Mutantis (2014) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Mutantis (2014)

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  • Release Date:  2014
  • Genre:  Comedy, Neo-monsters
  • Director:  Kelly Fitzgerald
  • Screenwriter:  Mark Leake
  • Cast & Crew: Darren Bolk, Gary Brown, Mark Colegrove, Larry Gamber, Steve Hobart, Jessie Lee, Megan Mundane, Patrician Rosa, and Deron Wilson

Mutantis (2014)Rating:

  • Raoul = 3.5 / 10;
  • IMDB = 6.3/10.

Mutantis (2014) Synopsis:

A giant chicken-like mutant terrorizes the woods nearby a nuclear plant and rape or kills everyone on his way.

Mutantis (2014) Review:

Mutantis can be seen as a low-budget parody of these man-in-a-suit monsters movies so successful back in the 50’s (The Creature From The Black Lagoon, The She-Creature, The Day The World Ended, etc.), except that here, the movie has been infused with an overwhelming amount of comedy.

The movie starts with the classic introduction of the characters and immediately, we discover that all the actors are wearing ridiculous wigs. The tone is then quickly set: Mutantis is clearly trying to fit itself in the so popular “so bad that they are good” comedy category. The acting is atrocious, some of the characters do not even match their characters’ gender. But the worst is by far the voice-overs, they are dumb and mostly out of sync with the images. To be honest, they are so bad that I couldn’t focus much and kept thinking about the actors recording the voice over in the studio instead. But don’t walk away too soon because, after a few minutes of doubting, it becomes clear that the wigs, the terribly fake acting, the image changing colors (I still wonder about the voice-overs though) is all part of the comedy aspect.

I kind of like this concept: if you do not have the budget to make your movie look good, better make it outrageously bad rather than lame. However, I think Mutantis pushed it a little too far and ends up looking more like a movie made by disguised friends for fun rather than a professionally made movie.

The thing that is more questionable about Mutantis is the humor. To say the least, it is very special humor. Like an overexcited kid, the movie strings together a non-stop humor show. Thereee is a lot of dialogues and almost every sentence contains one or many jokes. The movie is also one for bad-taste lovers. Thereee are a lot of poop jokes but also a lot of sexual-related humor. The mutant monster has a giant dick/vagina and spends most of the movie doing sexual things to the victims: deadly blowjob, deadly cunnilingus, you have it all… there is even a 69 with the monster! Those who are into this kind of humor are in for a threat, but others will probably find it tiring after a while.

I was personally caught in between, finding some parts of the movie hilarious (such as the sex scenes with the monsters), but is very often annoyed by the constant jokes and the bad acting. So take notice, you’ll need to be in the right mood to enjoy Mutantis.

This said, there is one brilliant thing about that movie, and it’s the abundance of crazy practical special effects. The creature is a lot of fun to watch and the kills are surprisingly good. They are obviously the ones of a low-budget movie, but they are very creative and always makes the deaths lots of fun to watch, often reminding of these awesome Japanese splatter/comedy such as Machine Girl or the excellent Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead(same kind of humor too).

In conclusion, Mutantis is a movie with plenty of good ideas, but one that should have taken itself more seriously. It overplays the card of “so bad that it is good” and ends up looking like a homemade movie done by a bunch of friends disguised with wigs. I guess it was a lot of fun filming it, but watching 75 minutes of it feels just a little too long.

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