Electra Woman and Dyna Girl full movie review - Far from a masterpiece... But a fun flick to watch!
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is the perfect great movie to a lazy afternoon, and I don't say it like its a bad thing, au contraire, its a great thing! The movie doesn't take itself too much seriously, and sometimes that is all someone wants.
Unlikely most stuff I watch, I didn't see this one coming. I watch Hannah Hart's and Grace Helbig's every other videos in their youtube channel, but the announcement for this movie, or series(?), passed under my radar. The suggestion popped out, and I had to see it, 'cause the girls are genuinely funny. And it was a lazy afternoon. Turned out, I didn't know, but it was exactly what I wanted to watch.
The plot is basically the same of many buddy movies from the last thirty years, and the movie acknowledges that almost proudly, again, for not taking itself too much seriously, and for a comedy it is indispensable. Even in the clichés characters as the success thirsty protagonist and her idealistic and slighted partner, the greed "evil" agent, the popular douche-bag and his awkward and kinda rejected friend, the socially inapt "nerdy" prop guy and the bitchy girl. They pulled off those "I've seen it already" moments quite fine, with a funny turn out of events or good punch lines.
But the thing that makes Electra Woman and Dyna Girl different from every movie of his genre is the fact that movie relies more in the performance of the two leads, than in its plot. The viewer is able to disclose the whole plot in the first act, there's no big twist, but our eyes are drawn to the heroes, expecting the next funny moment. The performance of Grace and Hannah was sincere, it was something you are acquainted from Not Too Deep or My Drunk Kitchen. And it is enforced by the everyday joke, like getting an Uber, vertical filming with the phone, or the joke about every superhero being an orphan. And lets not forget the chemistry between the two, that are big partners in many projects and friends(I suppose!), and gave more credibility to the relation between the characters.
Bottom line it is a funny movie, with some silly bits, but everything you want for a lazy afternoon! If you had a chance you should watch it.