Wednesday, August 5, 2009

From the Local Family Video: Stupid Movie Night vol #3

It has been a while since we've had a stupid movie night, but last night was one for the ages. Ski, Craig, Smorz, Kimmy, and I all went to Family Video and we came across a wonderful independent film titled, The Cook.

The Cook is your basic slasher film, where the Hungarian Cook (or as the characters referred to him in movie, Hungry Cook)murders members of a sororiety who stayed in the house over spring break. Initially this movie strives in excellence as it has all of the prerequisites to a SMN classic, pointless nudity, piss poor dialogue, awkward camera angles, low quality camera, and just atrocious acting.

The Cook goes above and beyond though, in addition to the aforementioned prerequisites listed, the film includes several lesbian scenes, a nice little scene where it references Holloween 4: The Final Chapter, brilliant one liners that will likely be repeated by viewers on a regular basis (ie: I AM COOK!!), and realistic violence and gore, which is sure to make your stomach turn a little.

This movie was very difficult to rate because initially it checks out in everything that makes a stupid movie, but questions are raised as to whether or not it was intentionally bad or not and whether or not that should affect the rating system of SMN. We believe that this movie is intentionally a comedy/gore film, but we decided to not let this affect its rating, as it is essentially a stupid movie. The ending, however is a little disappointing, but the cut outs and extras that play during the credits are pretty funny.

SMN Rating : 8.5/10

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