Yoga Hosers (2016) – Rated PG-13 – Reviewed June 6, 2016 – IMDb
So my girlfriend (who is awesome!) got us tickets to a pre-screening of the next Kevin Smith movie, Yoga Hosers. With an introduction by the man himself along with Q&A after.
If you ever get a chance to hear Kevin Smith talk, you should take it. He doesn’t have a huge ego (as far as I could tell) and doesn’t talk down to the audience. He talked for about an hour before the movie describing where the idea came from, why he cast Harley Quinn Smith and Lily Rose Depp (his and Johnny Depp’s daughters) and how he got Johnny Depp to reprise a role he did in Tusk. It was funny and interesting.
But why am I talking about that instead of the movie? Well….. I guess it’s because I don’t know what to say about the movie. I definitely enjoyed it. But I don’t know if that was because of the backstory and the many references to his previous movies that he put in there.
In his own words, Kevin Smith said that “this is the movie he wanted to see when he was a 12 year old girl” (or something like that) and I have to agree with him. That would be who I would recommend this movie to.
I mean, the movie is about two teenage girls that have to fight off Satanist, Nazi’s and “Bratzis”. Since I know you are wondering, they are a cross between Nazi’s and bratwurst. So to say the movie is odd is an understatement. It also takes place in Canada…. why? I have no idea.. maybe they like saying “aboot”?
The endearing thing in this movie is that the two main characters, are actual teenagers so this role isn’t too far out of their wheelhouse. I would bet money that they had input on the dialog as it was littered with slang that I had to figure out from context. Who knew that “basic” is now an insult? Not this guy.
One thing I say about Kevin Smith, he doesn’t BS around what his movies are about. This one is a take from those horrible horror movies that used to come on TV Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. It is pretty horrible and bad in a good way. If you can take it in the spirit that is was written then it can be a fun movie to watch.