Yoga Hosers Is Stupid Good Fun [Review]
I get it, Kevin Smith isn't for everyone and even I can admit that Tusk falls apart in the third act, but when he does his brand of comedy it works. That's what Yoga Hosers is, a mashup of Kevin Smith classics mixed with Ghoules 2 and some Puppet Master for good measure.
Set in the Great White North of Canada, YOGA HOSERS tells the story of Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie - two teenage besties from Winnipeg who spend their lives doing Yoga with their faces in their phones, 'Liking' or 'Not Liking' the real world around them. But when these Sophomore girls are invited to a Senior party by the school hottie, the Colleens accidentally uncover an ancient evil, long buried beneath the Manitoba earth.
There are quite a few standouts in the movie but most notably would be Harley and Lilly-Rose who do an excellent job carrying the film, both girls hit their assigned marks and come off as seasoned acting vets. Depp is just doing what Depp does and even as odd as his character is he still gives an awesome performance. Even Ralph Garman (the man does a good Stallone and West) delivers for the short time he is on screen.
The FX are pretty decent for the budget. The Bratzis, however, actually turned out very well and make for some of the better scenes in the movie. The Goalie Golem is cool as well, it has a early 90's comic book vibe akin to the Jason vs Leatherface series cover art (Topps put them out).
I'm not sure what else I could say about the movie. It has a few flaws and is clearly geared towards a younger generation, but with cameos from Stan Lee and the real Batman (Kevin Conroy) there is enough to hold the attention of any viewer... Especially if they are a Kevin Smith fan. Kids will enjoy it and it makes for a good intro to horror for the younger crowd and a doorway for those younger fans to explore some of Smith's finer works.
Rating: 6.5/10 Stars
Rich Stile @TheDevilsEyes1