The great thing about Burying the Ex is that you can see how much he enjoyed bringing its story to life. It's not as great as many of his previous (and beloved) works are, nor is it as technically adept. It is, however, filled with that unique Dante brand of whimsy that made his Gremlins movies so enjoyable.
I've also seen interviews with the cast exclaiming how they basically wanted to make this movie because of Joe Dante, especially Anton Yelchin. Together, he, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario are all pretty in-demand young actors, and it speaks volumes that they wanted to do this movie because of their respect for Joe Dante as a director.
So whether or not this is a perfect movie is secondary to the amount of love that went into making it, and how well it shows on-screen. And it does.
|IT'S THE DOLL'S FAULT!|
A truly odd romantic triangle ensues.
|"OH, YOU WILL LOVE ME AGAIN!"|
Burying the Ex, while not being as "good" as many of Dante's previous works, is still an enjoyable effort, especially for fans of more light-hearted and quirky Genre fare. It's definitely closer to being Gremlins 2 than it is The Howling. Or even the first Gremlins. Fun and light, is what this one is.
|THIS IS WHY YOU JUST CAN'T DATE A ZOMBIE.|
|STILL A BETTER LOVE STORY THAN TWILIGHT.|
|DICK MILLER: LIVING LEGEND.|
|PERFECT. NOW HOLD STILL...|
Burying the Ex is available now on VOD.
Alexandra Daddario and Ashley Greene make us want to bury our ex, if you know what I mean. *Don't judge us.