Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Review: Black Sheep (2006)

Black Sheep
IMDB rate: 5,8
Genre: Comedic, Zombie

Last weekend I watched Black Sheep, and I must admit that Black Sheep is an excellent movie to watch drunk. And that is of course exactly what I did. It's an absolute weird movie about zombie sheep and well, it's much harder to appreciate while sober.

Growing up on the family sheep farm was idyllic for smart, sensitive Harry Oldfield, except for some knavish mischief from cocky brother Angus, until their dad has a fatal accident. Fifteen years later, Harry was finished sheep-phobia therapy and his ICT schooling and returns. Angus buys him out, all ready to present the genetically engineered Oldfield sheep he bred with a ruthless team. When environmentalist Grant steals a discarded embryo, which has sharp teeth, he gets bitten by it, and thus the first to be infected with predatory hunger and a mechanism that turns any mammal into a werewolf version. Running for the farm men, Grant's mate, student Experience, gets teamed up with Harry and his boorish but gentle pastoral youth friend Tucker. They must survive both the bloodthirsty sheep and their creators, who didn't realize this yet but dispose of an antidote.

Well, in all these years we've seen plenty zombie movies. Good ones, bad ones, hilarious ones and unbearable ones. Then, there is Black Sheep. I think Black Sheep is an excellent mix between all of these things. It's so bad that it's good, and it so unbearably bad that's it's hilarious. Black Sheep is indeed a movie about sheep, in fact, about zombie sheep. This sounds bad, and I must say it actually is bad. But, I loved it.

The whole concept of zombie sheep is ridiculous. We've seen plenty ridiculous horror movies and not all of them turned out too great. Black Sheep however, is quite great because it does not take itself serious.

A weird horror movie can go a few ways. It can be good because it does not take itself serious. It can be bad because it does take itself serious. Or it has to be an amazingly awesome script that can take this weirder horror side. Unfortunately, we've seen more of the first two than of the latter one.

Back to Black Sheep again. Black Sheep comes from New Zealand, which means that we see a lot of amazing scenery and beautiful views. Also, a lot of sheep. I think it's quite brilliant that they took something out of this typical New Zealand element and made a horror movie out of it. 

The acting is reasonable, not too great but absolutely not unbearably bad. It's good on a comedic way. The scenery is beautiful, of course because this movie takes place in New Zealand. There are two sorts of sheep in this movie, real sheep and CGI sheep. The CGI sheep look terrible in a funny way. They look so bad that you can't do anything else besides laughing.

I do recommend that everyone should watch Black Sheep, it's a comedic horror movie about zombie sheep and be honest, who wouldn't want to see that? I loved watching it!

My personal rate: 7,5/10

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious flick. Love the scene when they all come running down the hill :)


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