It’s been a while since we visited a Full Moon Pictures movie and even longer since we visited one of their more infamous franchises. Which one? Why, Evil Bong of course!
We reviewed the first film in the series here and while it was entertainingly silly, it was still just a horror-comedy about an evil bong. It didn’t exactly give us the munchies to see the follow-up or the many films that would come afterwards.
Here we are though, with the second film in the Evil Bong franchise, directed by the legendary Charles Band and released in 2009. Evil Bong 2: King Bong is just as silly as the first film but in a surprising turn of events, is a bit funnier and hell of a lot more endearing.
This is thanks to the many returning cast members who bounce off each other nicely and have some decent chemistry. In particular the foursome of Larnell (John Patrick Jordan), Alister (Brett Chukerman), Bachman (Mitch Eakins) and Brett (Brian Lloyd). Having survived their encounter with the Evil Bong in the first film, Larnell is now concerned that her effects are still being felt.
What does he mean? Well, Bachman can’t stop falling asleep, Brett has put on a load of weight as he is always snacking and as for Larnell himself, he can’t control his sexual urges. All of this is shown in the usual Evil Bong silly/ tongue in cheek way.
The dialogue though is where this opening sequence wins. The characters bouncing off each other so well it’s impossible to not have the occasional chuckle.
Anyway, Alister works out that those three smoked from the bong first and also died in the Bong World which explains why he isn’t having any side effects. They need to trace the roots of the bong but with it destroyed, they call up the delivery man who brought them it in the first place. This is Rabbit (Sonny Davis) and he tells them that the bong came from the Amazon in South America.
Guess where we’re off too?
There they will find the truth behind the Evil Bong’s existence and come up against the King Bong!
Evil Bong 2: King Bong is such a silly movie and it doesn’t take itself seriously for even a second. Cheesy effects, over the top performances, an even sillier story…it’s s sequel that certainly goes bigger in a lot of departments.
However, it has its problems and the one that really stands out is the lack of horror. Evil Bong 2: King Bong leans way more towards comedy then horror and that’s a shame. Whereas the first one had the trippy visuals of the Bong World, this one doesn’t have anything like that. Even the sassiness of the bong doesn’t hit with her brief role spouting off a load of clichés. The King Bong makes up for this with his repertoire but a lot of what he says will just get a few eye rolls.
Its fun provided you know exactly what you’re getting in to before you hit play. If the idea of a movie based around getting high and an Evil Bong makes you shudder then you should probably just give it a miss.
Evil Bong 2: King Bong
The Final Score - 6/10