EASTER BUNNY, KILL KILL!
Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
What's it about
Mindy is a single Mom who is taking care of her young son Nick who suffers from cerebral palsy. She's recently gotten together with a troublemaker named Remington who is using her place as a way to duck the long arm of the law. Nicholas doesn't much care for him though, and believes that his Mom is betraying her dead husband. One day while being left alone with Remington, he threatens to kill Nicholas' rabbit if any beans are spilled about his nasty activities. Eventually, a pedophile friend comes over, but little do the scumbags know that there's someone lurking in an easter bunny mask ready to destroy.
Is it good movie?
Besides having a great title, I was hoping that this movie could kick a bit of ass- it has a bit of a retro vibe to it and seriously had potential to rock. Unfortunately, the whole thing comes off as a bit of a bust because of somewhat sloppy filmmaking decisions. If you've got a main character who's handicapped, you know that you've got automatic sympathy for him. Unfortunately, sympathy is about all we get for Nicholas' character- he just seems to be the poor, picked on kid and isn't really developed and as such isn't easy to care about. Ricardo Gray's performance borders on hilarity at some points, which is very distracting.
On the flipside of the coin,Timothy Muskatell's Remington is just the most evil person in the whole world and you've got to endure a lot of his sh*t before he gets any comeuppance at all. His over exaggerated characterization serves to take you further out of the film and makes it tough to invest yourself emotionally. With that being said, I think this is a film that tries too much. There are moments meant to creep you out, and a lot of moments meant to make you look away from the screen- the word grotesque springs to mind.
This Bunny is bringing a basket full of gore to splatter all over the plastic sheets of the renovated place it takes place in. If you love blood and guts, you'll dig what this one has to offer. In terms of pacing, the film seems to be dragged town by long shots which seem to be going against what the film is going for. The bad guy also seems to be very, very scummy in comparison to Mindy, Nicholas' mom who seems to have her stuff together.
As a final note, the twist ending was actually pretty decent and I really didn't see it coming- any flick with a twist ending deserves some praise if I don't have an inkling about it!
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EBKK is almost a good flick, but it feels uneven and is hampered by poor character development and uneven characterization. Gorehounds and people who like to think they're cool for having seen 'crazy sh*t' that others haven't seen might dig it, but I'd have to say that this one ought to be avoided.