Let us contemplate the significance of that headline. There’s nary a day when such a perfect combination of words is assembled.
It’s also not very often that a film like Swiss Army Man snags talent like actual Hollywood mainstays Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Paul Dano, and forces one of them into the role of a fart-propelled corpse. Lookin’ at you, Dan.
Yet, here we are. It’s 2016, the film exists, it’s been shown at Sundance Film Festival, and some audiences seem largely unprepared for the magnitude of what they’ve witnessed. Numerous sources report walkouts during the film’s screenings earlier this week, but none of that has downplayed Radcliffe’s love for the project. No sirree, not at all.
— BBC Ents News Team (@BBCNewsEnts) January 25, 2016
The 26-year-old rolled out the typical promotional patter for The Hollywood Reporter, saying the film is “completely mad, and unlike anything else I’ve ever done or read,” before nailing down his affection for the film’s “perverse” nature.
He explained “it’s exciting, to be honest, using farts other than comedy, like using them for plot and emotion and making some people super uncomfortable.” Artistic farts, people. Artisinal, hand-crafted, set piece farts. In a Sundance film. What a time to be alive.
His latest chat comes after his comments to The Wrap, where he said the film’s divisive nature is just tops. For what it’s worth, the other side of that flatulent coin is on display via Twitter, where open-minded cinema-goers are evangelising about the utterly ridic film.
SWISS ARMY MAN is great. Exuberantly sentimental, scatalogical, imaginative, handmade. Just like Daniels’ music videos but grander.
— David Lowery (@davidlowery) January 25, 2016
Swiss Army Man: wonderfully weird. Don’t know how to explain it, but I smiled the whole time. Dan Radcliffe is a handy dead man! #Sundance
— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) January 23, 2016
No irony: Swiss Army Man is one of the most beautiful/touching movies I’ve seen in a while. Best movie since Mad Max.
— Ammon Miller (@AmmonMiller) January 25, 2016
I just WISH I had a way to show the entire world SWISS ARMY MAN now so they can see it without spoilers. Outstanding.
— P. M. Orr ? (@qbrickampersand) January 25, 2016
Somewhere out there, Shia LaBouef is shaking his fists at the sky for letting this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass him by.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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