Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
If crossing Invasion of The Bodysnatchers with Little Shop Of Horrors (sans music) sounds like a great idea then probably avoid Little Joe. Because whilst it tries hard to combine elements from both this is more like an arthouse take on both that, whilst interesting for sure, fails to be captivating and certainly doesn’t reach the heights of either of those classic. Sadly a lot of the issues there come from the performances. There’s very little nuance and at times the performances seem just plain bad. Which is shame as it sets an excellent tone and feel but every time you think it starts to nail it, it falls into it’s wannabe art-house trappings. So interesting yes but far from essential.
Best Bit: Escaping the plants
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Little Shop Of Horrors, Invasion of The Bodysnatchers, The Invasion
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…