Monday, August 29, 2011

Canadian Poster for 'Tucker & Dale vs. Evil'

This Canadian poster captures the tone perfectly. Way too graphic for the prudish US market, obviously. But, funny as hell, smart and irreverent. 

Here's the more conventional US one sheet. It's good, but we've seen this kind of poster so many times... Totally soulless -- kind of silly by comparison. It's a shame Americans are so backward. (Sigh) I'm moving to Europe...

Script, camera, direction in 'Tucker & Dale' are all a cut above. Looking forward to this. Will buy on Blu-ray if available (Yes. I'm studying this flick).

Alan Tudyk, especially, delivers beautiful deadpan (very smart) comedy. Looking forward to more from him. He's coming up in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', 'Conception', and 'Strange Frame: Love and Sax'.

This, along with movies like 'Attack the Block', modestly budgeted but garnering praise from critics and fans, are warning shots for big Hollywood wannabe blockbusters that have a harder and harder time making their budgets back.

Movies like this are probably what we'll see more of in the future -- less expensive, well written and directed, with big hearts, easy and fun to watch, rewarding on every level.

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