(Review originally written at 15 March 2010)

This is not really a movie that stands out with its brilliance but it's one that is greatly fun to watch.

This was obviously not a very expensive movie to make but I must say that they did a great job with its budget and resources. They are being quite creative, by staying mostly old fashioned. All of the creature effects are not spectacular but they are simply good and effective looking. This is basically just the case with the entire movie.

They kept things simply for this movie with its story, that works out mostly effective because the movie itself doesn't take itself too seriously. The movie is foremost being a comedy, making this movie a very entertaining and fun one to watch. It also has some good horror, not in terms of its scares or gore but more with its build up and main premise.

The movie also truly benefits from it that it's entirely being set in a small and isolated desert town, with a small bunch of misfits living in it. They keep things lively and fun and prevents the movie from starting to repeat itself. Even though in essence the movie really isn't an original one, the execution of it all still makes this a very original and greatly watchable movie within its genre.

It's really great that Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are in this. They are an unlikely screen-duo but it works out surprisingly fun and natural. Both show to have some great comical talent as well, next to the right acting skills. All of the other characters are great in this as well and as a matter of fact I don't think there was not a single character in this movie which I didn't remotely disliked.

A great and above all greatly fun genre movie.


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