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The main reason I watched this movie is because of the trailer and the over-enthousiastly written revieuws I read in a paper. It felt promissing.
So I went see it: first it feels like a comedic parody on old detective noir films, then suddenly it becomes a horror-thriller, then a scene full on comedy, then detective noir again - yet this time it doesn't feel like a parody, then it becomes horror again... and so on...
To put it short: the picture seems not able to decide what it wants to be. Some might call it an experimental mix of genres, yet it felt more like indecisiveness to me.
The individual scenes are good, not great, but good. The complete film just couldn't win me over.
Furthermore I am kind of pissed of about the plot (don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything).
The movie introduces dozens of plot-points throughout the whole, but only ties together a couple of these in the end. So I felt like it needed more to have a satisfying end - despite its allready outrageous runtime!
Anyways, 4 stars nontheless. Love you Andrew...
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