John Dies at the End (quick movie review)

John-Dies-at-the-EndIt’s a quick movie review! I haven’t done one of these in forever. Essentially, this is just enough info to get by.

I wouldn’t call John Dies at the End genre bending at its best (this film is a comedy/mystery/horror, respectively) or anything cliché like that, but it’s certainly a good time a the movies. It’s a tight little mystery with a bunch of laughs, surprises and a zany third act. I can’t stress the ‘surprises’ enough – so few movies have any good surprises or take any chances in their stories, but this flick does both and I don’t think I’ll fully appreciate this movie until I see it a second time. If you don’t mind a little gore, I think you’ll dig John Dies at the End. I’m giving it an 8 out of 10.

FYI: This is/was available on Netflix streaming, but you know how that goes – sometimes things just disappear. What happened to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? Bastards.

spoiler alert

I usually can’t stand it when this sort of thing happens in a movie, but the dog does die at the end of John Dies at the End, but it was not a bad death.  You don’t see it at all, no wounded or dead dog shots or anything like that.  Also, the dog made a conscious choice and wasn’t the victim – it wasn’t some BS like the dog died to play on your emotions and he got shot or some nonsense.  Essentially, the dog went out Data style, a hero’s death.

But just to be clear Star Trek Nemesis is an abomination.

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