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Old 13-10-2012, 21:44
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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).
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Old 13-10-2012, 22:00
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Great idea poorly executed. Might watch it again, see if I can appreciate it more. I avoided watching the trailers because everyone was raving about it, seemed a bit silly and confusing at the start.
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Old 13-10-2012, 22:28
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Great idea poorly executed. Might watch it again, see if I can appreciate it more. I avoided watching the trailers because everyone was raving about it, seemed a bit silly and confusing at the start.
See I disagree, thought the start was very clever in the kind of way Scream was with the satire about the genre. I thought there was 10mins when they got out of the lift where it went silly which somewhat ruined it for me me before it brought it back together for the ending
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Old 13-10-2012, 22:28
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Excellent film!
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Old 13-10-2012, 22:31
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it was different ! lol
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Old 13-10-2012, 22:38
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Really wasn't sure about this flick to start with but ended up really enjoying it...
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Old 13-10-2012, 23:25
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I thought that the fact they showed the underground bunker and it's workings from the start was inspired. I knew a little about this film and thought that the reveal would be half way through. That they kicked off with it, and were so brazen took me by surprise.

crackin movie.. i hope there's a sequel or some other kind of follow up to expand it's universe.
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Old 13-10-2012, 23:42
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I thought it was crap, started ok then became a train wreck.
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Old 13-10-2012, 23:47
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I thought it was crap, started ok then became a train wreck.
Bit strong, are you a fan of horrors? There's loads of lttle winks to other films throughout. T
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Old 13-10-2012, 23:51
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Bit strong, are you a fan of horrors? There's loads of lttle winks to other films throughout. T
Yeah I love horror films hence my comment, I just found it too lightweight, cheesy and stupid, there was very little frightning in it, maybe I am just hard to please
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Old 13-10-2012, 23:58
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Yep, watched it for the first time today!!! Wow, loved it very much. Kind of originally avoided it at the cinema for same reasons as yourself, though I had heard it was Different and very good.
Got tempted to buy the DVD, as heard continuously by many that I should watch it. I had worried it was so overhyped to me, that I would be disappointed.
And nope!! I was not dissappponted!! It was just faboulous. Me and my pal where absolutely in stitches at that
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and had to rewind it to that point again as it was hilarious!!!
Part of it reminded me of 13 Ghosts. Which was a different kind of horror film as well.
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Old 14-10-2012, 00:21
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have to say this genre aint necessarily my thing, but immensely was enjoyable. Final scenes were awesome! - spoilers!
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Old 14-10-2012, 00:49
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GREAT film. I watched the last 20 minutes or so completely open-mouthed. Fantastic.
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Old 14-10-2012, 00:53
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Loved it! Something different and had its' funny moments.
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:27
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I'm a HUGE horror film fan but seriously? This film is beyond shocking! When I realised what direction it was going in I tried to watch it tongue in cheek but it was still really poor!!! Even the bit where 'you know who' pops up in the end couldn't save it - as someone already said it was a great idea just poorly executed. One of the worst films I have EVER seen
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:41
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.. I tried to watch it tongue in cheek ..
I absolutely mean no disrespect here, but I had to smile at this statement as I had an image in my head of you sort of shifting in your seat to adopt a different sitting position so that you became 'tongue in cheek'

anyway, i think it's a very marmite film. A mate of mine watched it and hated it because he completely didn't get it - he thought the stuff in the cabin was the actual point of the film. Me, I absolutely loved it - probably even edges "Looper" as my film of the year (although not by much..).
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Old 14-10-2012, 01:50
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I don't know how to describe myself lol! But at first I was watching it with the view that it was a horror, then when it all went silly I tried to watch it as if it were a comedy but I just couldn't get my head around it!
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Old 14-10-2012, 07:52
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Yeah I love horror films hence my comment, I just found it too lightweight, cheesy and stupid, there was very little frightning in it, maybe I am just hard to please
It was never a horror film though, the problem (for people like yourself) was it had to be marketed as one because anything else would have spoilt the surprise!

Everyone I've seen or heard who didn't like TCITW seem to have been people expecting a scary movie, when actually they were getting a (sort of) sci-fi/comedy/fantasy.

I flipping loved it, but then I find the horror genre mostly ridiculous so it suited me down to the ground.
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Old 14-10-2012, 08:49
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Everyone I've seen or heard who didn't like TCITW seem to have been people expecting a scary movie, when actually they were getting a (sort of) sci-fi/comedy/fantasy.
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.
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Old 14-10-2012, 15:54
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See I disagree, thought the start was very clever in the kind of way Scream was with the satire about the genre. I thought there was 10mins when they got out of the lift where it went silly which somewhat ruined it for me me before it brought it back together for the ending
The thing that confused me at the start was the shield around the facility, that made me think it was some kind of virtual reality type scenario. I thought the monsters were robots and couldn't figure out why there was blood when they killed them.

As a huge Buffy fan I can see all the good things Whedon does in the film, but my train of thought was derailed and when I finally realised I thought what a waste of an opportunity.
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Old 14-10-2012, 16:04
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I'd have liked to see alternate versions with different monsters but, that would have been expensive. I liked the overall concept, it did seem to go silly near the end though.
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Old 14-10-2012, 17:35
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Loved it. Witty, clever and creepy.
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Old 14-10-2012, 18:53
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Far too smug and up its own arse while not being half as clever as it thought it was.
This x 2

Letting the audience in on the situation right from the start pretty much killed it flat. It may have worked better with the audience's viewpoint level with the just the cabin-dwellers - so the oddness builds and we at least have some sense of mystery, but no, they had to try and flatter us into thinking we're in on something clever.

And clever is not how anyone could describe its sub-Outer Limits 'Food of the Gods' denourement either. Absolute pish.
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Old 14-10-2012, 19:19
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I enjoyed it.

First time I've seen a cenobite in a semi-decent movie in 25 years!
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Old 15-10-2012, 09:17
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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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