A few weeks ago i decided to watch Otto. The premise of a gay zombie seemed like it had a lot of potential. While i still think that could make for a great movie…this is definitely not it. I ended up quitting about 30 or so minutes in, for two main reasons.
First, there was far too much talking. The combination of voiceover and random interviews was just too much,and ended up really hurting the movie imo. The most memorable scene from what i saw involved no talking. If more of the movie was like that i might have stayed with it. The second problem was that there was too much going on at once. It seemed like it was trying to go for a some strange movie within a movie feel, but it just didn’t work. It felt like the filmmaker was just tossing random shit at the wall hoping something would stick. And what makes it even more aggravating is that the film already has a unique, wacky premise with the whole gay zombie thing. But for whatever reason the filmmaker didn’t feel that was enough.
I think someone like Tim Burton or perhaps David Cronenberg could have made something out of this, but Otto imo totally squandered its potential, and was just all around disappointing.
So, when was the last time you quit on a movie?