Thursday 22 March 2012
Film 87: The Toybox
The Toybox has, since its release, received almost uniformly positive reviews, including from a number of well-respected critics. Which is odd. Because it's awful. Really, really bad. The most dire script imaginable, fully of clunky, wooden dialogue strung out on a plot that makes no sense. No discernable directorial talent. And the absolute worst sub-sub-amdram acting I have yet seen on this project. Seriously, there is better acting in a Jason Impey or Richard Driscoll film.
Yet the positive reviews frequently single out the acting for special praise. I really, really can't explain this one.