Lesser-known fairy tales are always such a treat. When you’ve seen so many retellings of Bluebeard you just want to make the old wife killer drink a bottle of bleach, a new story is just the pallet cleanser you need.
That’s exactly what you’ll get with Kratt.
The story revolves around two children named Mia and Kevin. Their parents decide to leave them with their grandmother for the summer to experience country living without the internet. The kids, bored, decide to summon a monster called a Kratt to do chores around their grandmother’s farm. But everything goes sideways when their Kratt embodies their grandmother instead of the Kratt body they created.
This was one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. The haphazard politician was especially fun. The poor man just seems like he wants people to like him so he can enjoy his vacation in peace. The spoiled kids who are willing to just make a deal with the devil because they don’t have the internet to distract them are also a trip.
My favorite bit though is the twist at the end with the sacred forest. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but it’s hilarious.
There aren’t a lot of bloody moments in this movie, but when there’s blood it’s done well. We’re treated to several truly gruesome scenes, including the Kratt/grandmother baking a pie with her own blood. Later, she cuts several politicians up and bakes them into pizzas. These scenes might have looked cheesy in other movies. Here, they were well done.
This is not to say it’s a perfect movie. I would say the dialog was bad, but I was relying on English subtitles. Even the best dialog is going to suffer a bit in translation, so that’s getting a pass.
There were some serious potholes in the film. And the characters at times are so selfish that it’s unbelievable, even for teenagers. But I think this all adds to how ludicrous the film is.
If you overthink things, you’re not going to like Kratt. But if you can relax and enjoy it for the silly, bloody ride that it is, then you’re going to have a good time.
Kratt premiers on October 11th and will be available on Amazon, Google Play and VOD.(3.5 / 5)