Another in a line of movies hoping to be given the ‘so bad, it’s good’ tag without understanding you can’t force it. Llamageddon is an absurdly silly movie that commits the cardinal sin of horror… don’t be boring. Which it really is. Making its 70-minute runtime feel double that and padding out so many scenes to the point of tearful frustration.
Most people will probably be drawn in on the idea alone. A space-travelling llama crash lands on Earth and sets about killing everyone it meets with its laser vision. That’s a fun concept but that’s all it has. A concept. Oh, and a majorly cute llama named Louie who is certainly not camera shy.
The woolly creature should be the main attraction, but we spend an inordinate amount of time at a party waiting for the good stuff to come. When it finally does and the evil llama goes on its rampage, it’s amateurish CGI and even worse ‘real’ effects.
There’s a big cast for the llama to go for and in a film like this, you shouldn’t be expecting depth or characters. However, it’s not out of the realms of possibility to at least have some decent acting and we don’t get that here.
Although it’s difficult to know just who is to blame for so much of the banal interactions and scenes. The actors and their delivery? Or the direction? Regardless, as a viewer it makes for a mind-numbing watch.
While its biggest sin might be how boring it is, its second sin is just how unfunny it is. So many jokes are eye-rolling in how lazy they are whereas others, such as one character wearing different tops in almost every different scene, are head-scratching. Why is that funny?
Simply put, the desperate attempt to make a ‘so bad, it’s good’ movie has resulted in a bad movie. The killer llama joke wears thin very quickly and all your left with is a drawn-out plot, a bunch of badly acted characters, rubbish CGI and unfunny jokes.
The Final Score - 3/10