MONKEY REVIEW: April Fool’s Day (2008)

March 28, 2008

April Fool’s Day is a direct-to-video remake of the 1988 theatrical movie of the same name, and let me get this out of the way immediately: The joke’s on anyone who watches this movie. This is one of the most dramatically inert movies I’ve seen in some time. It’s supposed to be a horror thriller, where the characters get bumped off one by one, but it plays more like a soft core porn Skinemax kind of a movie. Not only is there zero suspense and tension owing to the inept direction and script, you wouldn’t have really cared who gets killed, anyway, because all the characters are unlikeable (not to mention poorly acted). This is a movie where the characters do a lot of walking around. Then some driving around. Then more walking. Then a little running. But is there gore? Not really, no. April Fool’s Day ‘s an R-rated movie, though I’m not sure why. It’s not owing to violence or nudity, anyway, of which there is little and none. This movie was just lame. I’m going to stop writing now. Okay, bye.

MONKEY RATING: FOUR (VERY INERT) MONKEYS

(For a brief explanation of the Monkey Review rating system, click here.)

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