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Grabbers - Knight in Shining Armor by humon Grabbers - Knight in Shining Armor by humon

This frikkin movie. Excuse the rant.
I'd put it in the same category as Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End. It has much the same type of humor, a little bit of gore, and even involves a pub and monsters in a seemingly peaceful place.
Like those movies Grabbers isn't perfect, but is exactly the type of movie I like.

And it has this wonderful couple, Lisa and O'Shea.

The drawing is inspired by the line "I'm your knight in shining armor" spoken by a drunk Lisa, and she proves herself right when she later saves O'Shea's life more than once. It's no wonder O'Shea clings onto her arm in a desperate plea for help when the monster grabs him (again).

I just really like how this couple is written. O'Shea is a tough guy who can usually take care of himself, but when he can't, he doesn't mind being saved by his "knightress".

Also bonus: The movie of course has a tentacle sex joke (just verbal, nothing visual) and even that is directed at O'Shea.

So if you'd like to see a monster movie where, just this once, the woman is not a damsel in distress or a macho killing machine, yet saves both herself and her man who lovers her for it, give Grabbers  try.

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Bahaha, yes! I loved this movie :D My fiance and I have discussed how it's a shame that often women are portrayed in movies as being either untouchably frail or untouchably badass and that most movies never allow them to be the butt of any jokes. When we watched this one it was a breath of fresh air! So funny, a good time, and with a really cool monster to boot! Of course I DO happen to be a horror fan, but it's nice to see someone else singing the praise of this little gem ^.^
Just watched the trailer for this. It looks great.
catchaotica Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I added this to my netflix watch list thanks to you. Sounds interesting. :D
Grigori77 Jan 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this movie, it was very much in the classic Tremors tradition and I too totally go for that. :D  Drunk Lisa is one of the best bits, definitely, and Richard Coyle (who plays O'Shea) has been one of my fave comedic actors for years.  You have taste, my friend. ;)
paranoidalchemist Jan 18, 2014   General Artist
Saw the movie not too long ago and thought it was fantastic, Lisa's non-damsel-in-distress-ness being one reason. The creatures were really well done, too.
I had watched grabbers before this and seeing fan art by you for it has made my day! The grabbers were so adorable and there is nothing better than watching drunk irishmen try to light a water gun flame thrower XD

Thank you!!!!
I've also now watched this movie three times, twice I got ridiculously drunk whilst watching it. Turns out if you take a shot everytime someone says 'feck' or dies is asking for it. Still thanks so much for the recommendation! XD
Just wanted to come back and say thanks for recommending this movie. I've seen it twice now since you posted this piece (which I love), and it feels like I'm itching to watch it about a hundred more times in half as many days. And I agree, Lisa and O'Shea really are wonderful. With a dynamic like theirs, I'd watch them go grocery shopping, never mind saving the world. Or the island. Whichever.
KittyGirCat Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I very much like this picture. I want to see the movie now.
skrlt Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha will have to look it up
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