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My Personal Top 50 Comedy Films: 44
44. Bad Taste
Hard to believe that this is Peter Jackson's first effort looking at what he has also done and what he is doing now; minor to mainstream. However, it is a great piece of inspiration to anyone doing anything and feeling that they may not be doing their best work.
The film opens (after a distress call) with one of "The Boys" being pursued by a man, with an axe, on a beach.
What proceeds sets the tone of the film..
It is a great opening scene and it is not for the gore dodging type.
After dealing with the axe wielding man, Barry, takes a walk around the local area where he runs into a gang of sledgehammer wielding maniacs.
Everything looks bad for Barry until Derek, another one of "The Boys", starts to torture a maniac he managed to capture.. Jackson plays both of these characters.
Derek ends of coming off worse after a very gruesome battle which is when the rest of "The Boys" show up.
The rest of "The Boys" are Frank and Ozzie.
Frank, is rarely seen with out a cigar in his mouth and Ozzie has a taste for violence and carnage.
Something is not quite right in the town they are in so they all regroup.
They find that a vicar has been kidnapped and so set out to save him and on the way find out the truth of what has been happening in the town..