Black Sheep Review
Written by: BASSI
Black Sheep, a black comedy from Jonathan King, was anything but sheepish when it came to blood and gore. Reminiscent of early Peter Jackson films, the graphic detail is bound to make you squirm, and at times chuckle. Incidentally, the film borrowed one of Jackson's Oscar winning tools, Weta Workshops. Needless to say the effects are bound to impress.
With a number of international movies shot in New Zealand with plots that could easily take place anywhere, Black Sheep offers a refreshingly unique New Zealand twist to the well-used zombie theme. The characters and issues related so well that even the Aussies couldn't claim it as their own- well, except maybe the sheep shagging jokes.
It certainly doesn't take long to adjust to hearing Kiwi accents on the big screen and start relishing in the subtle humour, grotesque effects and brilliant performances by some underrated New Zealand talent.
King's first feature film has taken the zombie flick back to grass roots level.