Doomed Planet By Mike White. This had disaster written all over it-and I don't mean that the plot of Doomed Planet revolves around apocalyptic cults...
This had disaster written all over it-and I don't mean that the plot of Doomed Planet revolves around apocalyptic cults. Not only does it carry the stigma of being shot on digital video, bear the weight of being a feature-length film, and sport an ensemble cast; Doomed Planet is a comedy-the hardest genre to do right and the easiest to screw-up. But, lo, every ounce of ambition (and there's an abundance) is repaid tenfold to this hilariously perverse movie.
A send up of everything from cable access production values to the insidiousness of Microsoft, Doomed Planet is a hyper-kinetic trip through the underworld of Seattle prolific cult scene. The movie documents the battle for membership between the Cult of Eternal Consciousness the Sad Flower Cult and the eponymous Doomed Planet cult through small vignettes, bestowing the impression of late night psychotic channel surfing. With guest appearances by Charles Manson and Jerry Garcia, Doomed Planet is an experimental work rife with deadly frisbees and ironic disemboweling scenes.
With a well-constructed plot that humor that only gets better with repeated viewings, Doomed Planet is a millennial hoot! For more info check out www.doomedplanet.com.
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