Member Since: 1/1/01
Anyone see this...?
Indy film about life at a karate dojo. Pretty much EXACTLY the kind of thing I am psyched to see.
It's a dark "comedy", but the comedy didn't really work. It was too subtle to the point people didn't recognize that something was a joke. Most of it fell flat. The audience was silent the whole film. It's kinda like Napolean Dynamite meets The Fist Foot Way but without any laughs.
There were two light chuckles, but overall just terrible.
Then I get home and read all these glowing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Also, the final "massage" of the film was beyond misguided.
IF you are a martial artist, there 's nothing in the film for you because they get everything "wrong". I didn't recognize any of the funny/interesting things that commonly happen in dojos, in this film. Seemed like it was made by a hipster who just didn't know anything about that world. An outsider looking at it and getting it wrong. You can satirize MAs of course, but you have to understand something about them first.
I don't get it. Maybe I am just old and don't have a sense of humor anymore.
Anyone see or like it...?