Eagle vs Shark (2007): 4/5
You can either hate this annoying, quirky yet modest film or you can opt to ride along to its awkward waves of well, awkwardness. Socially awkward misfits in New Zealand are given a tender treatment by writer/director Taika Cohen. ‘Eagle vs Shark’ is about two Napoleon Dynamite-esque characters finding love through strange ways, revenge on bullies, video games, etc. Lily is an awkward fast food employee, while Jarrod is an arrogant nerd. I thought this film was great albeit being a bit offbeat at the beginning, but as it progressed it was actually laugh-out-loud dumb funny,. everyone should give this movie a chance. Like the movie’s characters, the movie’s not perfect (kinda retarded, to be honest) but what a heartwarming experience it is.