jacko | 9th February 2017 11:39
Continuing on my tour of Karl's films, I find myself watching a film made more than three years after I started my journey.
I have just been watching an interesting video about male earrings and studs. I was prompted to do so when I noticed Karl wearing ear enhancements in bed during the filming of this move. In fact he has worn such jewellery in the past two films as well. Other than that I noticed that they haven't featured since two of his early films when an 18-year old. I don't know if there is an significance in the fact that they don't appear in any movies that follow this one.
This movie commences with Karl "asleep" in bed, a familiar scene to viewers of "Broken Curfew" and a similarly welcoming introduction to his family home; no dog in sight this time. Dad opens the door without knocking (a hint that trouble is brewing) nevertheless sharing a pleasant conversation. (He has an ulterior motive; beware young Karl!)
Incidentally, Karl's PJ's appear identical to Liam's when he had a bedtime spanking. This film however is not a duplicate of Liam's movie. It has a more original, innovative storyline which unlike Liam's scenario provides plenty of scope for Karl's acting skills. A good example would be the moment when he has to admit that he has lied.
It is unfortunate that more was not made of Karl having to walk the dog in his PJ's. It was a punishment in itself and a creative twist in the storyline. However, it was allowed to pass without further development. What an enormous impact it would have made to this film if a few seconds of outside footage of Karl walking Daisy had been included. Outdoor footage has been used before in an SLS spanking movie to good effect. Failing that, a discussion of Karl's humiliation on return would also have been an impactful inclusion.
What follows is a typical Karl - Dad interaction including lots of dialogue and an appropriate spanking. I find it quite amusing that even while Karl is enduring a hard spanking he will still make a cheeky comment that results in a harder or extended spanking. He did it again in this movie:
Dad: You're too old to be telling lies. You're too old to be getting away with it.
Karl: I'm too old for this.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if does it in all his movies that involve interactive dialogue.
I agree with welshboy about Karl's eyes and face. I quite often watch Karl's movies with the sound turned off, focussing on only his facial expressions. Try it! You will be amazed at the waves of emotion and expression that wash across Karl's face. Of course, Art has assisted us in this exercise by showing Karl's face whenever possible. Thank you, Art!
I can appreciate uchikimatsu's comment about Karl looking into the camera. I can recollect him doing this in ALL his movies. In really harsh punishment scenarios it gives the impression that he is pleading to the viewer for rescue. Perhaps it is something that Dave could talk to him about because it might peeve some viewers. Personally, the more Karl looks at me, the more I like it.
This was an original storyline with enormous potential and for the most part the movie developed the theme in an entertaining and memorable manner. However, although it reached meritorious heights, it could have been a world-beater if just a little more attention had been given to that walk with the dog.
Thank you Karl, Dave and Art. A very entertaining movie.