Alchemy | Release Date: January 15, 2016
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quincytheodoreJan 16, 2016
The ultimate deception produced in quality of Youtube prank.

If one is going for the awkward duo shtick, Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman might fit the bill. Their chemistry is slightly off at times, but the gap between characters could offer
The ultimate deception produced in quality of Youtube prank.

If one is going for the awkward duo shtick, Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman might fit the bill. Their chemistry is slightly off at times, but the gap between characters could offer a few chuckles. Unfortunately the humor is neither amusing nor witty, it's a long arduous exhibition of people failing extraordinarily or ridiculously diving into hippie lifestyle, cursing and confused the entire time. Its better jokes are, ironically, from show of gore and blood.

Jonny (Rupert Grint) is a manager down on his luck, he serendipitously meets with Kidman (Ron Perlman) in a silly "mistaken identityā€¯ plot. Kidman is tasked by CIA to falsely the moon landing and he's stuck with Jonny to produce a film to such effect. The events and people they meet are increasingly more bizarre than the last one. Perlman and Grint make for decent duo, although in some parts they just don't seem to click.

This is juvenile and slapstick humor without much restrained, everyone is the parody of stereotype in drug overdose, and that's not figuratively. Half the movie is people getting high or simply having personality equal of a person in intoxication. Yelling and complaining go hand-in-hand, misery loves company and all that jazz. Among these rambunctious bunch, probably only one or two characters would stick, because their silliness get old incredibly fast.

Expect a lot of people messing up, in fact this might just be homage for people failing at their mission. The clash of culture wanes after one or two jokes since it's merely a comical version of hippies. Strangely, the brutal parts are pretty enjoyable. It's just as outrageous as the rest, yet the sudden eruption of blood is done very well, could even pass for horror flick.

The humor used is shady and corny, it may present some amusement over the silliness but the loud bantering eventually loses its voice.
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LeZeeSep 1, 2016
It's July 1969, the world's eye on the US, but they're one step and one man away from the humiliation.

This is really a brilliant concept, but lacks the production quality since it is a small budget film. At least they got some decent
It's July 1969, the world's eye on the US, but they're one step and one man away from the humiliation.

This is really a brilliant concept, but lacks the production quality since it is a small budget film. At least they got some decent actors where Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint led it with full responsibility. The story of a CIA agent Kidman, who was sent to London to make some fake video clips of moon landing from a renowned filmmaker when pentagon thought the NASA mission might fail. But he meets the wrong men and loses the money. Now he got no time, but to find a quick solution and accomplish his mission, where some fun filled adventures follows in the remaining narration.

It is a French production, almost everything shot in England in the English language, but there is a bit of American flavour in it. Based on the speculation on the Apollo 11 mission, but it never took seriously on that topic, other than narrating humorously. Only the theme was new, but most of the jokes weren't. Overall, an average film, directed by some totally unknown guy, but as a B movie, it is acceptable. If you know what kind of film you're about see and anticipate according to that, then the time you spend for it won't end badly, except you're not going to give it a perfect score.

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TheFormalReviewFeb 4, 2016
Check out the Formal Review episode on Moonwalkers and full review here:
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