Cane toads are a lot like my ex girlfriends, so naturally I feel justified wearing this name tag (*points to sticker on chest: Hello my name is TOAD EXPERT*). But really, the similarities are uncanny: they both leave slimy residue behind, neither can seem to keep a steady job or drive a vehicle safely and, oh yeah I almost forgot, they’re f–king poisonous, too.
Unveiling what would be only the second 3-D title to ever play at Sundance, Tuesday night, director Mark Lewis eagerly introduced his cane toad documentary Cane Toads: The Conquest. Again, for all of our readers in the “unaffected by toads” category, let me repeat: IT’S A F–KING 3-D MOVIE ABOUT TOADS!
The irreverent docu is a follow-up to Lewis’ 1988 “Cane Toads: An Unnatural History,” about the introduction of the poisonous animals to Australia and the ravages wrought by the pesky amphibians. “Conquest” explores the toads’ migration and further destruction in the years since.
Tuesday night’s premiere was attended by curious buyers, including Harvey Weinstein and his staff from the Weinstein Co. “Conquest” drew a raucous reaction from the packed room. [Variety]