Movie Tusk (2014)

Watched 20150327 (Blu-ray)
Tusk (2014) Kevin Smith. 102 min

Wallace Bryton (Justin Long)
Relevant Links:
Tusk (2014 film) (Wikipedia.org)
Tusk (IMDb.com)
Tusk (RottenTomatoes.com)

Tusk is a horror film* with the occasional comedy and drama. Without revealing too much of the plot, Tusk is a story about a a podcaster named Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) and his encounter with a man named Howard Howe (Michael Parks) who made friends with a walrus that he named Mr. Tusk.

Howard Howe (Michael Parks)
When his girlfriend Ally (Génesis Rodríguez) and co-podcaster Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) get word that something's wrong, they head to Canada to track them down. Along the way, they meet Guy Lapointe, a former inspector who tells them he's familiar with Howe.

Will they find Wallace before something tragic happens? Or perhaps the tragedy has already occurred? Watch this horror movie directed by Kevin Smith and find out!

Guy Lapointe (Guy Lapointe)
*For the most part I have only watched "light" horror films and this film definitely fell into that spectrum. In particular, my friend assured me that it wouldn't be worse than Drag Me to Hell (2009).

20150327: [20150419]
As mentioned in the instant comments section, I liked the movie's themes, but found it hard to appreciate the movie as a whole.

Teddy Craft (Haley Joel Osment)
On the one hand I appreciated that the transformation was unrealistic (relieved from a horror standpoint) and on the other hand I was disappointed that they didn't just replace the actor with a real walrus.

Overall, I would watch the movie again if somebody wanted to watch it, but I wouldn't watch it again on my own. In particular, I would watch the movie again as part of a True North marathon (after the entire trilogy has been released).

Ally Leon (Genesis Rodriguez)
Oh, I should mention that I love Guy Lapointe's role in the film and look forward to seeing him (and his daughter) in the second movie Yoga Hosers (2015).

Instant Comments:
Lol. An older Haley Joel Osment.
Canada.
Interesting: fast paced music, but not much has happened yet.

Howard and "Mr. Tusk."
'Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.' - Ernest Hemingway
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Samuel T. Coleridge 11:27PM PT
Walrus
Tusks
"There there, it'll be alright Mr. Tusk."
Selfie. Haha.


Lol, drastic (left leg)
I'm truly sorry for your loss.
The itsy bitsy spider
Don don don.
"Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?"
The tusk (on the mantle) was there when he calls his girlfriend, but then its not (= the old man, where is he!?!).


This movie goes from scary/creepy to bizarre (swim!)
"He is so close that I can almost smell his shit, pardon my French." - Guy Lapointe
The first Wife
Can you come closer?
This detective reminds me of Johnny Depp's character Jack. [I did not know until after the movie that it was in fact Depp]

"Can you come closer?"
The Big Lebowski. Lol. 12:28AM PT
What kind of american are you? (Gun).
Lol. This walrus battle... so stupid. Ha.
Lol, no fucking way (years later)
Whoa, Kevin Smith. I totally didn't know he directed this movie until the credits. 12:40AM PT

Girl Clerk #1 (Harley Quinn Smith) and Girl Clerk #2 (Lily-Rose Melody Depp)
While I have never seen The Human Centipede (2009), the idea of it had occasionally rung a bell throughout the movie. During the credits, however, Josh mentions it. Interesting...
I like the movie's themes, but found it hard to wrap my head around the fictional components of the movie. 12:44AM PT
What the... Josh informs me that Guy Lapointe was in fact Johnny Depp. My mind has been blown.


Credits:
Jason Mewes was an associate producer.
[Johnny Depp is credited as Guy Lapointe]
A sound clip of Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier plays (SModcast episode) where they talk about the story's third act and having listeners choose #WalrusYes or #WalrusNo.
"Just had to have that second slider." 12:47AM PT
The last few minutes show usernames who chose #WalrusYes.



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