Y’know how some films are simply amazing? How they become these incredible experiences that mere words cannot do justice? Those are those rare times when everything from casting to writing to directing – everything in between – come together to wow audiences. These are magical movie moments.
11/11/11 is not one of those films. But that doesn’t matter because it’s a different kind of awesome: awesomely terrible.
The amount of things wrong with this film is an amazing feat in and of itself; the dialogue iscringe-worthy, the acting (save one bright spot) is terrifying and the story itself is… well, there’s not really much of one. The entire thing is a demonic train wreck. And that’s what makes it so much damn fun.
There is no shame in 11/11/11; it even makes fun of itself with the utter stupidity of almost every character on full display. Oh, I found my son unconscious and surrounded by bloody claw prints? Well, off to work! Talk about bad parenting. No wonder this kid is such easy prey; his parents pay zero attention to him.
Now, about that one shinning part of this loveable travesty: Hayden Byerly as Nathan 'Nat' Vales. In a cast of acting school drop outs, young Byerly’s shines. And, yes, even surrounded by a highly talented cast, he’d still be impressive. Seriously, he shows a lot of promise and will most certainly have a long, successful career ahead of him. Unlike everyone else.
Yeah, this flicks pure ridiculousness but for anyone who adores awesomely terrible movies (you know who you are) this one’s a do not miss. And even if so bad its good isn’t your thing, check it out anyways. At least for the mocking laughs you’ll spit out over it.