Tromeo and Juliet (10th Anniversary Edition)
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This film is no Gone With the Wind, but then I say to you that Gone With the Wind is no Tromeo and Juliet either. Troma is not defined by your typical Hollywood rules where movies are concerned. Troma sits off in the dark corner of the big room where all the class clowns hang out and are just in their own world. Tromeo and Juliet does what Troma does best and does it better than ever before. I never really believed that I would enjoy something more than the Toxic Avenger coming out of Tromaville. This movie quickly took over the position as my favorite Troma film. The characters are over the top and fun. The script is funny and Tromeo's black fartin' dad is hilarious. A great cast of characters with an intelligent(as in Troma intelligent) script.
I personally thought the cook for the Capulets was far more sexy than Juliet, but what do I know. I will say one thing about some of the off color content...be warned if you are easily offended. There is plenty by which to be offended in this film. For instance, a freakshow who desires his sister in every way, a father who is freakishly attracted to his daughter, as well as plenty of other off color scenes. Did you expect anything less from Troma though.
Watch for the tons and tons of memorabilia from the other Troma films throughout this film as well as the party where you see a cast of characters from the other films to include Toxie himself.
I have to say that when the characters break into their "Shakespearean" dialog, it just makes me giggle. Very funny if you ask me.
Overall this is a pretty solid Troma film with a nice story done in vintage Troma style.
My fantasies came through with "Tromeo & Juliet." The very concept of a punk "Romeo" is brilliant - they conceived this before Baz Luhrmann's movie - but seeing as how this is Troma we're talking about, Lloyd Kaufman could have steered this in a very wrong (read: conventional) direction. Fortunately, they managed to find a young mad genius named James Gunn to write the script, and they found some hungry young acting talent who threw themselves into the project. And Kaufman, perhaps inspired by all this, finally directed like a man more concerned with making a good movie than cashing in on the quick-buck exploitation trends that nearly ruined "Troma's War" and "Sgt. Kabukiman."
Not that "Tromeo & Juliet" isn't a quick-buck exploitation movie. It is. It's also a hilarious and inventive comedy, an art film, a soft-core porno, a gross-out gore flick, a surprisingly moving love story, and - best of all - one of the most oddly faithful Shakespeare adaptations I've ever seen. Amazingly, it's all these things all at the same time, sometimes even in the same scene (check out Murray Que's final scene, in the tattoo parlor). "Tromeo" captures the spirit, the wordplay, and the abandon that so many staid Shakespeare movies completely miss. And it's one of the most energetic and creative movies you're likely to see.
I could gush on and on about "Tromeo," for it is my favorite movie. Now that James Gunn is a big-time - although still delightfully weird - Hollywood writer, I wouldn't be surprised to see a surge in "Tromeo" sales.Read more ›
Juliet is a treasure for film-lovers of all kind.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Over the top!! Autographed!!!!!!!!!Thank You Thank you Thank you!!!Published 2 months ago by Raissa
Total crap film, an instant classic from the company that turned total crap films into an art form. Awful...I love it.Published 4 months ago by Troy M Mueller
I love this kind of campy sex, violence and rock and roll, especially when the main actress is gorgeous with or without clothes, and the narrative so humorously wending its way... Read morePublished 4 months ago by liberty
I can honestly say I've never watched this movie but I purchased it for a gift for my son who is a big Troma fan! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bubble Guppie
What a movie! This is a must have for troma fans! I can't stop watching this even though I have seen it a thousand times! U will looooove it!!!!!Published 13 months ago by gina votruba
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