(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)
(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)
SW score: 47
5 out of 5 octopi
I cannot even begin to give a remotely adequate description of this movie. Clearly, everyone involved in its production was incredibly high. I mean every single person in the crew and the creative team and the actors and everybody.
It’s incredible. I know they really didn’t do outtakes back then but if they did this movie would have to have trillions of them.
I won’t even attempt to comment on the effects. No words I could write would come close to doing them justice.
If sixties camp were a deity this film would be its avatar. This is the perfect distillation of cinematic lunacy and it’s perfect in every way.
(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or special effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.
(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)
(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so
(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)