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Moist Hoist 2 - Crime Me A River

by Film The People

The delectable, scrumptious, moister sequel to moist hoist.


Love the Z-grade vibes team, from the fact you went full on sequel to your previous 48Hours passion project, to the deliberately changing costumes through to the whiteboard Covic Tracer with 'QR Code' scanner written with a marker. Classic.

Self-aware, all the way through driven by a ridiculous but extremely catchy song, I truly appreciated re-using the Wilhelm Scream to bring things full circle! The crime being a heist netting a vest, tripod and guitar was the cream on the crop. Just really silly all around but appreciated you were fully committed to your tone. Really gave me a strong sense of nostalgia for early bonkers 48 films.

Safe House finale with the closet hiding and run by the goons was also entertaining and that ending was amazing.

Up there with Aaron's Censorship Trial for most bugnuts film in the comp this year. That's a big compliment, trust me.

Story: 3/5
Technical: 2.5/5
Elements: 1.5/5
Overall: 2.5/5

I'm with steelpotato here in that I loved your intentionally Z-grade film.

I thought it was hilarious: behind a picture is a safe that's a piece of A4 paper, and when you open that, the shot is obviously inside a fridge, and then the safe/A4 paper is shut, it falls on to the ground to an empty wall.

Then there was the closet scene: they go hide in the closet, only to find someone else hiding in there, they then walk around the house looking for other hiding places and then say "let's go hide in that closet" (the same closet), and the closet is empty that time; and then the next shot is the owners of the home returning, only for it to be the same actor as the original person hiding in the closet!

The different languages and subtitles, oh my god.

I could explain these scenes all day. They're genius. I think it's worthy to analyze why this doesn't come off as some badly made film. Maybe it's the very clear intentional-ness of it, or maybe it's the fact that you're not cutting between several shots in one scene (which can go really bad in this competition) and that the shots are wide, so it's never missed what is going on.

In summary, there is something cool about perfect 48 hour films which can only be felt "how did they make that in 48 hours", "each frame of this film was on screen for the perfect amount of time", "the cinematography is godlike", "great acting", etc. -- which everyone is getting increasingly good at; but there is also something cool in films that like this. I guess it's because of the same reason why Taika's entries from back in the day are still golden.

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