Mad Heidi (2023) Film Review


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Despite Crazy Heidi It’s a film with such an attitude that you realize from the first minute that it’s not for everyone, there’s something magnetic about it. He has so much personality that it’s hard to dismiss him just because he’s supposed to be cheesy and goofy. You think about stopping for a minute, but it quickly grabs you with the same silliness and original sense of humor and you stay until the end. Let me guarantee that you have never seen a movie like this.

It reminds me of titles such as Psycho Goreman and Turbo Kid, Crazy Heidi absurd in its origin and starting point. Please wait; be patient. It tells the story of the classic children’s book Heidi, but this time with more cheese, bodybuilders and gore. Heidi is a kick-ass mix of kung-fu masters, action icons and exploitative heroes. She leads the story as a girl who decides to stand up against a tyrant whose only intention is to establish a dictatorship through dairy products. Yes, it’s absurd and we like it that way.

Crazy Heidi it has everything. From funny characters to creepy ones. From cheesy special effects to great gore. And all of this was captured in a land of wonderful landscapes (or at least a recreation of them) with enchanting cinematography. When it starts, it declares itself to be a Swissploitation movie, and if you think that’s not possible, think again. Directors Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein achieve the impossible. I’m not talking about an absurd and meaningless product. I thought of a fascinating film that excites the viewer in mysterious, unusual ways. In my case, I think Alice Lucy a great lead that gives it his all in a film that doesn’t necessarily require it.

The disrespectful Crazy Heidi a good example of an unadulterated film that works better without the intervention of a rulemaking body. Some people probably disparage it for its spirit, but that’s what makes the film interesting. This is a funny movie where the jokes are essential and not just products of the moment or the scene. Both directors control everything, because they have to. Even the most famous face in the film, Casper Van Dien (who plays the monstrous dictator) is always under the control of a duo who know exactly where the boundaries are and when to stop the natural course of a good idea.

Today, grindhouse cinema seems far-fetched, but the movies like it Crazy Heidi put it on the table as a great concept for a limited niche tired of old franchises delivered by big studios. Sometimes they have the power to take control and achieve crowdfunding. Ninja nuns and mutant soldiers and melted cheese as torture devices were probably never part of the initial formula, but risk is part of everything. Directors Hartmann and Klopfstein went ahead and did their best with an idea that couldn’t be presented easily.

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