Video Review: SWISS ARMY MAN farts big!

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Reality is weirder than fiction. Not always! Swiss Army Man has got to be the strangest movie that I have ever seen, no, REALLY everyone! It’s so full of metaphors that you are not quite sure of what is real, and what isn’t. I heard it won huge praise at the Sundance Film Festival so wanted to see what all the fuss was about. A few calls later and I had arranged some friends to sit and watch it with me. Our feedback is, well… Have a watch and see what we thought.

Some swearing and spoilers ahead.

It’s an odd movie. I’ve been thinking about it since I viewed it and I think I may need to have a sit down and watch it again. It’s a very intimate film so best viewed alone I think. The personal journey of Paul Dano’s character is very intense and the strange, and very dark humour can be rather jarring. It is unique though. It isn’t another superhero movie or remake which is great. I just do worry about the ending (as I said earlier, spoilers in the video review).

What do you think? Are you intrigued enough to dare watch it or does it sound like some arty-farty experiment?

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Last Updated: November 29, 2016

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Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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