But the Yowie is more an element of action than a full blown threat for most of the film, as the two former bug exterminators (!!!) betray each other over and over with attempted drowning and many many leg woundings (and even a hand wound…woah!) . After a beautiful woman is thrown in the mix, and this blogger learned to pronounce Rhiannon, the action doesn’t pick up so much as the use of human bait for the Yowie becomes a strategy to find some gold. And then there is this bit, which made me smile a whole lot.
Surprise! Yes, VERNON WELLS! Wez!! Plughead!!!! Very cool, it’s a fun cameo that comes, literally, out of nowhere. As it should be. Now I’m all nostalgic to watch T-Force again. Always room for PM and Wez.
Oh, and the leading guy, he looks like a deflated Brett Favre to me for some reason. Maybe it isn’t obvious in the still, but…wow, it just struck me. When he has to throw something at the Yowie in the final reel, I kept waiting for Wez to reappear and intercept it!
|Uh…you aren’t going to text me anything inappropriate no matter how hot it is when I say Baboon with my accent, right?|
In the end, THROWBACK takes all the chunks of ‘Foot Meat you could want, stirs it around and comes up with the basic sauce, no more no less, though yes…I never heard “baboon” sound so…sexy.
The DVD from MVD Visual is interesting (and now incomplete), the transfer is solid enough and there are plentiful extras including a nearly 18 minutes alternate ending that is less explosive. But it would have robbed me of the interception / Favre joke. I’m glad they went with this one! Short films and behind the scenes footage are included also. You’ll certainly get your fix of Yowie’s in cinema with this film, which says…well, it’s the only Yowie movie I know!