During the initial robbery, Blake has a weird, cute encounter with junkie Luke (Dylan Sprouse) and before she and Bobby leave town they somehow kidnap him so they can have another person to help share. their adventure, and so that the producers of the film can have a semi-familiar name to put on the poster. Either way, they arrive in town after about 30 minutes, then spend most of the rest of the movie aimlessly wandering around and engaging in pseudo-deep discussions that feel like a collection of class improvisations. actors who are going absolutely nowhere. Along the way, the three become friends with the group’s de facto frontman, Emerald (Thea Sofie Loch Naess) and run into a couple of weirdos (Craig Stark and Eden Brolin) who, along with the ex-kid friend, end up showing up for what passes for the movie’s silly and infuriating climax.
According to the press release, “Tyger Tyger” describes itself as a “fantasy thriller” but, based on the available evidence, those two words could easily bring a claim for damages on the grounds that there is nothing to distance to the screen that looks like whatever they represent. . Writer / director Kerry Mondragon’s script begins slowly and ends, offering no insight into the subjects he half-heartedly discusses via the singularly uninteresting characters. And visually, it’s a collision of a home movie and a post-apocalyptic fashion shoot gone awry and fails to offer a single interesting shot to talk about at any given moment. As the central characters, Quartin and Sprouse are as bland as they get, while pretty much everyone in the supporting cast seems to operate under the assumption that they have the role of Dennis Hopper and (over) act on it.
The problem isn’t that “Tyger Tyger” is an inconsistent mess but it’s a boring inconsistent mess – the genre that’s too listless and dingy to even function as a truly horrible movie. Watching him go from one winding scene to another (before arriving at its singularly enraging ending), one has the impression that Mondragon has just filmed a bunch of sequences and linked them together without ever finding any reason to show interest in the story, as it is, or the characters, as they are.
Now played in select theaters, drive-ins and available on digital platforms.