So, this movie is… interesting, I guess. I’m not really sure how to describe it.
When watching this movie, I wondered why the humor seemed
familiar. This dry humor can be found in shows such as Saturday Night Live and Robot Chicken; this is probably because of the directors Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman were writers for those shows respectively. Hell and Back was written by Tom Gianas, Zeb Wells, and Hugh Sterbakov. With voice actors like Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis, and Jennifer Coolidge, you are sure to recognize at least one of the characters (full cast). This film was released on Oct. 2, 2015, and made $104,374 on opening weekend.
This story is quite slow for the first thirteen minutes. Three stoner friends – Remy, Augie, and Curt – work at a run down carnival and happen to come across the book of Beelzebub. When Remy and Curt want to trade mints, Curt is required to make a blood oath that he will give Remy one of his mints. After refusing to share his mint, Curt is sucked into a portal to hell for breaking his blood oath. Remy and Augie jump into the portal to save Curt. This is where their adventure begins. Along the way the gang meets people like the Devil, Orpheus, and Deema the daughter of Orpheus. Will the gang make it out and save Curt? I guess you will have to watch and find out.
This is one of those movies where it’s really stupid, but it’s also stupid enough to be funny. When I first started watching this movie, I honestly thought I would hate it, but as it continued, I disliked it less. As it went on, the humor is very much adult humor can be appreciated after a serious lack of sleep. There are little details that kill me, pun intended. In hell, the souls are not actually tortured but rather slightly annoyed for eternity. Some of the annoyances include going to a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combo store, and only being able to order Taco Bell; being able to drink soda but it is always flat; and eating neapolitan ice cream with only strawberry left. I do think that this film is geared towards a specific audience with it’s humor. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, I encourage you to watch the trailer, pop some popcorn, watch the film on Netflix, and enjoy!