- Running time:
- 94 minutes
- Loren Horsley -
- Jemaine Clement -
- Brian Sergent -
- Rachel House -
- Craig Hall -
Big question: Is this deliberately quirky New Zealand import just condescending?
Skip it: Jarrod is more of an obnoxious loser than Napoleon Dynamite, and "Eagle vs. Shark" doesn't even try to explain what Lily sees in him. The film is so eager to cash in on the geek chic of the surprise 2004 hit that the title may as well be "This Year's Napoleon Dynamite." (It's certainly no worse than calling the movie "Eagle vs. Shark.")
Catch it: If you find poignancy in the slogan on the shirt worn by Jarrod's friend Mason: "I look better online."
Bottom line: "Eagle vs. Shark" centers on outcasts but shows no sympathy towards its weirdoes or their supposed individuality. You'll want Lily to find happiness but look at Jerrod and think, "Please, please, not with this guy."
Bonus: Lily's place of employment, a fast food joint called Meaty Boy, may have a million-dollar idea with their Crazy Burger, an inside-out sandwich with two patties surrounding one piece of bread. Who's hungry?!
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