Gravy full movie review - Rather enjoyable but too kooky effort to really impress
Arriving at a Mexican cantina, a group of criminals hold the remaining employees hostage and force them to participate in a series of depraved games intending to devour them afterwards and forcing them to fight back in order to avoid becoming a meal.
For the most part this one here ended up being quite a bit more bizarre rather than outright horror effort. One of the main challenges facing the film is the fact that this one just doesn't seem to be concerned at all with logic or coherent motives, making for quite a challenging time here trying to figure out what's happening here. The initial plot of choosing this particular restaurant doesn't come up, how long the group's been doing this or how they even turned to cannibalism, making this so confusing as to their motives that it doesn't really strike any kind of chord at all because the inherent goofiness really undermines how they could've been portrayed. By playing them as frightening figures in an absurd situation and then gone off-the-wall with the goofiness could've been an enjoyable time here, but instead we get completely goofy characters acting in a totally confusing manner which really undermines this one considerably. That said, the goofy humor and rather jarring tonal shifts between everything here is another problem, as on the one hand there's certainly an attempt to make them seem tough and imposing with the way they hold the group hostage and begin spelling out the different games with them, but then it goes for goofy off-the-wall humor with the utterly irritating and endless manners in which they overtake the restaurant, deal with the group and basically just the very hard- boiled nature of not taking anything seriously despite the entire purpose for being there being to kill and eat them. That alone should've made this a lot more chilling in nature, but it's jarring tonal shifts make for a wholly off-beat experience. Still, there's a lot of positives on display here, which begins with the rather impressive kills here resulting in some rather brutal and graphic kills throughout that are just so silly while also being admittedly quite unique as well, and the fact that there's quite a large amount of really bloody deaths within here. As well, the comedy featured in here does get in a few good moments here where it generates a laugh due to the outrageousness of the situations presented here and really giving this the part of the film's overall best quality in the exciting and enjoyable pace here. This one doesn't really slow down all that much and stays involved for the most part, keeping this one going forward with a lot of interesting confrontations, lots of action and a generally fun air about it that gives this one plenty of bizarre and really entertaining parts to it as it whips through the zany situations. There's still some some problems here, but it's not that bad.
Rated R: Extreme Graphic Violence, Graphic Language and minor sexual acts.