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PG: Psycho Goreman

6.21 h 34 min2020X-Ray16+
Mimi and Luke resurrect an alien overlord, inadvertently summoning his intergalactic friends and foes to battle for the fate of the galaxy.
Steven Kostanski
Nita-Josee HannaOwen MyreMatthew Ninaber
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Steven KostanskiShannon HanmerStuart F. Andrews
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4.2 out of 5 stars

6051 global ratings

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A. GeorgeReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
90s Nostalgia with no sticky morals to tie it down
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I expected a cheezy comedic gorefest and wasn't disappointed but this was so much more. Who the real monsters were was so hazy throughout the film. Lots of laughs and plenty dark twists kept up til the end and the cheezy rap retelling of the story over the credits was perfect. (I almost took a star off the review for the anti religion undertones but it works well enough for the story being told. Difficult to express much more clearly without giving away too many spoilers.)
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Desmond SanchezReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This film deserves a warrior's death!!!
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Psycho Goreman is everything I want from a Steven Kostanski film. In high school, I was obsessed with Astron 6 and loved their weird humor mixed with the over the top gore. Being let down by The Void, which had great effects but I felt was lacking in the story department I wished for the return of what I loved about Kostanski’s early work the Humor, and to say the least, PG delivers.

Psycho Goreman follows siblings Mimi and Luke who while digging in their backyard awaken an ancient alien lord of destruction which they name Psycho Goreman (PG for short). Mimi in possession of the amulet that imprisoned and gives PG his superpowers she is in control of his every move, but when the intergalactic Council, The Templars, who were responsible for sealing PG on earth are made aware of his return decided to send their leader Pandora to try to halt what could be the destruction of the universe but little does Pandora knows is that PG is being helped by pure evil Mimi!

So from the other reviews, I have read a lot of people didn't like the acting especially from Mimi but I felt like it was true to Astron 6’s humor with the characters who are played like exaggerated 90s characters tropes, I was laughing the whole time I was watching. Mimi and Luke’s whole family have the “traditional roles” reversed with Mimi being my personal favorite of those changes. Mimi‘s character is what I'd call “toxic femininity” which I thought was a fresh twist, taking the played out aspects of toxic masculinity and flipping it on its head, and playing into the over the top humor very well. I also love the whole big terrifying evil who has to be the friend to kids aspect of the movie. I always find when the media does that trope I just love it. The effects in the movie are so great. It has clear inspirations to the Tokusatsu sub-genre (Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman) in the character's design which I found just fantastic. The gore is just insane, it's what you got in The Void but is wacky and played up for comedic value. The OST is a solid synthwave that fits the mood of the film.

Overall PG was a great original film that made me feel nostalgic for the media I grew up loving, there's so much greatness in this film and I really hope to see Kostanski do more films that stick close to his roots!
41 people found this helpful
Brett ColangeloReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is better than the Godfather.
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In a world of four-hour Scorsese movies about the kind of people you wouldn't be caught dead with and action-comedies about McDonald's toys fighting each other that requires you first watch 20+ movies, PG: Psycho Goreman is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale and recycled film landscape.

With special effects reminiscent of a time where films attempted to challenge not only themselves but the genre, PG: Psycho Goreman will delight endlessly. Though initially not for the faint of heart, the carnage that ensues throughout this 90-minute romp will make you smile from ear to ear!

Who doesn't love a pluky, take no cuss protagonist?!? You're in luck, look no further than Mimi. Mimi and her dorky kid brother Luke truly remind you of how it felt to grow up on the schoolyard. Soon enough you'll find yourself yearning for the days of the past and bringing crazy ball to life with the whole neighborhood.

Grab your friend, lover, parents, and dog- pop some of your favorite corn, buckle up....and have some fun.
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HankReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
If You Like the Trailer you will Like the Movie. If you didn't, watch Full House.
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This is one of the most fun movies I've ever seen. If you liked Turbo Kid, you'll love this. I don't get the negative reviews one the page being at the top. This is a genre film that's a comedy horror. It's intentionally cheesy. If you think this is "immoral" or "bad writing" I think you are probably not getting the point, or are too blinded by your own opinions to see something from another point of view.

Seriously, if you watched the trailer you knew what this was. And then complain about "bad acting" or writing. What are you thinking? That's the point.

