I don’t feel good leaving negative reviews. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth. People strove to make a good movie, but they failed. I do feel that if I only ever review movies I like, that people will think I just like everything I see.
Smiley is a horror movie with an interesting sounding plot and little else. There’s a very modern, tech heavy, forced to be cool, feel. Apparently some internet users threatened the director’s life because it made certain chat rooms/web sites look bad. Don’t threaten someone’s life over a movie, especially a bad one. No one who saw this flick thinks any of it’s real or gave it a second thought. Come on.
Cons: 85 of the 95 minutes. Acting, plot, twist ending. Maybe it would have worked as a 10 minute short?
Pros: Interesting idea. They cast Roger Bart and Keith David in supporting/minor roles. Those guys are awesome. I’ve loved Roger Bart since his recurring role in the first season of Desperate Housewives (horror fans will recognize him from Hostel 2), and Keith David will always be in my heart for voicing Goliath from Gargoyles. The Smiley faced killer looked okay.
I’m going to go with .5 a star since I enjoyed the two recognizable actors. That’s out of 4.
This has been Elliot Arthur Cross reminding you that sometimes projects just don’t come together.