Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Film #9: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Plot - I laughed at this movie sometimes! It has perhaps the greatest (and slowest) car chase sequence in cinema history.
Form - Amateurishness, but that's a good thing here.
F/X - The tomatoes are crazy! They're big, they're small, they're fat, they're tall, they're all over the place!
Acting - Bad to great.
Mise en scene - Lots of tomatoes, little else.
Quotables - Countless. The songs are pretty catchy, especially "Puberty Love".
Cool stuff - Idiotic Jaws parody sequence, ads randomly thrown into the movie for gags, making fun of the families of tomato-murder victims, etc. In spite of the "horror" aspect, it manages to keep everything family friendly. A winner!