Horns – 3 out of 5
We all have a little evil in us. Even the best of us—the ones who feed the homeless, rescue stray cats, and go out of their way to pick up stray LEGO bits from your carpet so you don’t step on them while venturing blindly in the dark and half-drunk from sleepiness—even those people are capable of having some darkness around them or forced upon them. For example, the food they fed the homeless was probably those cats and, not to mention, they clearly broke into your house in order to pick up those LEGOS. However, what if the evil inside you is supernaturally granted to you so you can solve the murder of your girlfriend? Imagine how many cats you could kill and feed people then!
|Of course, Daniel Radcliffe could never be evil...he's too adorable.|
|The horns took away his powers to get super drunk|
and turn his floor into a ceiling.
|Turns out she was just murdered for her hair by wig poachers...which is a |
thing I made up and applied to the film.
For the most part, Horns is a decent film. The acting is really good, the story is interesting, and the few instances of special effects are really well done. However, there is a single problem that harms this movie and keeps it from being something more than just an average experience.
|"Average? With these perfect eyebrows?"|
|"I turned my head and cough almost five minutes ago, Doc."|
|He takes the word of the Lord very seriously.|
|"Ha ha, we're friends and having fun. What were we|
talking about? Oh yeah...the death of my girlfriend."
|Oh, she works at a dinner called "Eve's" and it has an apple for a symbol...|
The highlight of the cast, however, was the lead actor Daniel Radcliffe. Radcliffe will always be Harry Potter to me. Try as I might, I have a hard time seeing him as anything but. That’s no knock on his acting because he’s come a long way since his days at Hogwarts. That being said…I still only see him as the bespectacled wizard. It’s hard not to because once an actor gets put in a role that ends up becoming a piece of pop culture, it’s almost impossible to see them as anything but that role. And when that role is played ridiculously well, it becomes even that much harder to separate the character from the actor. Peter Weller will always be RoboCop, Harrison Ford is always going to be Indiana Jones and Han Solo, Christopher Reeves will always be Superman, and Nicholas Cage will always be Not The Bees! guy. That being said, Radcliffe was incredible as Ig. He was able to ride the constantly shifting tones and be whatever the scene needed him to be. He was wickedly funny at times, sympathetic and touching at other times, and was all-around captivating as the hell possessed justice seeker.Horns probably could have been far more entertaining if the movie kept a balance between the constantly shifting tones it possessed but, as it is, the film is entertaining. It never gets boring and is capable of being amusing, touching, and engaging. Additionally, Daniel Radcliffe is quite impressive to watch and helps keep the film from becoming mundane or muddled from its lack of tonal balance.
|Ice Cube saw this and immediately asked, "There snakes out there dat big?"|