Tuesday, June 05, 2007

EAGLE VS. SHARK

EAGLE VS. SHARK is a low-budget independent comedy from New Zealand. Although it has funny moments, the film has the same problem as Wes Anderson's films. The characters are one-dimensional cliches, and the plot points are clearly the manipulation of the writer and not a natural outgrowth of the characters. Instead of laughing at the main character's situation, I feel sorry for what the writer has chosen to put her through. The film is perfect for the bitter, jaded and angry independent film crowd, but could never cross over to adult mainstream audiences.
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