If you remember ThanksKilling and now see that ThanksKilling 3 is out, you might think that you’ve missed something. You haven’t, and the fate of the never-released (and never made) ThanksKilling 2 figures into the plot, such as it is, of Thankskilling 3.
If you care to follow the film's storyline, it goes something like this: ThanksKlling 2 was deemed the “worst movie ever made,” so the manufacturer destroyed all copies before it went into circulation. The catch is that one DVD copy survived, and it has the power to control the mind of anyone who watches it. So vengeful and murderous Turkie (a puppet) hatches a plot to find the video, broadcast it directly to every TV, tablet and phone on the planet and therefore take over the world.
The thing with this movie, though, is that you really don’t need to try and follow the convoluted plot. The presentation is a mix of live action, puppetry and animation done up in bright colors verging on the psychedelic and full of bad language, puns and gross-out jokes; take it seriously, and you won’t get through the first 10 minutes.
However, if you watch with an open mind or indulge in a little (make that a lot) Thanksgiving cheer before your viewing, you just might find it a bigger treat than a slice of pumpkin pie with cream on top.