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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"The Gingerdead Man" review


The Gingerdead Man (2005)

Directed by Charles Band

Writing credits William Butler Domonic Muir


Gary Busey.... Millard
Robin Sydney.... Sarah Leigh
Ryan Locke.... Amos Cadbury

My friend and I saw this one the other day. We've been looking forward to "Gingerdead Man" for some time. Gary Busey as a reincarnated killer gingerbread man? Sold. That's a B-movie touchdown. Or so we wanted to believe…

"Gingerdead Man" is a mild disaster. It's not disastrous enough to make me call 911 but it's pretty horrible. Somehow, Busey's ashes are stirred in with some gingerbread mix. He becomes the Gingerdead man. A bunch of workers at the bakery try to take Busey out but he's too fast and delicious for them. Then the movie drags on and on until it somehow mercifully ends.

Nothing remotely interesting happens in "Gingerdead Man". The entire movie takes place in the bakery. I was hoping the Busey cookie monster was going to hit the road for some sweet, sweet revenge. Instead the filmmakers went the ultra cheap route and kept all of the action in one setting. There are only so many things a Gingerdead man can do in the kitchen of a bakery. Most of the things he did manage to do weren't eventful or exciting.

"Gingerdead Man" has a great comic/horror premise but the movie is lame. It can be skipped.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 lame cookie monsters

4 comments:

ana said...

Yeah I was REALLY disspointed in this movie. Rented it last month I think.

NOTHING HAPPENED.

The only redeeming factor was when the cookie said something to the effect of, "I'll fuckin' kick yer rat ass!!!", to the actual rat.

I chuckled.

And then I went back to sleep.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

I conked out cold too. This movie makes for a great nap.

I mean, couldn't the gingerdead man have left the bakery for two seconds? A little variety please. You can only stare at a kitchen for so long before your eyelids start closing.

ana said...

Couldn't agree with you more.

I find Garey Busey EXTREMELY entertaining tho.

He's a nut bar.

And it's fun to watch.

Anyway, as a surprise, my husband ordered "The Lord of the G Strings: The Fellowship of the String" starring Misty Mundae, as a present for me!!

We have become somewhat obsessed with her for the same reasons you are.

She's pale.

She's not that attractive.

She's a less than marginal actress.

Yet somehow she's become this sort of "Queen" in the B-movie business.

Maybe all the things I mentioned above is the perfect recipe for B Movie Star GOLD.

Anyway, we're gonna watch it tonight.

Have you see it?

Yay!!!

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

Obsessed with Misty Mundae? Who me? Hmmmm... Perhaps I am in a weird sort of way.

My cousin wishes I could just let her disrobe in peace. He thinks her late night skin flicks on Cinemax are the best. He's wrong of course.

Just like "The Sixth Sense" was a horror movie for non-horror fans, I would describe Misty Mundae as a porno star for non-porno fans. She is non-threatening and doesn't come off as skanky as some others would. Hence, she is very succesful as normal people enjoy watching her frolic with her female friends.

Sorry to say I just can't let Mundae off the hook as her "innocent girl" act rubs me the wrong way. Haven't seen "Lord of the G-strings" but I did just notice that Julian Wells was credited in it so I may check it out. Long legged Wells is where it's at. Check out "Seduction of Misty Mundae" for pure Wells satisfaction. Her sex scene with Mundae at the end rules.

See? I can like Mundae sometimes. Especially when she's naked with Julian Wells.