METALHEADS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND...
Reviewed by: Zombie Boy
What's it about
A sad-sack slacker with an inheritance fumbles through daily life with his gold-digger girlfriend and oblivious best friend.
Is it good movie?
Another Bill Zebub New Jersey cheapie, this one at least doesn't have aspirations terribly higher than its possible scope. Bill plays Bill, an aging metalhead running out of the meager death benefit he received from his departed parents, which has enabled him to come to his present state with absolutely no ability to earn a living. Getting high and waxing pseudo-intellectual is the height of what he is capable of.
Enter Bill's girlfriend, Elaine, who is much nicer-looking than Bill merits. She knows it, and is vocal about it, and even tries to hook up with Bill's good-natured doofus roommate, Rich, when it is apparent the Bill gravy train is drying up. There are some decently amusing scenes of Rich masturbating while ignoring Elaine on the phone, and of Elaine tripping balls and trying to hide it from her dad.
The movie takes a bizarrely dark turn when Bill finds about Elaine's would-be infidelity, and decides to go on an anarchistic tear with an unnamed evil metalhead who gives us all a bad name. There is intimidation, thievery, and atttempted rape. To Bill's credit he starts to twig that something isn't right with this fellow, and tries his damndest to get out of the situation.
Unfortunately, instead of giving us the feel-good resolution we desperately need at this point, the movie feints that way, and then serves us up an unnecessarily bleak and frankly mean ending. I'm not sure exactly what sort of moral Mr. Zebub had in mind for us, but I didn't get it. It just weirded me out and bummed me out.
Video / Audio
Video: Shot on video. Looks pretty good for the budget.
Audio: Not sure. I didn't receive a case for the DVD and Amazon has no opinion on the matter. Sounds fine, though.
Bloopers: A collection of bloopers, most of which seem to be Zebub screaming at people when they least expect it, and freaking them out.
Trailers: Some trailers for other Bill Zebub productions.
There is some really good stuff in this movie. Some laughs, and some nice off the wall, off the cuff wackiness. And as always, I love independent productions, MFers just out there doing it. Just be ready for the out of place middle section, and just plain mean ending.