Red State

Review: Red State

08 Dec 11

Kevin Smith is back and by god with a Vegenance

I am the first to admit I am a Kevin Smith FanBoy from way back I have seen Clerks,MallRats,Dogma,Jay and Silent and Silent Bob Strike Back,Jersey Girl,Zach and Miri Make a Porno and Cop Out.. Anyway this is the the sort of return to form that Martin Scorsese had with The Departed, Quentin Tarantino with Inglourious Basterds,Clint Eastwood with Million Dollar Baby. Anyway this is a film about a few young school boys in middle America that through social networking find a woman through Twitter or Facebook and meet up with her. She then puts them in a cage and puts them in front a fanatical church that believe homosexuality and straying from what is considered the norm in society, that they deserve to die. These people are as bad as the Neo Nazi's only in a way done behind closed doors. The performances are amazing Michael Parks as the fanatical priest is the performance of his career, John Goodman is amazing as a tough guy cop fighting the underbelly of society and Kerry Bische from Scrubs fame is amazing and a future star. This film is not for the faint hearted, it is very realistic and very violent, and got some very strong religious views. Having said that it is not a criticism if anything it is just a warning to people that are not used to this kind of film. I absolutely loved the film, like Quentin Tarantino who said he freaking loved it.. well so did I, It's possible he loved it more than I did, and maybe so.. but this is one of my favourite films of the year so far.. I say that because I have a lot more movies I want to see before the 2011 season is over.. but I don't see there being much of a better film than this