You couldn't make this up if you tried: the premise of Daniel Radcliffe's latest movie Swiss Army Man is essentially one long fart joke and the Internet has, quite literally, lost its shit.
Swiss Army Man is Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's first feature-length and while the logline had certainly piqued interest at Sundance Film Festival, they now have everyones full, and confused, attention.
'A depressed young man befriends a corpse he find on a deserted island,' was the interesting enough description, however in reality it would've been more aptly summarized as 'Paul Dano Rides Daniel Radcliffe’s Corpse As A Fart-Fueled Jet Ski With A Boner.' Or something.
Dubbed a 'triumph of absurdity', 'a bizarre masterpiece' and a 'profound gas,' the fart drama is a tale of a lost man (Paul Dano) who befriends a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) riddled with exploding gas. He then uses his lifeless body and toot-power to steam them back to civilization. And, that's just the beginning of the weirdness.
The taboo of breaking wind is the main metaphor in this unexpectedly insane movie, and as you can expect has totally divided the crowd, with reactions varying from dismayed admiration to straight up WTF's. Like so:
One thing is for sure though, it's certainly left an impression.
Funnily enough, this isn't the first time this month Radcliffe and the topic of farting have come up in the same story. When the great British actor Alan Rickman sadly passed away, we were reminded of the hilarious prank he and Michael Gambon played on the young wizard on the set of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Maybe fart related dramas will become a common theme throughout Radcliffe's career. Thoughts?