Posted on 2017-12-30 15:30:52
Subject: Pottersville
Posted By: Admin

Pottersville(2017) stars Michael Shannon(Boardwalk Empire), Ron Perlman(Hellboy), Ian McShane(Deadwood) and Christina Hendricks(Firefly). A man wearing a gorilla suit goes on a drunken rampage and people mistake him for Bigfoot which brings national attention to his small, dying town.

I can think of only 2 reasons to watch this movie.

I am going to be honest and admit the only reason I watched this was because I noticed it starred Christina Hendricks. How bad can a movie with the lovely Christina in it be? I won’t answer that, instead I will say you really, really, really need to suspend belief to accept the fact that anyone would mistake the shoddy gorilla costume the guy wears for Bigfoot. Perhaps that’s part of the movie’s “humor”, the fact that anyone takes this serious.

With a name like Pottersville, you know there will be references to “It’s a wonderful life.” There is also a near line for line scene where they spoof the part in Jaws where everyone is in the town hall wondering what to do and Quint scratches the blackboard to get their attention before offering to track down and kill the shark.

When it came to the Bigfoot costume, they went all out.

When the best part of the movie is a spoof of Jaws, you know you’re in trouble. A subplot involves the sheriff(Ron Perlman) as a closet furry who hooks up with the protagonist’s wife(Christina Hendricks) to do furry things. The movie hides Christina in a bunny costume for many of her scenes, such a waste of her assets.

Overall the movie is big nothing burger. Unless you are a furry, I’d avoid it. Remember, I watch these movies so you don’t have to.