Doesn’t this sound wretched? “Apostles” is Scud’s 8th film. Why would director Danny Cheng refer to himself as Scud a faulty Iraqi missile! Is he playing with us?
“Apostles” is one of those “artsy films” if you throw my way, I am free to interpret it in artsy ways and never be wrong! As an old Bachelor of Arts student, the engineering students called us when they were behaving “artsy fartsy” which was a sight better than the schizophrenic fascists they were!
“Apostles” is a sensitive intellectualized exploration by young men and their master about the quintessential nature of what dying is. Through mutual bonding exercises each of the 12 young male apostles realises what death is. The dialogue is heavily laced with Greek philosophy and myth imparting a deeply personal view of death. The dark photography emphasises the murky and philosophically clouded topic of death.
“Apostles” is a deeply disturbing and relevant study of the manipulation of youth by a charismatic leader that draws in the young, confused minds with sinister and self destructive poison and is but an attempt to explain the Jim Jones Guyana Jungle tragedy where individual thought is hijacked by an evil charismatic leader. This film is not a study on the philosophy of death but is death itself.
“Apostles” is a LGBTQ farcical romp full of pubic hair and butts. It is a spoof on philosophy where young men fornicate, grunt and groan then after realising the venerable master is simply filming them for a porno-snuff movie they get the hell out quick before they are snuffed. You can sense a “Life of Brian “ ending.
“Apostles” is available on DVD and VOD on December 13.
You can watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnaVnkKoUA