16 January 2019 | wallywingertmail
Had me thinking for weeks!
While this film is a lot of fun on its mutated face (and a very enjoyable popcorn movie) it does get you to think. Could this really happen, given all that we know about the way our world is being polluted and carelessly treated?
While we may not soon see mutated frog people walking down the aisles at Walmart, it does raise the question about just how safe our precious water resources really are. And since we as humans are made up mostly of water, this is a troublesome quandary.
Jim Ojala ambitiously takes on the monstrous task of writing, directing, casting, producing, and doing make-up effects for his labor of love. You can see his love for this project in every frame. This stuff isn't easy to do, folks. In fact, it's damn hard! But the final result was beautiful, in a sort of "mutant-frog" kind of way.
For weeks after I kept thinking about what I had seen. I had questions and tried to reconcile those in my mind. It's not one of those "in-your-ear-out-your-ear" kind of films. It WILL make you think! And I LOVED the old recluse/dad character!