Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jimmy the Boy Wonder (1966)

How bad is it? It rivals "Monster A-Go Go" as H.G. Lewis' worst film (i.e. really bad)
Should you see it? Not unless you're a Lewis completist.
Those eyebrows - weren't they in Blood Feast?

Herschell Gordon Lewis' films are all over this blog, but this is one of the children's films that he made to make a quick buck and it's like "Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny" in its utter disregard for entertainment for children. A boy accidentally stops time and then there's a journey to try to fix things, while a procrastinating villain impedes the action. Actually, what impedes the action most is the insertion of an unrelated foreign cartoon half-way through! The high point is a song about beans. The only version of this film available is of very poor quality, not that it matters much.

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