Written by Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan and Jordan Rubin
Directed by Jordan Rubin
THE DRONE is a weird, tongue-in-cheek film from ZOMBEAVERS director, Jordan Rubin. It’s full of ridiculous contrivances that just about enable the film to chug on like a rusty jeep with three flat tyres, but lets be honest, no one is coming here for the subtext or raw emotion, are they? It’s a film where a drone propeller lacerates an old man’s arse in the bath. You’re watching THE DRONE for the laughs.
A newlywed couple (played by Alex Essoe and John Brotherton) move in to a house and find a drone in their trash. This unwanted housewarming gift goes on to sew distrust and shake the harmonious household to its core. Its impact is also a perceptive commentary on how technology weakens our bonds with one another.
The heightened action becomes illogical fairly quickly, and settles into being a series of bizarre comedy sequences. As a farcical, satire about new technology and our complacency about its terrifying potential then THE DRONE works. It’s the sort of comedy/horror film you’ll instantly love or hate because of subjective sense of humour reasons – there are no grey areas to THE DRONE. Fans of ZOMBEAVERS will know what to expect.
It’s fun, and sometimes that’s all that matters when you watch a film. If you have a good time and are entertained, then plot/narrative issues will be easily overlooked. After all, it’s surely why Paul Thomas Anderson loves Adam Sandler movies.