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Old 15-10-2012, 10:20
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Oh, and when NIN's Last was heard at the end, I had a happy wee
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Old 20-10-2012, 11:16
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Dreadful film full of plot holes so that in the end it didnt really make much sense and was really just a parody.. which was not how it was marketed.

Shame, i expected much more from all involved.
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:15
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Having watched this with a group of friends last night I was expecting either a loved it or hated it response on here. And that seems to be the case.

Me, I absolutely loved it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:58
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I enjoyed this movie and thought it was good fun and was a refreshing change. Can someone explain the following to me though..
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I assumed it was about ensuring events went the required way.
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Old 03-11-2012, 20:06
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I loved it too. I'm not usually a fan of the horror genre but I adore everything that Joss Whedon has ever done.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:28
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Excellent film. Not really a Horror, more a Teen-Thriller.

Joss Whedon perfectly balances Thrills with Comedy and a Cheeky wink! Great!
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Old 04-11-2012, 00:44
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The shameless rip off of the evil dead was very cheeky I thought
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:16
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really liked it. thot it had some originality in an over saturated genre.
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Old 04-11-2012, 22:17
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I loved this movie. I found it quite tongue in cheek, not taking itself too seriously and for once in a horror film, I was kinda rooting for people NOT to get murdered. The scene with the motorbike was hilarious, the merman was genius as well. Absolutely brilliant, though I can completely understand why it might not be to everyone's taste.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:17
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After what seemed a lifetime, I finally got to see it and loved it

Someone mentioned about sequences which reminded them of 13 Ghosts I agree - I loved 13 Ghosts so that made no difference to me

I did think it was gonna be cheesy when I saw the high guy lmao. Also I'm quite surprised that he made it to the end. I'd have thought the girl and the 'scholar' guy would be the last two standing

Also good to see Sigourney Weaver popping up
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:31
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Count me as someone who got it, knew what to expect going in (to a degree) and just found it to be poorly done. Far too smug and up its own arse while not being half as clever as it thought it was.
It's funny how people can perceive the same thing in totally opposites manners. I thought it was a film that didn't take itself seriously at all, I didn't see any pretense here. It's not like they tried to hide anything of the plot, it was just all revealed pretty much up front.
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Old 30-11-2012, 23:41
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Excellent film. Not really a Horror, more a Teen-Thriller.

Joss Whedon perfectly balances Thrills with Comedy and a Cheeky wink! Great!
To me it was Joss Whedon at his best. The humour and cheekiness, the many monsters, gunky stuff, the evil below,etc etc. All the stuff he did so well in Buffy and Angel. I think showing us the men in suits at the beginning, made it so much more interesting and made me feel it wasn't going to be your run of the meal, group of people killed off one by one while staying in a shack type thing! Which was what I originally thought it would be.

I loved it, I agree, excellent film.
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Old 01-12-2012, 00:22
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Thought Avengers sucked and Cabin in the woods was one of the best films we got in 2012.
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Old 01-12-2012, 17:41
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To me it was Joss Whedon at his best. The humour and cheekiness, the many monsters, gunky stuff, the evil below,etc etc. All the stuff he did so well in Buffy and Angel. I think showing us the men in suits at the beginning, made it so much more interesting and made me feel it wasn't going to be your run of the meal, group of people killed off one by one while staying in a shack type thing! Which was what I originally thought it would be.

I loved it, I agree, excellent film.
I actually thought I had put on the wrong movie when I saw the beginning. I pretty much went in blind, so I had exactly no idea what was gonna happen, but I was pleasantly surprised how different it turned out to be!
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Old 16-12-2012, 19:04
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I switched it off after about ten minutes. Maybe i'll have another go.
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Old 16-12-2012, 19:14
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It totally baffled me at the beginning, especially as it became evident that it wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but once it did become apparent what it was about, I loved it.

I shall certainly be buying the DVD when it's under a fiver!!!
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Old 16-12-2012, 19:42
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It has no pretenses, it's not up its own arse, and as another poster has said, it puts its cards on the table within minutes.

I've found that the people who didn't like it, didn't get it. They all said it wasn't scary or that they didn't like the 'predictable' characters, etc.

Which is just not what the movie is about at all!
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Old 16-12-2012, 22:47
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This film was terrible IMO. The characters were extremely annoying and the story was awful, just terrible. I was intrigued at first and liked the game show idea but once it became supernatural it descended into a garbled mess, I mean come on, a game show created so sacrifices can be made to giant gods! It was a real cheap American teen horror trash with no charm even. After watching mothman prophecies this is about as scary as sponge bob.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:07
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I've found that the people who didn't like it, didn't get it.
Weak and lazy argument.
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:22
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Watched this last night, wish I'd have gone to watch it at the cinema.

When trailers for the show came around I figured "another cheesy horror flick". Such the reason I turned down an invitation to watch it at the cinema with a group of colleagues from work, horror films (at least the traditional kind) aren't really my scene.

Anyway, like I said, I watched this the other night and damn I was impressed. Completely different to what I was expecting, nothing like the film I thought it was going to be. Started off as one thing, ended as something else.

Anyone else seen this? What did you think? Shame they can't really follow up with a sequel, the events at the end would make for something... creative (from a writing point of view).
I was really looking forward to it but when I watched it I felt let down. What an over-rated film. I've enjoyed 1970's silly slasher horror flicks more than this!
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:48
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I enjoyed the film. It's different to other horror movies I've watched.

The overall nods as to what makes a typical horror film, well, a horror film such as how the characters are influenced to behave like stereotypical horror characters, the warning by the hillbilly at the beginning, the typical setting and decisions the characters make are what really make the film.

It's a horror film, but I don't view it as seeking out to scare its audience. Instead, it pokes at the various conventions of horror films with subtle references to other horror movies at the same time.
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:37
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Weak and lazy argument.
Not really when the following post backed it up perfectly!
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Old 17-12-2012, 16:45
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That poster didn't demonstrate that they "didn't get it". And even if they had, it doesn't apply to everyone who disliked the film.
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Old 17-12-2012, 18:03
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LOVE this film. See where it entered on my top 10 films of 2012 list right here http://becarefulyourhand.blogspot.co...-films-of.html
Good list thanks (apart from Prometheus...)
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Old 17-12-2012, 19:08
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Weak and lazy argument.
Actually, your response is the only weak and lazy part. I've asked a lot of people about this movie, and while I don't claim omniscience, it certainly seems if people go into the movie expecting a slasher horror movie and they don't see past that, they are ultimately disappointed. It's almost as though they don't make any relation between the teen revelers and the controllers in the complex.

But the movie is far more complex than that, and if they don't get that, then the movie is going to disappoint them.

Of course, for many, if they don't 'get' the movie, then it's the movie's fault entirely. But a lot of people don't expect such a layered story so its subtleties goes over their heads.
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