Is Walter Hill’s The Warriors too “serious” for you? Feel that there simply aren’t enough rhythm-based video games represented on film? Do you like ridiculous mohawks, blinged-out grills, bizarre slang terminology, and Rocky movies, especially if all those things are happening at the same time? Do futuristic sci-fi films blow your skirt up? Well, buddy, have I got the movie for you. Jason and Brandon Trost’s The FP—which debuted at last year’s SXSW Film Festival—is finally arriving in arthouse theaters this week, and with its arrival comes to the chance to see one of the strangest, funniest, most balls-out gonzo indie films of the past decade. Wanna know more? Read on for my review, after the jump…
Last week, the red-band trailer for The FP went online, and today Drafthouse Films has released the green-band version. Both trailers do a good job of setting up the movie’s premise: With an 80s-style vibe, the plot pits two gangs against each other, and their differences are settled by playing “Beat Beat Revolution” (based off the real-world rhythm-dance game Dance Dance Revolution). The red-band version is heavy on the swearing, but it also does a better job of showing off the fun dialogue and intentionally corny lines like “He wasn’t expecting the unexpected!” The FP may seem like a commercial or a comedy sketch gone on too long, but I’m going to trust the positive word from the film’s premiere at last year’s SXSW Film Festival.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers. The film stars Jason Trost, Lee Valmassy, Art Hsu, Caitlyn Folley, Nick Principe, Brandon Barrera, James DeBello, Sean Whalen, and James Remar. The FP opens March 16th.
A red band trailer for the comedy The FP has gone online. The film takes place in a dystopian future and centers on a relentless turf war between two gangs who compete via a dance fight video game (think Dance Dance Revolution). The trailer’s pretty funny and incredibly ridiculous. The 1980s nods are evident, and everything is played way over the top. While the movie looks decidedly weird, it’s picked up considerable buzz from festivals like SXSW. I’m not entirely convinced that the premise can stretch to 83 entertaining minutes, but the positive buzz has me hopeful.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Brandon Trost and Jason Trost, The FP opens March 16th.