Halle Berry and Stephen Merchant in a game of truth or dare, Gerard Butler as a leprechaun and Jason Sudeikis as a fake Batman on a speed date with Wonder Woman. No I’m not having a nervous breakdown; these are just some of the scenes from the insane Movie 43.
The directors have taken a different approach to movie scripting and plots for this film, the difference mainly being that there isn’t really a plot at all. The various sketches that make up Movie 43 are loosely tied together by three kids scouring the Internet to try and find the most banned movie in the world. There really doesn’t seem to be any need for all of the scenes to interconnect and it’s almost like the creators felt they needed to justify going a bit crazy. Let’s face it; if you go to the cinemas to watch someone get a tattoo of a p***s on their cheek, you’re hardly looking for a powerful and driven story.
The great thing for this film is that amongst the hundreds of cast members, there are some star appearances. Aside from the obvious funny men Seth MacFarlane and Seann William Scott, the film also includes the likes of Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Uma Thurman. It’s as if all of the big names have just decided to go to a massive party and let their hair down. The trouble with these actors is they’re not known for being funny, and if Movie 43 doesn’t get laughs then what’s the point in it? The directors can but hope that once they’ve thrown all of the A-listers into the blender; we don’t end up in something horrible and sour.
One thing is for certain: this film is a risk. It is never going to smash box office records (mainly because most people have no idea what it is) and could very easily be a movie flop to rival John Carter. All that’s known for certain is it’s a new idea and one I don’t think we will see again for a very long time.
You can watch Movie 43 at VUE Cinemas if you’d like to check it out for yourself
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