Fresh Meat

2012

Action / Comedy / Horror

113
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 25%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 1422

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Reviewed by Eric Murphy 1 / 10

good to watch if you are psycho

This is the most FREAKED up movie I have ever scene. Long story short. A gangster full of retards running away from cops into a house to hide. That house belongs to a family who enjoy eating human. Yes, human. Cannibalism. The daughter of this family just came back from dorm so she doesn't know that her family turned into cannibals. There are situations that supposed to be funny by these freaked up people. The retard gangster messed up with one another. The psycho family eventually killed some of the retards. The daughter falls in love with the bad girl who leads the retards. There are scenes that psycho family cut people's heads and other organs. Then later, the father kills the daughter's boyfriend who really love her. Cuts his freaking head right away. Lovely right? And no, that's not freaked up enough. The father tries to kill their own children, and then his wife. The daughter fights with her father and finally she burns his father alive. In the end the daughter kissed with the bad girl and might end up with her. I watched Tarantino movies. It's okay that lots of his scenes full of freaked up shite like cutting heads and bloods all over the places. It's gross but understandable because there are stories and some situations turned bad. But in this movie, it has the MAIN PLOT that supposed to be funny by these disgusting situations. I don't know why people find this entertaining by this shite at all. I regret that I happened to watch this via cable so I didn't realize about it in the first place. If you like this movie I suggest you, get an appointment with a psychiatrist right away.

Reviewed by The Hawk 4 / 10

Reaches too far

Firstly let me say that this film can only ever flop dead outside of New Zealand. It's humour is directed at New Zealanders and only them so anyone from outside these islands will only be able to watch as all the jokes fly far over their heads.

Unfortunately this film reaches too far in an attempt to combine an action with a horror/slasher film. As such it doesn't have enough action or gore to fully fit into either category and unfortunately the comedy is often sub par. While either plot could have been funny and successful singularly, there is not enough time inside 90 minutes to do them justice together.

Temuera Morrison performs well, as per usual, and is surrounded by a cast of unknown kiwi actors, which is also usual for a purely NZ film, yet unfortunately even he cannot carry this entire movie to brilliance.

I wish the cast and crew well and hope their next effort hits the mark spot on as this one was damned close.

Reviewed by wallacerichard25 10 / 10

Unashamedly entertaining!

Fresh Meat is that rare beast that you never find elsewhere in New Zealand cinema: a film that unashamedly knows its purpose is to entertain, and thus spends 90 some minutes trying to blow our heads off doing that with a heady genre mix of action, horror, black comedy, pink hot pants and even lesbian school girls.

From the opening frames- seeing a young Maori girl 'discovering' herself (and a female friend) in the shower you realise you're not in for your normal NZL film (you know… plodding… artsy… bleak… BORING AS HELL). The filmmakers seem to have their tongues firmly in cheek and want us to have a great ride. And we really do.

The pacing is excellent: it's ferocious, and doesn't let up. It reminded me of a cross between Tarantino genre homages, Bound (the Waschowski brothers' lesbian crime romp), Wes Craven's Scream, and Once Were Warriors (but only if it was remade as a zombie film). It's a heist caper crossed with a black comedy crossed with a cannibal thriller, but to pin it down to any one genre feels limiting.

The performances generally all work. However, Kate Elliott is amazing as the tough-as-nails bi- sexual co-leader of the Tan Gang, Gigi. She's hard, sexy, and talented enough to bring a great deal of heart and depth to a role in which a lesser actress would be at risk of being upstaged by those (admittedly, amazing) pink hot pants. Watching her kick ass for 90 straight minutes is worth the price of admission alone.

Hanna Tevita is great also as Rina- the female protagonist at the heart of the film. Coming home from college, she discovers that her family are actually cannibals, yet before she has a moment to process this, she has to deal with a hostage drama in which she falls in love with her captor. Great stuff, and Tevita certainly provides the necessary eye candy.

But it's Temuera Morrison that (almost) steals this film. Poking fun at his previous hard ass characters, Morrison finds the right line between deadpan comedy and all-out psychopathic rage. The scene where he interrogates Rina's love struck vegan suitor by making him eat testicles at the dinner table is seriously good, and funny as hell. Good to see Tem nailing it.

Mulheron's grounding in comedy is on constant display. (The scene where the two girls are stuck in harnesses and try to 'eat' their way out is daftly brilliant.) Mulheron seems hell-bent on touching every overly PC nerve in our collective national consciousness (to have the words Maori and cannibalism in the same sentence is risqué enough, let alone making a film about it!) and it's this sense of manic, provocative energy that sets the tone throughout.

Great to see a film that achieves exactly what it sets out to. It's an unashamedly fun popcorn movie which gave me a great night out at the cinema. Go and see this on the big screen with a beer and a big audience. Anyone who doesn't like this film should go home and watch the Piano on DVD and have a good cry instead.

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