Friday, January 7, 2011

Rumpelstiltskin (1995)


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Summing It Up:
A young woman finds out that the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin is all too real when she accidentally releases the murderous monster from captivity. After he steals her child, she must fight to get the baby back and send Rumpelstiltskin back to where he came from. Unfortunately, the only person who believes her story is a loudmouthed, Jerry Springer-like talk show host.


Quick Thoughts: 
Let's get this straight... This movie is a total piece of shit. However, it is a fairly entertaining, and utterly laughable piece of shit. I guess that should be expected though, since Director/Co-Writer Mark Jones is the man responsible for bringing us the Leprechaun character. 

Like that film, this one features a ridiculous-looking, small-stature creature who spouts off random one-liners while killing people (Seriously, they make little to no sense whatsoever). He also has the stupidest weakness ever (Really? Straw is the best they could do?). Still, somehow the bad dialog, over-the-top acting, cheesy kills, and horrid score managed to keep my attention.

I first saw this movie about 15 years ago (I own the Republic VHS tape), and while I chuckled at it back then, I now found myself belly-laughing throughout the film. My wife, on the other hand, couldn't take it, and after about twenty minutes, she left and went to bed. That being said, if you like shitty movies, then I think you'll get a kick out of this one.

Oh yeah, and Jones also was a writer for The A-Team (you know, the TV series Mr. T), so keep an eye out for the scene where the midget monster is driving an 18-wheeler while chasing down a guy in a dune buggy, and he yells out, "I love it when a plan comes together!" It is definitely a WTF?! moment, and I'm sure it has been lost on many a person who isn't up on their obscure crap trivia.


Verdict:


2 1/2 out of 5

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