Hell and Back movie review



“I can stick this up your nose to the hilt OR you can watch Hell and Back.”
“…I’m thinking.”

I can’t remember the last time I read a blurb about a movie and was this wrong. The Robot Chicken production company is making a stop motion movie starring Bob Odenkirk and Mila Kunis?!?  And featuring Susan Sarandon?  Yes please!

And then I saw the movie. 

FYI:  This trailer is NSFW, because everyone at your office will think you’re dumb for seeing this movie.

Hell and Back is only 84 minutes and yet I found myself struggling to stay awake.  I’m pretty sure it was written by the most talented third grade boys available.  And it’s not like the filmmakers were especially constrained; this is an R rated movie, after all.  The jokes in all forms are not especially funny.  The running joke “Welcome to Hell” is one of the least effective gags in the history of film.  I simply cannot find anything good to say about the writing in this movie, and the writing is so bad that it overshadows everything, from the voice performances to the animation.

I also can’t think of an audience for this movie; I guess animation students will enjoy all the work that went into the stop motion stuff, and maybe little boys will like the cursing, but there’s just nothing to see here.  Move along.  Hell and Back is a comedy that’s not funny and even worse, it’s boring.  I hate to rip into a little indie like this, but we did pay to see this at a proper AMC, so I’m afraid I have to be clear and leave you with this:

Hell and Back is the worst movie I’ve seen since I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

About Jamie Insalaco

Jamie Insalaco is the author of CreativeJamie.com, BomberBanter.com and editor in chief of ComicBookClog.com

Posted on October 15, 2015, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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