near 'Shaun of the Dead' and will never get any of those 'cult classic' labels, but still it's fun. You could probably wait for the DVD, though... But there are a few laughs to be had – it's the sort of film to watch when you're hungover on Sunday afternoon and you don't want to watch any more reruns of 'Shipwrecked'. It's not Corden's finest hour but he's still a funny actor and I enjoyed him in this."
Marissa: "Yes indeed, a lifeless, misogynistic vehicle. If it wasn't so pointless and silly, it might be offensive, but it's just puerile and adolescent. A film version of 'Nuts' magazine. Such a waste of time. Few gags, poor writing, lazy acting and visually uninteresting. Will it even do well at the box office in the face of similar asinine efforts from Hollywood? I suspect 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop' will wipe the floor with it, even with 'LVK''s 'big name' actors."
Next week: At last a good film about football – or a cinematic own goal? The next film up for discussion in the Film Forum is 'The Damned United', about Brian Clough's disastrous reign at Leeds United. Add your comments to independent.co.uk/filmforum and we'll print the best next week.
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