Saturday Killer, in short, is a film with an unoriginal storyline, yet, I still found the movie likeable all the way to the end. It has the cheesiness but doesn’t look cheap, some humor, decent kill scenes, and good music scores. Slasher movie fans would particularly find this film entertaining. What is the film about…how about a master of disguise crippled by premature ejaculation? That do anything for you? If you haven’t figured it out by now, Saturday Killer is a parody film which pokes fun at the action genre.
The only problem is that a couple of the jokes are too disgusting. This film is all about below-the-belt gags and crude humor. The films style of comedy is much more subtle than other comedies like Ace Ventura. You really have to think for a second or two before you bust out laughing in some of the scenes. I’m a fan of laughing at what people say and do so this one was right up my alley, however it is an acquired taste. The biggest influence I think this film draws from are films like Mr. and Mrs. Smith. When Tee is contracted to kill Chris by his handler, the plot pokes fun at clichéd action/romance movies that are like those kinds of films.
I already had to explain this gag to a 19 year old friend of mine who didn’t like the movie because of having to have so many of the time sensitive jokes explained to her. Because of this I must issue the critique that having more special features dedicated to the history surrounding the gags would have been nice. Again, let me stress at just unbelievable how much time Saturday Killer devotes to the main character’s various erectile dysfunctions. This is just an empty shell of a film that tries to offend, but comes off silly. If this was the intended purpose, it succeeded.
If this film sounds like something you would be interested, there is good news. A trilogy is planned, Sunday Killer and Friday Killer, respectively, are just around the horizon and should throw up the same type of gags. Hopefully they will be movies where there aren’t any scenes of someone peeing on the main characters face. That would be nice. The thing with slapstick humor like this is; it’s falling-down-funny the first time, can be funny even years later but if it gets over-played it’s just like that great song that the radio stations played to death. It’s just not the same anymore. Even if this one seems fresh, I can’t vouch for future entries, and truthfully, I’m not motivated at this point to seek them out.