In prepping for this article, I realized what a truly mixed bag year 2011 was at the movies. A lot of my reaction could probably be applied to any year. There were a lot of sequels that didn’t live up to the hype, coupled with a few franchise non-starters. Some of the most buzzed about art house films ultimately felt flat. Most of the superhero movies were entertaining enough to get me back for the inevitable follow-ups. New stars were minted.
Holy. Crap. I didn’t have a clue as to what I was walking into with this movie, except for the few basic facts that it was a horror/thriller film written by the well-known cult film director Kevin Smith. Now, I can admit that I’m already one of Mr. Smith’s biggest movie-watching fans which is why I was more than happy to review this film in particular.