Reviews of movies, music, books and more by David Goody.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

DVD - Black Sheep

With Peter Jackson's empire now seeming to employ most of New Zealand either directly or through the WETA workshops special effects labs, it was only a matter of time before someone made a decent fist of making a worthy successor to bad taste.

Black Sheep is not only a B movie, but conciously cheap and silly on. Any film that decides to have it's pivotal scary scenes composed mainly of stock footage of sheep running around hill-sides is either very clever or very silly. In this case probably both.

The plot is fairly simple, sheep-phobic city boy returns to farm to find his brother is genetically engineering sheep, bumps into a improbably attractive female animal rights activists and a need for mint sauce increases rapidly.

The film flies through it's 80 minutes aiming for humour and gore rather than tension and surprise - and generally hitting the target. It's not a great film by any stretch, but if ewe like cheap comedy horror you won't find this baa-d at all.

(sorry about the puns)