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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010/Magnolia Entertainment DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: B-     Extras: A     Main Feature: C+



Evil has met its match with Tucker (Alan Tudyk) and Dale (Tyler Labine); two best friends who were just on vacation in the mountains.  It all starts going south when a bunch of college kids comes into their mountain for fun.  After saving a girl from drowning, Tucker and Dale are mistaken for two murderous hillbillies, and now the girl's 'friends' want her back.  As the continual misunderstanding gets worse and worse for Tucker and Dale, the college kids decides it's better shoot first and ask questions later.  Eli Craig’s Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) is one of the more noted Horror spoofs of late, but does that make it good?
Tucker and Dale aren't murderous hillbillies, they just look, talk and seem that way.  All Tucker want is to be on vacation, all Dale wants is to meet a girl.  Dale gets his chance when a bunch of college kids decides to go camping on their mountain, but unfortunately after some beer and a scary story, Tucker and Dale are placed in the worst of lights, murderers.  Dale save one of the girls and convinces her otherwise, but her friends rather see him dead first.  After epic fails of trying to save her, the body count grows and it is Tucker and Dale who are the ones really trying to runaway from murderous college kids.
This was a comical film about two misunderstood hillbillies, how they are only trying to help others, but because of prejudice stereotyping, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time, they are feared and therefore hunted down by a group of drunken college kids (who in turn is lead by their angry, traumatized and repressed group leader).  Too bad they could not get more out of that concept outside of a few laughs.  This film features Alan Tudyk from the TV sci-fi series Firefly (reviewed elsewhere on this site) and extras include a making of the movie, Tucker and Dale ARE Evil: The College Kid's Point of View, outtakes, storyboards, commentary with cast & director and a theatrical trailer.



-   Ricky Chiang


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