Thursday, 3 January 2013

Grabbers: Well, it grabbed me … !


OK … 

It’s early January, 2013.

You can tell that from the date I’ve posted, can’t you … ?

And frankly … ?

Frankly, I have to admit to spending some of my Christmas loot: or iTunes card, at any rate.

If you’d not already worked out — from the poster — that I’ve spent some of it on the 2012 film, Grabbers, then I’ll have to be blunt, won’t I … ?

I rented Grabbers.

Hmmm … 

I think I’m going to hit the sack, and finish this, tomorrow.

I’m starting to wander … !



Yes … I think I can say I feel a little better for that.

At least, better enough that I managed to spot the obvious typing errors.

And take a deep breathe, so I can tell you about … Grabbers

Set on an obscure island off the west coast of Ireland*, Grabbers sees Richard Coyle as Garda Ciarán O’Shea: an Irish policeman who’s got a taste for a pint or two.

And one who’s joined at his small — and very rural — station by Garda Lisa Nolan (Ruth Bradley) an up-and-coming young officer who’s not only teetotal, but seriously prim and proper.

The odd-couple officers are forced to start working together when one of the locals finds what he dubs a grabber, and takes it along to a local scientist, played by Russell Tovey.

A scientist who’s ALREADY trying to work out what’s happening to the pilot whales that are washing up on the local beaches.

As it turns out … ?

The creatures that did that to the whales are — quite literally — after blood.

And … 

Well … 

It turns out that’s actually a good excuse for a beer … 


Now … ?

Was Grabbers any good … ?

Well, I thought so.

Granted, Grabbers isn’t going to grab any awards in the ‘Big Budget’ category.

But it is a very entertaining little romp of a film.

A romp … 

With a big heart, better tentacle … 

And a shed-load of old fashioned Irish hospitality.

We might want to have a word with the locals about that … 

*        Almost … !

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