Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by Rywill, Apr 14, 2012.
I feel like you didn't see the same version of his movie as did I.
That seems to be going around lately.
I just watched this again with my wfie who hadn't seen it before. She was full of questions "what just happend to that bird?", "What kind of study is this?", "Where is that blood going" and I just kept repeating "just keep watching, you'll find out" instead of answering them. She jumped quite a bit and was hiding under the covers on a few scenes (Make out with the Moose). She did like it!
I did have a gnawing question after this rew-watching however:
That, sir, was a snarling wolf.
madkevin - that interpretation makes sense.
As I was watching that school scene, I felt there was some joke that I should be laughing at, but it went over my head. I hate to embarass myself as guessing it's a The Ring reference. Can you clue me in?
It wasn't anything specific. The Japanese schoolgirls were like an amalgam of crazy Japanese horror movie tropes, which often center around young schoolchildren and psychic powers. You know, like how for example Gamera is connected spiritually to all the children in Japan.
On the commentary track - which is crazy funny, by the way - Whedon and Goddard mention that the number one thing they were asked to take out of the movie was the Japanese schoolgirls. He argued that because the scene is ten seconds long, it doesn't matter if people didn't get it or not. Sort of like the movie version of a comedian who tosses out a joke that only he thinks is funny.
So I finally saw this.
I liked it up to the end. The end seemed somewhat discontinuous with the rest of the movie. I'm not sure why the movie set the loose amalgam of Harry Knowles's farts free upon the world, but it would have been a whole lot more consistent for me if the lady had just done the right thing and gotten Topher. And the weird thing I kind of suspect that was one of the things that kept the movie on the shelves (no way to make a sequel to this). Hey Drew Goddard - stop making the studio right about anything.
I also saw this recently, and as a horror buff I enjoyed it.
I didn't think it was funny, and I don't think I can be scared anymore by a movie since after reading all the political discussions life is alot scarier than any movie could be.
I give it 6.875
Thought about posting this in the LEGO thread, but it seemed topical here. Yesterday I made this.
Finally watched this last night. Really liked it.
I didn't pick up on this specific reference, but I did really like the film audience / Ancient Ones juxtaposition.
I really rather enjoyed the film up until they got into the facility and it changed from comedy to farce. The button, the pointless armed guards, the stupidity of the ending. Urgh. It also suffered a little from the fact that I only cared about the people in the bunker, not those outside, and that the revelation that the buff dudes weren't just jocks didn't feel supported by a damn thing in the film thus far. I mean, the smart one is introduced by catching a football he didn't know was coming. But that didn't really matter so long as people kept cracking awesome jokes, which they did.
I agree with the earlier point made about the elevator scene in the trailer totally ruining any suspense at who would make it. Likewise, every idea in this thread for the ending is better than the ending the film had.
Glad Joss kept the Japanese children scene though, because that shit was hilarious. Look, it's happy frog!
Oh, and who is circular saw blade in the skull guy? I want to see a film about him. Intense and awesome all without really doing a damn thing. It was one of the only really good non-funny scenes.
"Why is it never a Merman?"
He's an analog for Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies. In the commentary they talk about how they think Pinhead should be in the pantheon of great movie monsters. so they put that guy in there as a little tribute/nod.
He prefers to be addressed as Fornicus - Lord of Bondage and Pain, apparently. As Kevin - Lord of Madness mentioned, he's from the Hellraiser series, a Cenobite. Equipped with a puzzle ball rather than the more traditional puzzle box.
I totally agree with that. Pinhead was so much cooler than the movies he was trapped in.
IMDB has a rundown of all the monster analogies.
Thanks, some fun stuff in there:
Crazy, because I didn't realize the guy who, much like Brian, will always be known to me as Topher was at all buff, they did a good job hiding it.
Also funny, and something I missed:
Ha, there is a fascinating amount of trivia on there. And I also can't picture Topher being "ripped like muscular Jesus."
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