161. A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (2012)

5.5 Not funny
  • Acting 5.6
  • Directing 5.6
  • Story 5.4
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Starring: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan

Director: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell

Running Time: 100 mins

A Fantastic Fear Of Everything is a British film about a writer who, after having researched the lives of Victorian serial killers, becomes paranoid and afraid of almost everything, causing him to have major psychological problems.

I think that Simon Pegg is one of the funniest actors out there, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Run Fatboy Run and others were all absolutely fantastic films, however this…not so much.

The main issue that I had with this film was that it lacked any story whatsoever, and relied solely on complete farce for the entire film. Now that’s fine for 20 minutes or so, but when the comedy’s not the greatest in the world, and you just keep pushing farce down my throat, it gets quite irritating.

Also, many of the scenes were very long-winded, meaning that they became extremely boring to watch, especially when you’ve got the same joke coming at you every second, and coupled with the overly farcical nature of this film, it’s just not that enjoyable to watch, so, that’s why it gets 5.5 from me.


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