I never imagined saying this – but I am excited about an upcoming Daniel Radcliffe movie. As soon as I saw the trailer I became instantly intrigued. Why so excited over a movie? Because it looks to have more indie-inspiration (not the Jones) than what is typical pushed out of the Hollywood movie factories. This movie looks to take a chance, try something new and find its own path. Yes, the movie had a ton of the same dick/fart jokes that has been in thousands of movies before, but it’s the way they are packaged that makes me okay with them. Swiss Amy Man seems to have an understand inside and out of what it is and presents itself in naked form, no more no less.
Being stranded on a deserted island leaves young Hank (Paul Dano) bored, lonely and without hope. As a rope hangs around his neck, Hank prepares to end it all, until he suddenly spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) laying down by the shore. Unfortunately, he is dead and quite flatulent. Using the gassy body to his advantage, Hank miraculously makes it back to the mainland. However, he now finds himself lost in the wilderness, and dragging the talking corpse named Manny along for the adventure.
Chris Bumbray of joblo.com says “Suffice to say, it’s a wild ride. While it occasionally tests the audiences patience, SWISS ARMY MAN is nothing if not unique. While the fart humor is sophomoric in the extreme, there is more to the movie than just a whole lotta gas. It’s really a story of loneliness, as Dano struggles to survive and come to terms with the way he isolated himself in the real world with the unlikely help of his first friend ever – Radcliffe’s corpse.”