This wild movie settles down; perhaps a little too much
Michael L. White | Westland, MI United States | 06/02/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Another entry in the long tradition of Jesus Motorcycle Gang movies, Sue Corcoran's GORY GORY HALLELUJAH is the groovy tale of four actors who try out for the role of Jesus in "The Greatest Play Ever Written." The quartet approaches their roles from different perspectives. There's Rahim the black revolutionary (Jeff Gilbert), Sky the bi hippie (Tim Gouran), Joshua the mensch (Todd Licea), and Jessie the feminist (Angie Louise). When the four Jesuses run into a pack wild Elvis impersonators things get all shook up. On the run from the law after one of the King of Kings lays low one of the Kings of Rock `n' Roll, the group happens upon the wrong backwater Podunk town.
It's about here where this wild movie settles down; perhaps a little too much. Our four Jesuses become prisoners in Jacksville and are placed with various pillars of the community, only to find that they're not everything they pretend to be. Unfortunately, this was about the time that I lost interest in the movie. I could have done for more hysteria and less histrionics. It's a shame that this flick didn't live up to its potential. Even the zombie-filled finale can't save the tepid second act."
Jarvis Walstreet | California | 01/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film is a hell of a lot of fun. I picked it up at Best Buy and love it! Great, great fun. It's a mix of Zombies, musicals and Evil Dead. Any Sam Raimi fans out there will find this fun! Plus it has some coked out Elvis's that you've got to see. Very clever and I highly recommend."