One of Kevin Smith‘s recent slew of bizarre projects, Yoga Hosers is the second in Smith’s True North horror comedy trilogy. It appears betweern 2014’s Tusk and the bluntly titled Moose Jaws, which is due to begin shooting in the summer time of this year. The movie has already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival of January 2016 and now has an official release date for broader distribution, as the debut piece of new production company Invincible Pictures.
Yoga Hosers: When Colleens Collide, a tie-in comic book, was exclusively released at Sundance, giving the new movie a little backstory. It explores how the two protagonists met, offering readers a chance to get to know more about the girls’ friendship.
The movie follows Colleen McKenzie and Colleen Collette, two fifteen-year-old girls, who work together and hang out at school as they are drawn by the mysterious Guy Lapointe into a battle against a threat that promises to shake Canada to its very core.
In so much facial latex that you lose his face beneath the warts and extra chins, it stars Johnny Depp as the French-Canadian Lapointe, featuring one of his now characteristic weird accents. The two Colleens are protrayed by Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith – yes, the daughters of Johnny and Kevin.
The three of them band together, when the Colleens realise that it could prevent them attending their first ever senior party, to take on an army of tiny Nazis made of German sausage set on destroying Canada.
It is exactly as ridiculous as it sounds.
Smith himself describes it as “the weirdest, least appropriate kids’ movie ever made”. It is rated PG-13″ because, he expains, “it’s the movie I most wanted to see back when I was a 12-year-old girl”.
It even boasts a Stan Lee cameo, the first in a Kevin Smith movie since 1995.
Since the premiere, reviews have varied wildly. Some people have struggled to comprehend just how absurd Smith gets in places. Others, though, have found the story of the girls’ friendship to be one that is genuinely moving.