Muck full movie review - Not as bad as many reviews want to make you believe, plus tons of female nudity
Boy, what a mess of a movie :-D But well, this is some private project, funded by Kickstarter crowdfunding - making a movie is tons of work, and not as easy as most people think, so I tend to giving the makers some credit for the effort.
Sometimes. In case of ?Muck", this argument won't help the horrible horrible movie getting any better.
So, as other reviewers did mention, besides the lack of any plot and several other things going on ? we will talk about that just some lines later ? there is a LOT of female nudity in this movie. A big lot, to be honest. And even if I as a dude have no problems with nudity, ?Muck" sometimes seems to be more of a soft porn than a cheap horror flick. I enjoyed some scenes (the black haired super beauty at around 39 minutes, for NO reason randomly testing different underwear in the public restroom of a cheap bar? Stunning !), but they did not contribute anything at all to the movie. I think the director just translated his boob fixation in this movie ? sometimes this gets flat out misogynistic. Example: after a danger situation a dude grabs the ass of a nice lady. She yells at him that he has no right to do so. His answer (ridicoulesness part 1): ?I just saved that ass, so I touch it whenever the f*** I want to". Aha. HER answer (ridicoulesness over 9000:) ?Ah, I hate when you make sense". This just threw back feminism 200 years. Fullscreen inserts on dancing ladies' assets during an attack scene? Sure, sex sells. And don't get me wrong: as a dude I was able to enjoy the view of nice silicon boobs, but if this, as questionable as this is, is the only good thing about a movie, then the movie sucks. I can watch porn if I want that and that only.
I have NO idea why the girls participate in this movie anyways ? maybe it's some kind of a show reel for applications for soft porn roles?
So, what is the movie about at all?
It is basically a simple slasher horror movie about some teenagers (of course), who get hunted through the marshes in the beginning of the movie? Why, or by whom? No idea, and the movie does not tell a single thing about it. Plot synopsis says they had some bad experiences on a burial ground. Makes sense, I guess....uhm, besides the fact that at no time in the movie any graveyard is shown or even spoken about? Intro starts, more naked boobs. BOOBS ! (I liked the intro...)
So, finally there is a creepy, dark, abandoned house in the middle of the swamp, they of course make a rest here, and things go the usual way, eliminating the hateable characters. Fun side fact: the dude being injured BADLY, blood running from wounds, which for sure cover internal bleedings, keeps expressing his desire for getting drunk and getting laid by one of the sweet ladies. Sure. Close to death I usually think about boning some side chick. Understandable. What? Did I just say that? Also, where he got this wounds from? You will never know.
The ?threat" in this movie is obviously some...cannibal cavemen covered in flour? That hunt there for like forever, but nobody ever heard about people keeping disappearing and getting brutally murdered? Also, WHY? They don't abduct them, don't rape them, don't eat them...they just kill, because the others are not so awesomely painted white? The passive aggressive version of the Blue Man Group in white colour? Where they come from, what they want, how the teens stumbled upon then? We will never know, the movie does not bother with ?details" like this.
I had to laugh so hard at around 29 minutes though, when this girl is in the bath room after having a nice shower (because you want to die clean in such a situation and show off your rack!) to...black metal...from a bathroom radio? Yeah, while she is showering, there is some strip bar music, but when this ends and sound comes only from this little radio? Nineties black metal. What the heck? xD
Whatever, so what happens? She sees some dudes outside, doing...something? To someone? So, she wants to run out of the bathroom (after yelling to the...someone...who has to endure...something...by another someones, hundreds of yards away, through a closed window...?) and just falls. There is absolutely no reason why she should stumble at all. She just falls. LOL? I could not stop laughing for minutes. I would have loved if she would have just died by brain injury or whatever. But well, there will come a time for that...
Oh, another example of awesome screenplay writing? The most stupid male teenager goes for searching for help desperately and finds some bar, but is then having some shots and making selfies with some other girls, who of course also happen to be total lingerie models? He also tells NOBODY what happened, or that there are badly injured people, he does not call the police - but his party loving brother? Without telling him at all what this is about and only asking to pick him up? Everything is possible in "Muck". Even that drinking, sexist younger brother going full on Chuck Norris later, including semi-cool one liners. Ouch. I could slap this kid in a knockout, without leaving the couch or laying down the remote. Gosh, my little sister could do so.
Overall, this movie is bad acting, no plot, bad effects, bad choreography, bad lighting, and tons of boobs. Decide yourself, if huge amounts of naked skin make this laughable try of a movie worth to watch for you.