Last edited by hoffmandu; 11-01-2007 at 11:30 AM.
I agree with Zapper. The Descent was a breath of fresh air. Not the American theatrical cut, though. The uncut version for British audiences is the one to watch. Without the ending of the uncut version, the movie just doesn't make a lot of sense.
I can understand why people mostly prefer horrors based in reality. There's more of a common ground in a contemporary, realistic world. So then it's easier to imagine, say, Hannibal Lector coming to kill you than Robot Jason Vorhees. Mind you, Hannibal Lector over Jason Vorhees alone is simply a matter of good taste.
Perhaps it's because the horror movies based in reality just have a tendency to have better quality.
bah, I don't know. I don't even bother horror films anymore. They're usually really idiotic. I saw Saw 2 the other night because it was Halloween. It was the first horror flick I'd seen in a few years. I couldn't have been more bored.
Did you see how badly they edited the American version? What a disappointing turn of events. I don't know why American film companies are so afraid that people won't like the slightest bit of character development in a final resolution.
Highlight below for the info.
The uncut edition shows the protagonist leaving the cave. But it is revealed that she has only mentally escaped the cave. Physically, she is still stuck there, dreaming of her dead daughter. Whereas the American version has her seeing a scary apparition of her friend in the vehicle seat, quickly cutting to the credits afterward.
[QUOTE=jesse_custer;5737022]Highlight below for the info.
Roger, that's the one I've seen. Geez, what did the American version end up without the illusion?
MY STUPID BLOG - a blog about tabletop RPG's, comic books, and other geek-stuff
Last edited by Monty_Cristo; 11-01-2007 at 05:58 PM.
60% percent of the time, Ant-Man beats Doom every time
John Carpenter has made it plain from day one that he intended Michael Meyers o be an intangible embodiment of evil, more than a person or a character. That's why he's called 'The Shape.'
It's not so much about him being supernatural as it is him being more metaphor than character. Later movies trying to literalize that have exaggerated the concept but that's more a result of people trying to make continuity out of something that was supposed to be self-contained. The first 'Halloween' makes the point perfectly, in trying to expand the story it's been lost.
Mark Waid declared me a genius at Heroes Con 2008. I stand by his decision.
For me, the Chimaera wasn't AS potent an image as the Coat and Hat-Wearing Man. The design wasn't bad, but I thought he was more interesting when you couldn't quite see what he was.
That said, I did like the way they held off on the flying and I liked that they didn't reveal the monster all at once, but more as a slow reveal.
Don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great fun horror movie.
I also loved the two leads. Very sympathatic and excellent performances on both their parts.