Mind-Blowing Poster for Kaboom by Sam Ashby Studio.
I’m going to borrow IMDB’s summary of this film because I honestly do not even know how to sum it up, so here we go: “Smith’s everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.” I’ll add that this night also has something to do with the end of the world.
Director Gregg Araki, most famously known for Mysterious Skin, is one of those filmmakers that knows how to create good stories with young people. He understand the mind of the young, which in other words means that he knows we’re horny and fucked up. Araki then fuses that understanding with an original and totally weird concept that results in Kaboom. And Kaboom is easily one of the best films I’ve seen all year.
While many things in the film are over-the-top to say the least, its representation of college life and sexual awakening is pretty accurate. So yes, there is a lot of sex in the film but like everything else in Kaboom it is handled in a comical and ridiculous way. The film is really funny, which is something I did not expect at all. But keeping in mind the main mystery in the film, Gregg Araki did a good job by going ridiculous instead of serious with it.
I don’t know what more to say about it. This is one of those films that you love and know is 100% awesome, but you have a difficult time putting into words exactly why that is. Suffice to say that Kaboom is a really fun, entertaining, cool, funny and sexually charged film that you will enjoy the hell out of. Oh and one more thing, everyone in this film is insanely hot. That’s good.
Going to watch Gregg Araki’s Kaboom in a bit. I’ve waited so long to watch this, I’m really intrigued as to how it’s going to be like.