…essentially the movie is really just two guys talking in the wilderness for 90 minutes
And that’s the problem with Swiss Army Man. I disagree with the 90 minutes part of that statement, but it’s certainly the case that the filmmakers too quickly ran out of ideas. Again, I know not everything can be Being John Malkovich as far as inventing new ideas, but still, you have to continue on with your movie. I can think of a number of interesting ways in which Swiss Army Man might have evolved, but the “Daniels” were content to stop short.
Even so, there’s enough fun novelty for a marginal thumbs-up. 6/10
Comparison Notes: the TV series The Greatest American Hero. It’s the 4th of July, after all.
Note on the trailer: it gives away too much; watch at your own risk.