Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bad Milo! (2013)

Bad Milo! (USA, 2013) - Color, Director(s): Jacob Vaughan
MPAA Rating: R
Approx. 85 min.

Z-rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Cheese Factor: 3 stars out of 5

When I saw the trailer for this movie, I thought this movie was going to be awesome! I'm a big fan of Monster Movies in general, so I figured that a monster coming out of someone's ass and killing people was going to be hilarious. Don't get me wrong, it was really funny because of how ridiculous some of the lines sounded but I wish they put as much effort into the plot as they did the ass jokes. This movie definitely feels like a Comedy first and a Monster Movie second.

Ah, ass demons, of course!

The creature looks like a hairless but sharp-toothed Gizmo from Gremlins (without the ears). When it has that sad puppy look on its face, it totally reminds me of Gizmo! When its out killing people though, it just looks like an evil little baby demon. I liked the design of the monster, it looked pretty mean in the trailers. The story just didn't do it for me though. A guy is plagued by stomach troubles which causes him to spend hours in the bathroom. The doctor tells him it's related to poor stress management, so he tries to take it easy. At work, his boss moves his office into a bathroom that is shared with a random loser and he's soon put in charge of firing people at the company. At home, his mother is pressuring him to have children and he's got daddy issues that he's been dealing with all his life. When it all comes to a boil, the little demon creature crawls out of his ass and murders the people that are stressing him out.

I'm pretty sure you could've gathered all that from the trailer and there's really not much else to the story. They expand a little more on the issues he has with his father and why he bailed on the family but the movie was a little too simple. "Milo" doesn't pile up a huge body count and it's not like anyone linked the murders to it. There's no threat of anyone finding out the guy's got a monster hiding in his ass, I found it hard to relate since all his problems are personal. They just could've done so much more with this movie.

You don't even want to know what he does with this poor mouse...

Nudity: None that I could really remember. Although a doctor gets his face eaten by the guy's ass, or rather the monster living in his ass, during a funny dream sequence.

Gore: There's a ton of blood being splattered onto walls but much of the violence happens off screen. There is one scene where Milo bites off some guy's penis, it was pretty explicit but played off for comedy.

Awesome: This movie is still pretty funny although I feel a little underwhelmed by the plot. Both Gremlins movies had such better stories and characters! This movie wasn't really disappointing though, it's still a lot of fun to watch with a group of friends. I just think it had the potential to be so much better. My recommendation is playing this in a Creature Feature marathon along with both the Gremlins movies for a good night at a Halloween party.