Kevin Smith’s latest film is Tusk, a horror-esqe tale of a man who moves into a new apartment and dresses up as a walrus for his roommate. That’s a pretty superficial description and I’m sure there is much more to it than that. The film has an interesting cast – Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks (always good value), so the log-line and the cast alone should be enough to pique your interest (check out the poster below).
Kevin Smith films have always been an acquired taste, but recently there has been a lot of hate against the guy. That’s something I don’t understand. Smith makes ‘Kevin Smith’ movies and you like those for what they are, or you don’t. He often takes a hammering because his movies aren’t the most visually arresting pieces of cinema, I’m down that that. However, you could argue that Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood aren’t exactly visual masters either.
I have a feeling that much of the hatred towards Smith is jealousy. The geek done good and a lot of losers out there who are similar age to Smith had dreams of making movies, dreams which never panned out. It’s gotta sting when you’re 40 years old, still living with your parents harbouring dreams that your Spider-Man/Transformers cross-over script will still make it to the screen.