Sunday, February 3, 2008

Black Sheep Review

This movie really has a tremendous horror-comedy premise but alas it moves to far from the central idea and suffers miserably for it. I found the first half of the film to be absolutely amazing. The humor worked well and the concept (invasion of the sheep? good stuff) worked well. Alas the longer the film went the worse it got, to a nearly interminable last 25 minutes or so when all of the humor disappeared. The film's later half is also marred by the prevelance of were-sheeps (think sheep-werewolves). The were-sheeps are neither realistic enough to be scary nor ridiculous enough to be funny. Also the film takes a turn for the truly perverse in the last act and the attempt at gross humor misses the mark: it just makes the viewer uncomfortable and disgusted. I would have preferred to see the central concept played out for the whole film as it's a good one, we didn't need were-sheep to make this work.

Overall Score: 5/10

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