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|Nov 16th, 2006 01:55 PM|
George A romero's movies are all social commentary. that's why there's flesh eatting monsters roaming about that nobody will kill because they remind them of their family or something. his first movie was supposed to be a critique of the vietnam era, or so I've heard. I think it's supposed to be showing the social weaknesses of capitalism/america.
illadmit it's hard to see those kinds of things in movies, though.
|Nov 13th, 2006 12:09 PM|
|Nov 13th, 2006 01:33 AM|
|Nov 12th, 2006 07:07 PM|
On the other hand the characters in "hostel" were annoying so I guess I was glad to see some of them get killed. I was disappointed the guy got away, the movie wouldn't have been as bad if he didn't. Since he was the only one left surviving, I predicted that he would get away. And in reality, he wouldn't have gotten away. Once you're in, there's just no way out.
|Nov 12th, 2006 05:16 PM|
|Ninjavenom||Eh, it was okay. I kind of hate it but kind of love it. Some of the traps were fucking great (ribsplitter, hogsplatter) and some were lame (obligatory shotgun to the head/face which is characteristically not destructive) but i hated every character except Jigsaw and the little girl :-/. Also, the electric saw could have been WAY better. I was actually really mad that he didn't run the fucker through with the saw with a sickening spray of blood and guts. That was a major letdown. Plot was boring and predictable, and i thought the music/sound effects were actually pretty obtrusive and annoying, and there were quite a few cheap scares. This one didn't have the same atmosphere that the first one did and the second one (kind of) had, in that it was more about Amanda + Jigsaw then it was about the people whose lives were in danger.|
|Nov 10th, 2006 03:05 PM|
|kahljorn||yea but that was destined by the forest|
|Nov 10th, 2006 03:00 PM|
|noob3||kind of like how that shitty star wars movie soda can robot just met up with tat skywalker kid & it just so happened to be the son of his robot friend's maker (best friend) or somthing before the death star exploded|
|Nov 10th, 2006 02:53 PM|
a little bit of both. I didn't really like the movie but after i saw it my first comment on it was that it was a revenge flick. But i thought that was kind of lame because it makes it seem like you can have a horribly shitty movie but as long as you end it with the main character killing everyone who made him mad in the movie the movie will be fine. I don't know, it's just obvious drama/direction (not obvious as in I knew it would happen but obvious as in the type of response it's supposed to get).
Plus I mean come on the guy is driving away from the horrible place and CONVENIENTLY out of ALL THE PLACES in the world that guy could be he was buying an icecream cone on a street the main character just happened to be driving down. Too convenient of a plot twist I mean sure maybe he was in town getting his money or something but still...
i didn't really know it was a bandwagon most of the people I know liked it
|Nov 10th, 2006 11:34 AM|
|noob3||are your agreeing with me or jumping on the i hate hostel bandwagon[/i]|
|Nov 10th, 2006 03:00 AM|
"it's not even a horror movie as a really great revenge flick. "
That's exactlywhat i thought of this movie. First itwas coolguyspartying with pornography for like an hour with some "historical" traveling and then onto a relatively stupid unscary movie and then some dumb goreforlike five minutes and they don'teven show them cutting the toe off and finally (conveniently) in thelast five minutes of the movie everybody who made the main character mad was killed in a series of luck and revenge.
|Nov 10th, 2006 01:08 AM|
|Fathom Zero||I think people like that are crazy.|
|Nov 10th, 2006 12:49 AM|
|zeldasbiggestfan||Theres one part in this movie that made the girl 2 rows ahead of me and my girl toss her cookies and thats when the cop beats the shit out of his foot with the top of the toliet and rips it off. I thought it was funny as fuck and my gal was scared shitless. Classic. But other than that it wasnt too grand.|
|Nov 10th, 2006 12:01 AM|
The last great horror movie I saw was Slither. Now it's on DVD.
But the last movie that scared me shitless was The Mothman Prophecies. That tall thing with the eyes scared the Hell out of me because it reminded me of something my best friend's dad said he saw when he was a kid.
|Nov 9th, 2006 09:49 AM|
|noob3||don't believe it, i got into saw III for free and was sad that i wasted my 90 minutes in the theatre! that's how awful it was. if you thought II sucked, saw III will be like watching dogs having sex|
|Nov 8th, 2006 08:59 PM|
|Nov 8th, 2006 08:57 PM|
|Grislygus||Sure, it's worth a rental. It's trash, but it'll give you your gore fix.|
|Nov 8th, 2006 08:53 PM|
No, please explain it again, this time with more condescension.
Regardless of the debate on Romero's social commentaries, is Saw III worth five bucks for the rental fee, or not?
|Nov 8th, 2006 06:54 PM|
If he was white, he still would've gotten the part.
|Nov 8th, 2006 03:23 PM|
|Grislygus||Horror games in general will usually be more intense than movies, seeing as how you are directly interacting with the protagonist's well being.|
|Nov 8th, 2006 01:42 PM|
|Girl Drink Drunk||I would definately agree that the violence in the Saw movies are over the top. However, I also I think that the situations that the protagonists, and just the thought of knowing that they have to do something horrible to stay alive. That's what makes the movie so tense. Anyways on violence and horror, blablablah, I think that there should be a good balance between gore and atmosphere (and possibly a good script. I mean, you gotta have the gruesome scene in a movie that makes your stomach (like when Kevin Bacon got that arrow driven through his throat in Friday the 13th. Shut up), and at the same time have a tense mood (and possibly ambient music like in the Silent Hill games). I would like to see a movie that is both scary by using violence and elements of atmosphere, and can still be taken seriously. Also, I actually think that the original Texas Massacre is a tad overrated, because really, it didnt scare THAT much. I mean, there were some moments that made me cring, but COME ON, with a name with the words "chainsaw" and "massacre", I expected a few gruesome chainsaw related-killings (which turned out to be one, which WASNT disturbing at all). And come on, how was I supposed to take that seen in the car seriously where that creepy dad keeps saying "YOU'LL BE OKAY" and keeps poking the girl with a broom. There was random violence in the movie (which was pathetic at best) like when Leatherface just gets knocked down by a hammer and saws part-way through his leg. What was the point of that whole part?. Well, thats enough of my rant, and if I want horror, Ill just settle for the Silent Hill games, because they are actually a lot scarier than most horror movies I've watched.|
|Nov 8th, 2006 10:59 AM|
If I want to see mindless violence and cheap thrills, I'll watch one of the Howling sequels. (While we're on the topic of Howling sequels, good lord, avoid "New Moon Rising".)
A film doesn't need nonstop shock and trash to be entertaining. My reference to The Haunting as "boring" was heavily sarcastic.
|Nov 8th, 2006 04:40 AM|
|noob3||I just can't see how anyone could not find Hostel entertaining. I'm not sure what you look for in a movie, but I sure don't like to be bored. If you like boring movies, that's fine I suppose. Forgive me for enjoying my movies!|
|Nov 7th, 2006 07:52 PM|
|Grislygus||I don't understand you anymore.|
|Nov 7th, 2006 07:25 PM|
|Sethomas||Calling out a puerile, vacuous spade for being a puerile, vacuous spade makes one a pussy. I just love internet arguments.|
|Nov 7th, 2006 01:37 PM|
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