Tusk was one of the most nightmarish and disturbing films I've ever seen. Leave it to Kevin Smith to turn a premise so ridiculous into a truly frightening movie. While it does have its moments of comedy, this movie is nothing more than straight up horror.
Justin Long gave a great performance as Wallace Bryton, the poor unfortunate soul who becomes a walrus. Michael Parks stole the show as the psycho responsible for it. And it was strange to see Johnny Depp as a French-Canadian cop. It simply didn't work, despite how much both Smith and Depp wanted me to like it.
Overall, Tusk is not for the weak of heart. The visual of Justin Long as the walrus will stay with you for a long time. It's been a long time since a movie disturbed me like this and I urge horror fans to check it out.
Kevin Smith, mainly known for his many quirky comedies, decided to make a horror movie. I have to admit, it's mostly a success. With strong performances from Justin Long and Michael Parks, a genuinely disturbing story, and some occasional humor, it mostly works.
Justin Long gave one of his better performances of his career. Even though his character was a joke, I still didn't wish the things that happened to him. Michael Parks was excellent as the psycho madman who wants to turn a person into a walrus. I really enjoyed every second he was onscreen. Speaking of walruses, the image of Justin Long as a walrus is actually quite creepy and disturbing. Before I forget, Johnny Depp shows up as a Fench-Canadian cop halfway through the movie. I don't know how I felt about it.
For the most part, Tusk is a generally disturbing horror film from the mind of Kevin Smith. With some truly creepy imagery and humor peppered throughout, horror fans should find quite a bit to like about this movie. Just remember one thing: Walrus yes.