This is a banner day for Bad Movies.
True film fans enjoy stuff like this, because it doesn’t pretend to be anything but B-movie trash. There’s all sorts of trash aiming for Deep and Meaningful that hit entirely different targets named Pretentious, Obscure and Boring (shorthand: POB).
RAWHEAD REX looks like a silly little nugget of stupid fun. And to be honest, watching films with subtitles is fine, but if all you ever watch is black-and-white movies with subtitles about depressing and intellectual things, it will simply put you in therapy and give you migraines. Your brain, it needs a break sometimes. It need simple fun like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC or TRANSPORTER or, if you really want to wallow in the B-movie mud, stuff like RAWHEAD REX.
See? What’d I tell you:
- The special effects are terrible.
- The monster is a foam rubber joke that would feel at home on the set of Doctor Who.
- The shreds of a storyline are simply an excuse for crazy scenes of mayhem.
Do these flaws matter? No. Because when you already know you’re watching nonsense, so the lack of polish is refreshing and a conversation starter. Munch popcorn with your peoples as you try to spot continuity errors, dialogue that makes no sense because they cut the setup scene and the zippers on the monster costume.
Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that was a finalist for some award.