Monday, August 26, 2013
GORILLA INTERRUPTED is a different kind of good.
GORILLA INTERRUPTED is about Ray Grabowski, a man who is turned into a gorilla by aliens. With the help of his kind-of-sort-of friends Dex, Sid and Jar Jar Binks the four yahoos stop an alien invasion and fight the Devil for some reason. It has "shot in the backyard with dad's camera" production values but the film has this strange crude energy that you don't get too often in comedies. I was reminded of the show THE YOUNG ONES which I was excited to hear them mention on the commentary track. The story is strange and the humor is absurd but there are genuine moments of greatness that hint at the greater things that came afterward.
The real reason why you should get this movie is for the making of documentary and the commentary track with Mike, Jay and Rich. Both give funny insights into the guys of Redlettermedia and where they came from, how they got together and what struggles and obstacles they encountered when making this movie. Friendships were tested, stuff was broken and in the end they came out with a film that left them tired and disappointed. Yet, without GORILLA INTERRUPTED there wouldn't be RedletterMedia. I am glad that they do show some love for their film by going back and redoing some of the special effects to make them more palatable to the eyes.
I had fun watching all that GORILLA INTERRUPTED had to offer. Yes, it is not for everyone. But if you are into making movies then buying this movie will not only encourage you to proceed with media production (In more ways than one!) but you will be helping a smart group of guys continue to make the Internet a funny place to visit.