The second instalment of Kevin Smith’s True North Trilogy follows in the same vein of its predecessor, Tusk, in that it captures the quirky, dark, and curious side to Canada.
In this instance, the story follows two convenience store workers, Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, played by Depp and Smiths daughters, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith.
As expected the movie is infused with pop culture and gamification references such is Smith’s repertoire of language and style on screen.
Perhaps because of its leads, Yoga Hosers has a youthful vigour to the story, which just about makes it passable along with the style and substance involved.
All parties appear to be having fun in the making of this movie and that energy feels infectious as a result.
Behind the glitz though, the movie is simply that.
A facade of fun, but ultimately it’s logic is so far removed from reality that you have no sense of connectivity to the plot.
Essentially the girls end up fending off little yellow wiener men controlled by a Canadian Nazi, Andronicus Arcane.
It’s so convoluted and downright bizarre, that you’re only choice is to go with the flow or tune out.
As it stands it remains to be seen whether or not Smith will complete his True North Trilogy, by closing out with Moose Jaws.
Despite the two films generally negative reception, there’s a part of me that would like to see Smith carry out his vision, if only to see a killer Moose on the loose in Canada.
But I guess that’s just the quirky, warped side of my personality that identifies with the craziness of it all.
– Paul Farrell