16 min., 2004
Written by Dana Buning
Directed by Dana Buning
My rating: ★★★★
This is why Bob Barker is wrong.
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Zeke (Tuna, and sometimes Luna) is a cat that has just been neutered. His owner Joe (David Perez-Ribada) takes him home and starts to get worried that Zeke is not pleased with him, well more pissed at him. So he tries to make up for the action by buying Zeke some toys. Guess what, it doesn’t work. Zeke wants to do more than just hurt Joe; he wants him to feel exactly how he does…ball-less!
Acting is great on the part of David, his expressions of fear and dread are comical, but completely believable. He is in a completely absurd situation, but plays it with complete conviction. Tuna and Luna are some great cats. They have been trained so well that when they do the crazy things that happen it actually looks very natural.
The effects are few and are quite amateur, but it works in the movie. The movie used just the right amount of blood when needed and the rest is done with a natural feel, not a movie feel.
If you own a cat, you might want to think twice before getting them neutered or at least, as it says in the movie, don’t wait till they are older. The last thing I want trying to cut off anyone’s balls is a cute cat, because that would just throw me off. Trying to stop something that is extremely nasty looking would be easier, but cute and cuddly would just be harder to deal with.Have You Read...?