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Ooga Booga Review

 
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At A Glance...
 

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Release Date: March 12, 2013
 
Final Score
 
 
 
 
 
1/ 5


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2 total ratings

 

We liked?


good perfomances from Black and Keach

Not so much?


Unoriginal Story
Contrived plots
Flat characters


Final Fiendish Findings?

This horror/satire film does not try to take itself too seriously and if you venture so far as to watch it, you shouldn’t either. Everyone talks about movies “so bad, they are good”. It’s like the shining badge of honor that all B movies strive for. I wish I could say Ooga Booga falls into this category, but I can’t.

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Posted April 10, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings?
 
 

Racists, beware!

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Ooga Booga starts out showing an aging actor in a washed up children’s show who plays a pig nosed clown named Hambo. When Hambo gets fired after making drunken, vulgar statements to the kids at his show and lewd innuendos to his unnecessarily sexy for a children’s show co-host, Hambo reveals his master scheme to get rich to his now grown, last fan. He is having a collection of racist dolls called Badass Dolls made that he plans on selling. As a gift, Hambo gives the fan, Devin, an Ooga Booga doll as a parting gift.

The main story line begins when Devin reports the robbery and shooting of a convenience store that he was a witness to, but ends up being shot by a racist police officer who was convinced Devin committed the robbery and shooting himself. In a paranormal stretch even for a B movie, the Ooga Booga puppet comes to life due to a bizarre combination of blood from Devin and a shorted out Slushie machine.

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Motivated by the circumstances of his murder, Devin in the form of the Ooga Booga doll ends up going on a crusade to kill all the racist people he comes in contact with, which is just about everyone in the movie. Most of the people end up getting dispatched at the end of Ooga Booga’s spear (which apparently has the ability to cause instant death once the target has been poked in the eye). One would be surprised by the amount of blood is in those eyes.

Ooga Booga makes zero attempt at being subtle. At its best, it takes a tongue in cheek approach to exaggerated racist situations and it its worst, it’s a poor attempt to present a message of stereotypes and social roles. The characters are pretty flat and stick to the generic roles they are assigned. The story is pretty transparent with plenty of cringe worthy writing.

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For the most part, the acting was (not surprisingly) less than spectacular. Karen Black, who plays the reclusive trailer park attendant, and Stacy Keach, who plays the corrupt and racist judge, are the only performances that even look like they were done by professionals. Unfortunately, neither spends that much time on screen as they both end up on the wrong side of Ooga Booga’s spear. But, if you watch this movie, I’m guessing you aren’t doing it for the performances.

This horror/satire film does not try to take itself too seriously and if you venture so far as to watch it, you shouldn’t either. Everyone talks about movies “so bad, they are good”. It’s like the shining badge of honor that all B movies strive for. I wish I could say Ooga Booga falls into this category, but I can’t.


Anthony

 
I've been a game enthusiast since my 2600 enjoying RPG, platformer and adventure games. Also a film buff who enjoys quirky, indie films and a huge Hitchcock fan.