Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009)

Feast III: The Happy Finish (USA, 2009) - Color, Director(s): John Gulager
MPAA Rating: R
Approx. 95 min.

Z-rating: 9 out of 10 stars for nudity, crude dialogue, and outrageously lewd humor.

*Grandpa farts while everyone is crawling behind him in a ventilation shaft*

Tat Girl: "...the FUCK was that, old man??"
Bartender: "Shut the fuck up, you dim-witted cunt!!"

That is exactly the type of crude dialogue and lewd humor you can expect to find in this third installment of the Feast Trilogy. Seems like they went for broke in this one, going completely over-the-top with their absurd humor. They made half-hearted attempts to bring back old jokes and make references to the original. (Playing around with the Life Expectancy of each character, that sort of stuff) This series has become firmly rooted in the outrageous splatter genre though... but that's just fine with me!!! Luckily for me, this type of crass language and toilet humor is right up my alley, so Feast is fast becoming one of my favorite trilogies. But be warned, this type of humor isn't for everyone. That's why if you're planning to play these at a party... I suggest you rent the entire series, watch em, then judge your crowd and see which ones you want to play.

This one picks up right where the second one leaves off, revisiting the last 5-10 minutes of the end of second part. Right from the beginning we see a monster decapitate someone, swallow their head, and immediately shit it out. (In a scene that's reminiscent of the bathroom scene with Jared from Poultrygeist) From there on, we pretty much know what kinda movie we're in for. The monsters are shown breaking in on the rooftop, where our main characters are have the catapult set up, but they're quickly dispatched by the biker gang before a new character is introduced. Yet another brave, capable hero come to save the day!!! With his help, they finally get into the jail and the biker chicks finally get their hands on the Hobo that refused to let them in. They quite literally beat the shit outta this guy and wanna leave him for dead but the hero hatches an escape plan to get them all out. Without giving too much away, let's just say that things don't go according to plan... someone eventually gets raped by a monster... and gets turned into a hybrid creature... and yeah, you see where this is going. The ending is just too ridiculous to even mention so for those of you who absolutely need some kinda of linear closure, this may be the weakest in the series for you.

Nudity: Those same biker chicks from the second one are still showing their tits, although they cover just a tag once they get down from the rooftop.

Gore: Outrageous. In fact, it's probably been outrageous since the second one but it hadn't really crossed the line yet. With the opening sequence where the monster swallows and shits out that head, much of the gore and splatter effects were used specifically for shock value and to repulse the viewer. Without introducing anything new of any real substance, it was this film that really crossed the line into the absolutely ridiculous. At least it was for me!! (Okay, I know... midget catapult. However, I cannot honestly say that I wouldn't have suggested that myself!!)

Awesome: Pretty awesome, even though I feel that this is the weakest of the series. If you're a fan of Troma films, this should be right up your alley!!! What I liked best about this movie was the writing, some of the best lines are delivered hilariously by the old Bartender!! (Played by Clu Gulager, the father of director John Gulager, who is best known for his role as the main character in The Return of the Living Dead)

So evil, yet so hot...
One of the best lines in this movie comes after a character makes a comment on how he looks like a foosball player after losing both of his arms and inquires about how he could possibly be of any help in slaying monsters. The Bartender had these words of encouragement to offer:

Bartender: "We go in hard, we go in fast, and we'll kill em all."
Guy: "What? How? I don't have any arms."
Bartender: "You only need legs to kick ass, baby boy!!"

Hahaha, CLASSIC!!

[Also, check out my reviews of Feast and Feast II: Sloppy Seconds]