Yoga Hosers (2016) (RR)

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Starring: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Justin Long, and more.

Requested Review from Dylan Thomas!

The Intro:
Coming at you is a requested review from my good friend, Dylan. Here we have my review of director Kevin Smith’s most recent film to date ‘Yoga Hosers’. If you have not heard of Kevin Smith, he is the man behind classic films like ‘Clerks’ and ‘Chasing Amy’. Recently, however, he has faced harsh criticism with his most recent films. So how does his newest film fare against the public or, does he even care? Let us get into it.

IMDB Summary:
“Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.”

The Oberrating:
After viewing this film, to expand on my previous comment of “does Kevin Smith even care?”, it truly seems like Kevin Smith is throwing hands with the critics and he is going to continue to make what he wants, whether it is necessarily “good or bad” in the eyes of the public. His dialogue in this film, specifically delivered by Ralph Garman playing villain Andonicus Arcane, refers to “critics of art” saying terrible things about his work. Which can be seen as a parallel to how critics have received Smith’s most recent films… Sorry Kevin, I am mostly going to agree with them on this. ‘Yoga Hosers’ was not entirely a horrible film but it was no where near a good one. Kudos to Kevin’s slam at critics though.

‘Yoga Hosers’ had plenty going well for it like its pop-culture references and the ever-standard crude humor. Early on in the film, it seemed to be on the right track to be a cult-classic stud but that steam would quickly run out as the introduction of the Bratzis came to fruition, and that only took about ten minutes or so. I like to think I have a good tolerance for ridiculousness but ‘Yoga Hosers’ became a bit too much with its concepts and especially effects. Low budget or not, I can only handle so much cringe-worthy moments and be able find myself entertained.

However, I can not say ‘Yoga Hosers’ is a complete abomination and I have not hinted at that in the least bit. Again, Kevin Smith will always have hidden innuendos to his films and I always have found an appreciation of this. Also, I think Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith (Playing the leads Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie) were quite charismatic and engaging in their roles. If anything, this film was a presentation of their talents no matter the platform they were given. I hope to see the two young ladies excel in Hollywood in the nearby future. Lastly, as most would know, Kevin Smith has a trademark style of delivering his comedy. I found it hit-and-miss for me but I can not deny that he made me laugh out loud a couple of times throughout my viewing of the film.

The Wrap-Up
If you are aware of the kind of film Kevin Smith creates, you can anticipate what you will be getting into. If this is a Netflix interest and you are bored and are going into this completely blind; you better have some tolerance for oddities because this film is filled with it. So all in all, I personally can not call ‘Yoga Hosers’ a failure because it has some good elements working for it, but I can not call it an entertaining piece of film. Too many strange and off-the-wall concepts for my taste.

Rating: 1.5/5


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