When a film includes a scene where the film is referring to itself á la a mirror reflecting another mirror, and features a time-traveling grizzly bear and "TV hand", along with more than a handful of clever humor and a talented young cast, you've got a winner of a film. Definitely indie in its presentation and visual effects, but inherently fun and endearing at the same time. Some very funny situational comedy, too.
I confess re-appraising films I've already seen doesn't happen that often or at least I can't be bothered to re-write the reviews. Still I recently watched this again to see if it still holds up, long story short it does. Something about this somewhat feverish nostalgia slasher makes me laugh, sometimes it's silly or plain daft but I found it endearing. I find it hard to be picky when a film is so fun.
I shouldn't have, but I quite liked it. It is fun, terribly silly and deliciously trashy. It just tries soooo hard to be cool that it wears it's welcome a little bit, but it still is a pretty satisfying milkshake of references. It borrows heavily from Scream, Scott Pilgrim, Donnie Darko, Kaboom, et al and although it is not on their league, it might satisfy it's fans.
Goddamn. That was something. Overstimulated, hyperlinked, multitasking, 4G ridiculousness that couldn't be more of-the-moment. Whether I could come back in five years and still be into it is another, and possibly irrelevant, matter: how could you not be excited about what this dude will direct next?