Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Swiss Army Man (2016)

An American comedy drama horror directed by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
A man stranded on a desert island is about to hang himself when he sees a body wash up on the shore. The corpse turns out to have special powers and almost be alive. The two have many adventures together as the corpse uses it's special powers to get the man home and the man explains life to the corpse that is becoming more alive as it learns.
This started out super-gross. I was ready for the worst, but then it turned into a heart-touching tale of learning to live. Obviously, the plot and characters are top notch. The video is absolutely amazing. They used every effect I know without overdoing it. Physical and digital effects combined with master camera-work to produce a spectacle for the eyes. The soundtrack was a little on the post-alt rock side, but that was the only point that was less than perfect. I won't spoil the ending other than to say I liked it. Films of this caliber come along so infrequently these days. I rate it best. WATCH IT!!!

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