Monday, July 25, 2011

MULBERRY STREET (2006)

The tenants of an apartment complex are attacked by furry creatures with sharp teeth (kinda like in CRITTERS 3) and their bite turns you into a ratpire. That could be exciting, except that the budget for this film is rumored to be $60,000 and it shows: in scenes where it's suppose to be a confused mass of people on the street instead it's just a actor walking around in what looks to be a crowd of people attending a parade; the CGI is YouTube level; the acting is one step above YouTube level; the picture is grainy and the action scenes are all just punching and kicking. I have no problem with punching and kicking except that here the camera is so jerky and crammed so tightly into the action it's hard to figure out exactly what's happening. Also there's that annoying shutter speed gimmick going on that I absolutely hate. It was fresh and inventive in SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, but nowadays it's worn out it's welcome and needs to fuck off.

I can't think of a single reason at all to watch MULBERRY STREET. It's boring, it looks like shit and the story is older than my grandpappy's dick. Skip it and never look back.