Everyone knows in regards to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the newly rebooted DC Universe, and even Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. However perhaps, simply perhaps, at some point we’ll get the Tobacco Verse. If that occurs, it could all begin right here, with the discharge of the absurdist French superhero comedy Smoking Causes Coughing.
Written and directed by Quentin Dupieux, the director of films comparable to Rubber and Wrong, Smoking Causes Coughing follows an elite group of crime fighters known as Tobacco Power. Named after lethal components in cigarettes, they’re world-renowned heroes who journey the world preventing unhealthy guys. Nevertheless, this film itself takes place in between these adventures. Right here’s the trailer.
The very bizarre, very gross trailer (which, yes, we are quoted in) doesn’t fairly make it clear however many of the movie isn’t Tobacco Power preventing crime. It’s in there and it’s nice. However greater than that, it’s an anthology movie as every member of the group tries to outdo the others by telling scary tales. Solely the tales aren’t scary. They’re simply actually, actually odd.
We saw the film last year at Improbable Fest and whereas on the time it didn’t have a U.S. launch, it’s now set to hit theaters and on demand March 31. As you possibly can read in our review, that is extra of an absurdist comedy that makes use of superheroes as a hook, and it’s a bit in all places, however it’s by no means boring or predictable. In truth, it’s regularly laugh-out-loud hilarious. Nicely price a rental or watch when you’re into that form of stuff. Which we very a lot are.
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