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About the Movie
The inept cast and crew of a surprise hit reality-TV show travel deep into the Adirondack mountains for their second season to find proof that Bigfoot exists. Any remaining skepticism they have is ripped to pieces.
funny and often because of the violence and characters
There's nothing too deep to intellectualize with a movie like Wild Men. There may be things to find about deeper meanings when it comes to the seasrch for something if one goes too far or over the edge or how it connects with loss and suffering - and in this case it's in mockumentary style about the search for Sasquatch. But what it comes down to is that Bobby Sansivero, on his first movie, knew what he was doing and made a raucous comedy that works, on a few levels.
The first is that it takes on reality shows, the kind where people 'hunt' for ghosts (I think it actually was based on a search for Bigfoot show too), and mostly how deadly serious the people on the show take themselves and the situation. Pompousness is always something fun to mock when done right, and it helps that Zack Abramowitz, who is very good here as Dick, is surrounded by people who sometimes are on his side and other times (often it seems, like every scene) call him out on his fervent ways (Erin MacDonald is excellent in such a role as the real scientist with the TV crew looking for Bigfoot).
The other way this works is that it's meant to be a horror movie, in spirit, but it understands that by now the style that worked years ago for Blair Witch with found footage is not only ripe for parody, it's almost the only way to go (I'd say for example this is a better use of people lost and crazy in the woods than the remake of Blair Witch). It's taken itself way too seriously as a genre and often with characters we're meant to sympathize with but do really stupid things; here, that's the point, and it's entertaining to watch these characters who come off like a-holes. The intention is there for rude and crude behavior (there are a couple of jokes that are obvious, like one involving Bigfoot's "Fecal Matter", but not too many), and it's summed up with the character of Dick's brother, the total don't-give-an-eff Alexander Stine plays, and he's especially terrific for other actors to play off of as he chews up scenes.
And lastly the movie knows how to build up for laughs and have explosions of gruesome violence and carnage. It's not a subtle type of comedy that Sansivero is after, but I was in the mood for that and it worked for me. They don't shy away from the big moments, or being ridiculous (i.e. a flashback to when Dick's parents met a fate of Bigfoot got a tremendous laugh from me), and at its best it almost has a Dead-Alive/Evil Dead feel to some of the violence and comedy that get mixed together. It's not perfect, but Wild Men scores onwhat it aims to achieve.
You will laugh nonstop
I'm just saying...this movie is very very funny!