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.
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