What with it being Thanksgiving and all today, I thought what better way to celebrate than by giving you guys a taste of the utterly awesome and totally out there flick ThanksKilling 3. Way back in 2007, Jordan Downey created the fowl-mouthed (pun intended) killer turkey flick ThanksKilling for somewhere in the region of $3,000. And while many and I mean many panned the film, I absolutely loved it for its originality and just for being so bad, its freakin’ awesome!
So when word came of a sequel, I jumped on that bad-boy and spared a few dollars to help with their Kickstarter campaign, low and behold, my copy arrived just in time for Thanksgiving.
While the first film looked cheap, because it was made for peanuts, ThankKilling 3 has gone all out, it looks crisp and actually has some really good acting to boot, just wait until the ending, Oscar winning performances for sure! Not only is the acting top notch, the puppeteering is outstanding, something Jim Henson would be truly proud of.
This go around however, there is a nice little plot tied into the film, something the original kinda lacked. So the film follows a new puppet to the proceedings known as Yomi, who is in search of Thanksgiving, soon she tumbles upon Uncle Donny of the ‘Pluckmaster 3000’ and the creator of Thanksgiving Land. Unfortunately, there little Thanksgiving adventure soon turns sour when Turkie shows up in search of the last copy of Thankskilling 2.
You see, ThanksKilling 2 was said to be the worst movie ever made, and so, it was wiped out, or so they thought, but one copy remains and Turkie will stop at nothing to get his feathers on that sucker.
Along the way, we are introduced to a host of new characters (mainly puppets) and each one has their own unique feature, such as the disgusting rapping granny and even the bi-sexual space worm known as Rhonda, its totally off the wall, but utterly brilliant.
This one is lewd, crude and just fucking awesome! That is, if that is your sort of thing, much like the original film I will expect this one to be slated, but, if you’re into rude films with puppets, think Meet the Feebles, this one will be right up your alley.
One of my only downsides is the lack of gore, that’s not to say there isn’t any, I just wanted more, same goes for Turkie, although the beginning where we get to meet Turkie’s family is utterly genius!
So, in celebration of Thanksgiving, I say to you, go check out ThanksKilling 3, it probably won’t be for you, but then again you may be surprised, I loved it and I think you will too if you just give it a chance.
The film is currently available on iTunes, so go look it up and spend Thanksgiving with the company of ol’ Turkie. Gobble Gobble Motherf@%ers!