Reviewed by: Zombie Boy
What's it about
A young man sets out to find a new heart for his terminally ill sister and falls in with an elderly sex magic practitioner, a whore, and a bounty hunter against otherworldly creatures in this dystopian future “motion comic book”.
Is it good movie?
I have no idea what I just watched. Mulciber is older than the hills and needs beejays to use his psychic powers, but he can also turn invisible and walk through walls. Tommy needs to save his sister and gets the snot kicked out of him a lot. Beezal is a hermaphrodite pimp, Dragos is the son of Baphomet, Halfpipe is a whore with a heart of gold, and Angelf*ck has weaponized orgasms. They all exist in some half-baked Dystopian future after an unspecified Armageddon where “old, forgotten gods”, or something, rose up and killed a bunch of people.
Godkiller is not a movie. It is not an anime or a cartoon, even. It is basically a glorified animatic. They essentially took the comic book and gave it the barest amount of motion and had actors read the lines and added foley work. Kind of like a visual radio play. What that amounts to is me never having a strong idea of who was who, who was saying what, or what the eff was happening at any given time. Regardless of the fact that the characters talk it to death. A five-minute scene seems like an hour when Beezal won’t shut the hell up. And does Tommy need to say, “Crowbar: meet file cabinet” before he hits the file cabinet with the crowbar?
For me, somewhere between the comic being read out verbatim and the lack of cohesive backstory, Godkiller fails totally. It is onerous listening to every bit of action told through dialogue, and I was never clear how someone named Starkiller setting off a bomb in NYC led to a worldwide disaster and how the Silent War (the thingamabob with the old gods) got started, or ended, or anything. It’s all just a jumble of amorphous ideas made “edgy” with the copious use of cursing and comic book copulating. There is also something about a magic Rubik’s Cube deal that is also, shocker, never fully explained.
And the best part of it all? It’s to be continued.
Video / Audio
Audio: Dolby 2.0 stereo.
Godkiller: Walk Among Us comic book: issues 1-6: There are three pdf files that can be accessed through your computer. If you look at them you will notice they are basically the “movie” without the motion or voices.
Silent Wars audiobook/ebook: You have your choice here of either one mp4 or three pdf files for what I guess is a prequel to Walk Among Us. It would answer some of my questions, if I had any desires to watch or listen to it.
Clearly I did not understand what the creators of this product were getting at. To me, Godkiller doesn’t look good enough, sound good enough, or contain interesting enough characters or ideas to merit a viewing. It’s meandering, unfocused, and trying too hard to be edgy. Maybe if I were a fan of comic books in general I might appreciate it more. But I doubt it.