Have you ever wondered what kind of movie you would get if you mixed “Lethal Weapon” with “Weekend at Bernie’s”? Neither, and I don’t know why anyone would. However, if anyone were up to the task then surely it would be none other than CRAB CRAB CRAB.
At the outset, let me say that there are two things that “A Slime of Passion” does well. Firstly, this film correctly understands that farmers are indeed the backbone of our economy (A small joke, yet one of the best one-liners of the night. Steven Joyce would be so proud). Secondly, this film serves as a great parody of the over the top cop dramas that we know all too well.
The laughs from this film were non-stop. The accidental death of the cop and the shot of the two cops (one dead and the other alive) running through the hallway were absolutely hilarious. This is a film that is truly enjoyable to watch.
The audio for the slimy creature was a weaker point for the film. However, the design of the creature did look impressive. Also, the level of creativity needed to come up with a romantic story between the slimy creature and the dead cop is worth noting. Truly novel ideas are usually the mark of a genius. I’m not sure if the idea of a romance between a slug-like creature and a dead cop is a mark of genius, but it is probably a mark of something (something which months of counselling could help uncover).
“A Slime of Passion” is one of those films that reminds you why this film festival is so enjoyable. Clever people come up with wickedly absurd and creative ideas and put them onto the screen for the world to enjoy.