Swiss Army Man was a really good film; in fact, it is probably one of the best independent films I have seen in a while. Swiss Army Man is about a man named Hank who is stranded on a small island. Hank sees a dead body that washed to shore and befriends it. Together they go on a surreal journey to get home. It may sound weird, and you may ask yourself how this could be a good movie; well this is why. The two main characters are Paul Dano, who is known for being in Little Miss Sunshine and There will be Blood, and Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the dead body. Daniel Radcliffe is my favorite young actor who is known for being in a popular series Harry Potter. Swiss Army Man has its cheesy moments, but this film has a powerful meaning and that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed it so much. It has a unique understanding about life and love, and after watching it I wanted to go out and do something adventurous. The directors, Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan, are new faces to Hollywood; they have only worked on short films and a little bit of everything else. What I like about this is that they created something different from other movies, and I can’t wait to see if they will ever work on another project together.
What I think makes a good movie is the soundtrack and the cinematography, and this movie does a really good job with both of these elements. I enjoyed the cinematography a lot. There are a few scenes with slow motion. In many films, slow motion scenes can look dumb and unnecessary, but in Swiss Army Man, the slow motion scenes look perfect with the original soundtrack which I loved a lot. The soundtrack is not instrumental; it is done by Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe themselves. I enjoyed it so much that I started listening to it whenever I want to listen to music.
Swiss Army Man is a perfect movie to watch if you enjoy independent films with adventure, comedy, drama, and fantasy. Also if you are a big fan of Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe, you should definitely check this movie out. I rate this movie a 9/10 because I feel like they could have had a better ending; other than that, it was a beautiful movie.