Tucker and Dale are a couple of rednecks heading out for a few days relaxing at their fixer-upper vacation cabin. Out for some late night fishing, a group of college kids camping nearby mistakes the two for a pair of deranged killers.
Tyler Labine (Dale), Alan Tudyk (Tucker), Katrina Bowden (Allison), Jesse Moss (Chad), Philip Granger (Sheriff), Brandon McLaren (Jason), Christie Laing (Naomi), Chelan Simmons (Chloe), Travis Nelson (Chuck).
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil starts off a bit slow with some mild plot setup and little promise of turning into more than a bad B-movie. Surprisingly, the story is a nice reversal of the traditional redneck serial killers vs. college kids. Tucker & Dale are actually the misunderstood good guys and the college kids turn out to be the psychotic ones. Toss in a load of humor and this is an entertaining ride with some good laughs.
Acting was pretty good with Labine and Tudyk both doing well with their parts. Tudyk does particularly well with the humor playing a good straight guy. Bowden and Moss also delivered well. The remainder of the supporting cast was decent if not somewhat inexperienced feeling.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were mild but nicely done and fit the film well. Natural sets felt realistic throughout. Effects were mostly physical and also good. Costuming and makeup were well done and added good depth to the film. Dialogue was campy as expected but not ridiculously so. Sound and soundtrack were okay.
Overall Tucker & Dale vs. Evil was a nicely done Teen Scream with some good laughs that didn’t take itself more seriously than it should. Check this one out if you want some mindless entertainment and a few good laughs.
With some horror violence, foul language, and mild nudity this should be fine for older teens and above.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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