Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Golden Glove (2019)

Hello everyone =)

I've been meaning to write about this film for a while now, but have kept putting it off. However, seeing as more and more reviews are claiming The Golden Glove is a "disgusting" and "terrible film" which "really makes you feel truly awful", I could not hold back any longer. Because it seems like almost every critic missed out the simple fact that it's a fucking comedy! 

Now, before you go off on a long tangent about how this is all based on true events and that you cannot believe how I can claim the story about a real life serial killer who mercilessly bludgouned several women would somehow be funny... hear me out:

Because even though everything is supposedly very accurate according to the real events and the filmmakers went to great lengths to copy the look and feel of the actual locations and characters where these things took place, the result is a hard-to-believe dive into the deepest pitch of despair where a comicbook level of filth is warped so ludicrously high that it immediately turns into a parody of itself, to the point where you cannot help but laugh at the complete and total lack of decency.

From the over the top characters, the disgusting locations, the most terrible "pick-up lines" in the world (if you can even call them that), the absolute abolishment of any morals, and a toilet which makes the Trainspotting-toilet look like the Taj Mahal... The whole thing is hilarious from beginning till end!

I could easily point out a dozen scenes to illustrate just how funny this thing is, but as I don't want to spoil a single second of it, I'll just say that both me and my wife were laughing maniacally throughout. Granted, the humor is beyond pitch black and I think it's only second to Ex Drummer in terms of the slithering comedies from the abyss, but I cannot understand how so many critics are failing to see the obvious gallows humor that makes up for just about the whole film.

I mean, just look at the picture below, and realize this is the film's idea of a romantic dinner: 


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