Wednesday, May 07, 2014
2002 - Bad Milo
We were catching up on episodes of Jim Henson's Creature Workshop, and so I felt like watching something puppet oriented and remembered that I had this in my netflix que. It's the story of a man who has a creature living in his ass, and when people/life stresses him out, the little guy crawls out and attacks those who are causing him the stress. It's a perfect and beautiful metaphor for human interactions (seriously). This also calls back to some of the fun shlocky horror films of the 80's and early 90's that I watched in my youth. Lots of great little creature moments. Gillian Jacobs is the love interest here and I adore the hell out of her as per usual. The creature is adorable and fantastically creepy all at the same design to kudos to whoever did the work here.
Story wise it's a pretty fun ride, there's a nice little twist at the end, more of an additional element that made me grin a lot. This is a film full of great ideas and smart execution. If you want to watch a really fun horror-comedy with just enough of social commentary then this is a must watch.