Written by: Scotty
Have you ever wanted to be able to read someone’s thoughts, look into the future, or even look into an alternate dimension? What if you were able to do all this and much more with just a little help from a Jamaican drug dealer…would you do it?
This decision was not made by David Wong, as these special abilities were incorporated into his world with a little needle prick of ‘Soy Sauce’. The Sauce as they call it opens up your mind, you are able to communicate with dead people, along with seeing them, count the grains of rice on a plate without even having to touch it, and locate gateways that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
John Dies at the End will take you on a trip into your inner psychic, at least that is what it is trying to do. David and good friend John have both taken the Sauce and are now able to view these strange occurrences that are unknown to the rest of the world, at least the rest of the world that is not taking the Sauce. It is up to them to save the world from whatever is going to happen, may it be a day, month, or fifty years from now. Joining forces with powerful psychic Marconi, the three are able to battle the forces that are trying to take over our way of life.
Now what will this movie deliver you might ask? Well, let’s look back to the classic, deranged movie called Fargo. Did you laugh during the wood chipper scene? Take a moment and really think about it. If you did, the opening scene of this movie will whet your appetite with a Nazi having his head removed. The humor in this movie may be called juvenile, but if you are open to some very off color jokes about anything and everything, you will end up laughing through most of the film. Great action sequences, and a lot of blood splatter accompany the story line, and it even seems to be warranted.
The acting in this movie is great, headed up by Chase Williamson who plays David, a very disturbed individual who is just trying to get the truth out to the world of what is happening. Rob Mayes who plays John delivers as well, playing a light hearted individual that is taking on his new abilities in stride. The movie is anchored by the great Paul Giamatti who plays Arnie, and old reporter that is called into this new realm, just looking for a story.
John Dies at the End will take you on a wonderful ride of trying to figure out what is and what is not real. Depending on your point of view, it could have happened, or it could just be someone losing their mind and trying to make sense of it. Just sit back and enjoy the ride as David and John try to save themselves, along with the world. Will John really die at the end? You will have to watch to find out.