I'm so ashamed of our species sometimes. I can only hope Psycho Goreman spares me as I submit to his rule.
32 people found this helpful
Adam MoliskiReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bad... in a bad way
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I like good movies. I like bad movies that are so bad that they end up being enjoyable just for how bad they are.
This movie is so bad that the writing of the children makes me think twice about ever wanting kids for the fear that they might turn out even 1% as annoying and obnoxious as the main character.

There were maybe two chuckle-worthy moments, and two extended sections where I just muted it and waited for the songs to pass- if I wasn't doing a group watch, I would have bailed before the end, but at least watching to the end removed any curiosity I might have about whether the ending could turn the rest of the movie around.

Nope. Terrible at the start. Terrible in the middle. And somehow, even more terrible at the end.
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mattReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not as good as we'd expected
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The main reason I likely won't watch this movie again is the young girl lead. She overacts everything and her character is a total sociopath. I honestly almost turned it off after ten minutes of asking myself what the film is trying to have me think about her. I'm not sure if we're supposed to root for this girl, but the song in the film that she later reprises to psychologically manipulate her long-suffering brother in lieu of an apology would have us believe so. People in the movie seem to treat her as if this is all just charming.

I feel like the creators were going for the child-like irreverence and megalomania found in 80s kid-adventure horror films like Monster Squad or The Goonies, but I found nothing redeeming about this character. That said, the brother is the only human character who doesn't seem to need admission to inpatient behavioral healthcare. The mother and father need a concerning amount of help too.

I did enjoy most of the monster-centric comedy and great practical effects of this film - which are a rarity these days unfortunately. The titular monster is acted very well, even through the full suit. I also enjoyed the general mythos around PG and his backstory. I'd say the cop was my favorite part - you'll know what I mean if you watch.

Altogether it seems like a creature effects company needed a reel to show off their impressive skills, so they half-assedly wrote a movie. Worth one watch, but just one in my opinion - and only if you can tolerate the incredibly irritating lead girl. Would have been a better $2.99 (or cheaper) rent.
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CS MatthewReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Cheesy, tired
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I'm a movie wh*re, I love movies and I don't discriminate. Romances, comedies, horror, suspense, mystery, action/adventure, you get the point. This was a cheesy movie, steeped in cheesy 80s nostalgia.

As others have noted, it looks like it was done by a bunch of first year film students that let their F/X friend in his junior year have some fun.

For me it was not nostalgia, it was a waste of $6. There are a lot of fanbois and critics who loved it (Rotten Tomatoes, what!!??). I didn't, maybe you will. I thought it sucked. Then again I didn't like Troma or Power Rangers or any 80s schlock for that matter, so if you did it might not suck for you. Buyer beware.
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Jed.did.die.uhReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I can't comprehend why this movie is rated so highly... people must be bored.
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Honestly, I don't even know where to begin.

Besides its use of practical effects, nothing about this movie is good.

The script is awful. I would say there is a lot of REALLY bad acting (which is also true) but I'm not sure what the actors were supposed to do with this script.

The kids aren't written as children, they're written as super cliche "nerdy" adults. They're super quick witted (if you have a terrible sense of humor) and feel unbearably fake. It's like Count Olaf wrote this movie, because he was never really a child.

The cinematography is absolutely abysmal. The entire movie is shot on a super wide angle lens that gives most scenes a fish-eye effect. I am ALL FOR using interesting lenses, different aspect ratio's, or shooting things at odd angles if it serves a purpose, but for the life of me I can't find a reason why this type of lens was used for this movie, other than maybe a very cheap way of making things feel "bizarre", but it just made it so hard to watch. To add to this, the lighting is also very poorly done, which is just insult to injury.

Every joke was cringey and landed super flat for me. Nothing seems original, just super cliche. And that sentiment could be extrapolated to every aspect of the movie.

There are some set ups and payoffs, but they're very glanced over and the movie just sort of seems to happen with little intention, or reasoning, and misses so many obvious opportunities.

I know this is supposed to be a fun nostalgia type movie, but... those movies have to actually be good too. Just because something reminds you of something you enjoyed as a kid, does not make it good.

As I said before, a lot of the practical effects are very good... but effects don't make a movie good, they can just enhance an already good movie and make it even better.

I rented this movie because it's had a lot of buzz in the underground indie film world, but I feel very duped and I really wish I could have my $7 back.
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