It's an attempt by director Don Coscarelli to adapt a book that has a fanatical following but has often been described as "unfilmable." The end result has garnered mixed reactions from those who love David Wong's story while leaving the uninitiated understandably baffled.
Coscarelli's screenplay introduces an abundance of intriguing concepts but never goes very far with any of them.
Kansas Jayhawks forward Landen Lucas (33) and TCU Horned Frogs guard Alex Robinson (25) fight for a long pass in the second half during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. Duke Blue Devils forward Harry Giles (1) dunks over Louisville Cardinals forward Mangok Mathiang (12) and Louisville Cardinals forward Anas Mahmoud (14) during the first half of an ACC Conference Tournament game at Barclays Center.
Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) celebrates after scoring in the second half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Big 12 Championship Tournament at Sprint Center. Michigan State Spartans guard Joshua Langford (1) shoots the ball between Penn State Nittany Lions forward Lamar Stevens (11) and Nittany Lions guard Josh Reaves (23) during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center.
The tale is told from the perspective of a character, Dave Wong (Chase Williamson), who is under the influence of a drug dubbed "Soy Sauce." It's a black substance that, once in a person's system, gives him a perspective of the reality underlying what everyone else sees. Actually, a lot of the movie feels like David Cronenberg when he's misfiring. The special effects are so unbelievably awful that one gets the sense they were intended to be that way. This is the kind of cheesiness one embraces as a filmmaker if it fits into the tone and John Dies at the End is so off-kilter that the copious fake gore (which includes an animated sequence) doesn't damage its credibility.
It's a little like taking one of those pills in The Matrix. It's all very weird and visually interesting but not rewarding. They're a little like R-rated old school Doctor Who effects. By making John Dies at the End, Coscarelli dodges any possible charges of "playing it safe," but what else would one reasonably from the man behind Bubba Ho-Tep, a yarn about zombies invading a nursing home where Elvis is hiding out?
John's Red Storm during second half of Big East Conference Tournament Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. Wilson (5) prepares to shoot the ball in front of Illinois Fighting Illini guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) in the second half during the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Verizon Center. Duke Blue Devils guard Luke Kennard (5) controls the ball against Clemson Tigers guard Gabe De Voe (10) and Clemson Tigers guard Shelton Mitchell (4) during the second half of an ACC Conference Tournament game at Barclays Center.
But, if it's further than new, get her a bracelet or a necklace.
source: trailers.apple, added: Mon, Oct 29th '12 Filmmaker Don Coscarelli -- the genre maverick who wrote and directed some of our greatest cult movies, Phantasm, The Beastmaster, and Bubba Ho-Tep -- has returned to the scene with a brand-new fantasy-horror flick called "John Dies at The End." And as you might expect, it's weird, freaky and looks like another great, fantastic horror picture.
But he did say Allen, in street clothes for Saturday's game in Blacksburg, Va., could be partially blamed for the loss and that the preseason All-American had been stripped of his duties as a captain for the Blue Devils based on the actions that got him suspended.“Right now, I don’t want to talk about Grayson,” Krzyzewski told news reporters. Instead of tri-captains, we’ve eliminated him from being a captain of the team.
Only Amile (Jefferson) and Matt (Jones) are doing that. "(Allen) should be on the floor if he does the right things, and he didn't do the right thing, so he wasn't on the floor.