Even before we meet the odd couple who constitute 95% of Swiss Army Man, we are given hints of the oncoming oddness through the credits as various ‘send help’ notes drift by on increasingly curious and elaborate vessels – including one that ends with the exclamation, ‘I AM SO BORED!’
Then we get to the meet incredibly uncute between suicidal castaway Hank and waterlogged corpse Manny and the fart and penis jokes commence – but if you stick with it, Swiss Army Man becomes a vehicle for existential angst, meditations on love, friendship and life itself (however twisted and insane they might be). It might even be considered a superhero spoof (but I’m not saying another word about that – Except the word superpowers…).
Dust off your Sorting Hats and stock up on butterbeer! Freeform will be continuing what has become a magical tradition – airing the entire Harry Potter movie series – beginning on Friday, March 14th and continuing through to Sunday, March 16th.
When the movie Igor was announced and James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were attached, the premise – the story of Frankenstein told from the point of view of his assistant, Igor – I thought, ‘What a great premise!’ When the film’s title was changed to Victor Frankenstein, I thought, ‘That kinda makes sense – everyone knows who he is; almost no one really thinks about Igor.’
Then we got a cool a trailer and a few really cool clips. It was all good. And then it all came crashing down. Those cool moments form the trailer and the advance clips? They’re pretty much the sum total of the movie’s good moments.
It’s here and it’s alive! The trailer for the story we all know – told by the man who witnessed it all, Igor Strausman! Victor Frankenstein stars Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as victor Frankenstein.
For a very different take on Mary Shelley’s classic tale, check out the American (introduced by McAvoy and Radcliffe) and UK (darker, moodier) trailers for Victor Frankenstein after the jump. Victor Frankenstein will be in theaters on November 25th.
Horns is based on the novel by Joe Hill. It stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, broken-hearted young man who is believed by everyone in town to have raped and murdered his girlfriend, Merrin Williams. Things get weird when he awakens after a night of serious drinking with horns beginning to grow out of his forehead.
Written by Keith Bunin (In Treatment) and directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), Horns is a deeply disturbed, bleakly funny and frequently scary little film that gives Radcliffe another quality role.