Sunday, December 12, 2010

Curse of the Puppet Master (1998)

The dimwitted Tank is hired by an eccentric doctor that has become the new owner of Andre Toulon's magical living puppets. Dr. Magrew uses Tank's uncanny woodworking skills to begin carving a brand-new puppet for his own cruel intentions. Borrowing generously from 1973's SSSSSSS, director David DeCoteau proves that the real CURSE OF THE PUPPET MASTER is Full Moon's unwillingness to give up on the failing series. There is a spark of creativity here in the sixth installment, but not enough to make up for the weak acting and exhaustive plot. The puppets, themselves, are poorly articulated, and appear far less than they have in previous installments. Even die-hard fans will find this to be a difficult watch.

Rating: 5/10.

3 comments:

  1. How the hell can you not afford stop-motion effects? Those existed in the 1930s!

    The kills are interesting to watch, but you have to wait a long time for them. Are they worth it? No.

    By the way, how is any of this canon?

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  2. I am sure stop-motion can be costly, but geez man, couldnt they have at least upgraded to strings instead of sticks? I can work a string, no matter how complicated they may build it up to be..

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  3. Maybe it's due to the amount of time that it takes to do, but I still can't see why this is expensive.

    Is clay measured in kilos? I really don't get it.

    But yeah, they blended those shots terribly. When I can't at least watch your puppet film for new puppet footage, why bother?

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