Another Nick Frost and Simon Pegg film to add to the mass: ‘Paul’, ‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Hot Fuzz’. ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ tells the story of Don (Finn Cole), a teen starting boarding school no matter how much he resists, he tries to fit in for his mother’s sake. This school is Slaughterhouse, with a headmaster called The Bat (Michael Sheen) and head boys that beat the young up, finally houses that categorise the students. The whole film is a bizarre micky take of everything, one inappropriate and violent, one odd yet different. A film not appropriate for younger ages!
So I tried to appreciate this film, but I just couldn’t to the amount I wanted to. The trailer looks funny, but it seems to show all the comedy in the film, and I hate that. I just kept saying “it’s something different”, but in reality it was a bit all over the place. There were parts at the beginning which did make me chuckle and its supposed to be comical (obviously with Nick Frost and Simon Pegg). But then it all just got random and the plot was lost. There was nothing to the film, the characters could have been more interesting but it never got to the potential it could have. ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ seemed more important in trying to take the mick out of a lot of different films that actually having a plot itself.
You mustn’t go into the woods, wonder where we’ve heard that before? The woods has a huge sink hole, yeah I don’t really understand it either, something to do with fracking and the “evils” of Terrafrack, then some monsters come out of the hole and rip the school to shreds. The sink hole is a “gateway to hell”… Which, I have to say, is what the trailer tells the story of, but it actually took a really long time for the sink hole to appear and this part of the story to get going. I was enjoying the film more before the sink hole to be honest.
Ok it wasn’t terrible, it was just all over the place. It is nowhere near as good as ‘Shaun of the Dead’ which has a comical storyline and great action scenes. ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’ doesn’t actually have Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in it that much anyway as it more revolved around the children of the school. Additionally, I didn’t really like either of the characters they played anyway. Sadly, they weren’t in contact with each other either, so the Frost/Pegg classic relationship wasn’t present. I didn’t walk out of the cinema and I did want to watch it all, but I think the once was enough and this wouldn’t be one I would watch again.