Star Leaf (2015)

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Star Leaf: Directed by Richard Cranor. With Richard Cranor, Julian Gavilanes, Russell Hodgkinson, Kevin Jolly. Hikers find a secret grove of extra-terrestrial marijuana and must fight for their lives when they anger the other-worldly forces protecting the plants.

“For me personally, I felt the story was a bit flimsy. I get the bringing in elements of extraterrestrial/ contact point, I loved the whole pot from outer space thing, I even respect the bringing in the whole returning, fragile soldier in need, it was the characters themselves. They seemed only mildly developed. At times I just didnu0026#39;t connect with their personal story. Other times the characters and the moments were just spot on!. Directing and the creativity are pretty cool in u0026quot;Star Leafu0026quot;. I havenu0026#39;t really scene films on this kind of high outside of Full Moon Horror. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe special effects for the most part are pretty hokey for the most part. But I think that it was intended and even celebrated by the team behind u0026quot;Star Leafu0026quot;. This is really meant for a nice, sometimes disturbing trip u0026quot;through the cracku0026quot;, or say, u0026quot;down the rabbit holeu0026quot;. The aliens were cool, and done enough to were they didnu0026#39;t seem completely CGI, often they looked more like practical design. All the extra paranormal/supernatural CGI was used in a trippy, hallucinatory aspect that even though it comes off a bit cheap, it still is fun and entertaining. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall u0026quot;Star Leafu0026quot; is an entertaining, 420 staple. I mean it is better than u0026quot;Evil Bongu0026quot; and I get high to that quite a bit. The ending is a more u0026quot;life lessonu0026quot; , hallmark moment situation that, I am sorry, but I thought was a bit lame. Plus when the ending is delivered to us I kind of felt the whole movie was built up around that ending concept and its message. I didnu0026#39;t get any real horror from u0026quot;Star Leafu0026quot; , some definite thriller moments, but I love aliens, and pot. Plus anything that spotlights the emotional and psychological conditions a lot of our soldiers return home in is dope! Pun intended!”

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