Eagle vs Shark (2007) Or, Napoleon Not-So-Dynamite . Made in New Zealand, which ups the whimsical-yuk factor because of those funny accents, Eagle vs Shark is the coy and… 2007-06-15 R PT88M Comedy Jemaine Clement Loren Horsley Miramax
Movie Review

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
GEEK LOVE Horsley (right) and not-so-interesting love interest Clement in the New Zealand comedy Eagle vs Shark
Image credit: Matt Grace
GEEK LOVE Horsley (right) and not-so-interesting love interest Clement in the New Zealand comedy Eagle vs Shark
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Limited Release: Jun 15, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 88 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jemaine Clement and Loren Horsley; Distributor: Miramax

Or, Napoleon Not-So-Dynamite. Made in New Zealand, which ups the whimsical-yuk factor because of those funny accents, Eagle vs Shark is the coy and coyer comedy of a cartoon-passive geek (Loren Horsley) who falls for a cartoon-angry dork with Mick Jagger's lips. He's played by Jemaine Clement (of HBO's Flight of the Conchords), who has genuine presence but, in this film, only one note to play. Before Clement gives in to romance, he must take revenge on the bully who once beat him up. It's a tale that reduces angst, not to mention love, to a generational tic. C-

Originally posted Jun 13, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints