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Surprisingly The Last Movie You Saw Didn't Suck Pt. 2


#5431 thenexus6   more human than human CAGiversary!   2203 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

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Felt this could have been better it was just okay.

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#5432 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7189 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

After having seen Hot Fuzz a billion times, I finally watched Shaun of the Dead.

Would probably have liked it more if I didn't hate every single character.


I guess I can see your viewpoint here.

#5433 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:37 AM

03.19.13: Flow State: 7.5
03.20.13: Night and Day: 7.1 (Korean film. Not the Tom Cruise one.)

#5434 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:16 AM

The Sitter - Not bad and had some laughs. However, I liked this better with Elizabeth Shue in the 80's, when it was called "Adventures in Babysitting".


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#5435 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2013 - 06:07 AM

Evil Dead - Really good remake. I'm a huge Evil Dead fan so I was a little cautious with this but they did a great job making it their own while also putting in references from the original. I was surprised with the amount of gore in it, that was very well done too. I got passes for free to a prescreening but I will gladly pay to see it again when it releases.

#5436 j-cart   PAPER TRAILS on a mountain CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

Cloud Atlas. I got hit with some feels on that one.

#5437 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7189 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:17 PM

Evil Dead - Really good remake. I'm a huge Evil Dead fan so I was a little cautious with this but they did a great job making it their own while also putting in references from the original. I was surprised with the amount of gore in it, that was very well done too. I got passes for free to a prescreening but I will gladly pay to see it again when it releases.


Did you see the red-band trailer? If you did and are still surprised by the gore that would really be something.

I hate that kind of shit so I will most likely never see this movie.

#5438 Clak   Made of star stuff. CAGiversary!   8079 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

How could you not like Shaun of the Dead?
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. -George Carlin

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#5439 Ag_SurfR   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   765 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

fantastic mr fox

great movie. 9/10

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#5440 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:27 PM

Did you see the red-band trailer? If you did and are still surprised by the gore that would really be something.

I hate that kind of shit so I will most likely never see this movie.


I actually didn't. I think I only saw the first normal trailer for it. Gore is always welcome for me, especially if it's over the top.

#5441 evildeadjedi   RIP DIO \m/ \m/ CAGiversary!   4750 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

Evil Dead - Really good remake. I'm a huge Evil Dead fan so I was a little cautious with this but they did a great job making it their own while also putting in references from the original. I was surprised with the amount of gore in it, that was very well done too. I got passes for free to a prescreening but I will gladly pay to see it again when it releases.



I'm obviously as well ;). I might not have to boycott this remake anymore.
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#5442 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

^ Why were you boycotting it to begin with?



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

There is supposed to be a sequel to Army of Darkness coming out sometime in the future according to Raimi. So don't worry, The Chin will return I'm sure.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. -George Carlin

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” -Mark Twain

“When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -Jonathon Swift

#5444 Dead of Knight  

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

Spring Breaaaaaaaak

Such an awesome movie.
RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

This is the greatest thing ever. Certainly in the OTT at least.


#5445 evildeadjedi   RIP DIO \m/ \m/ CAGiversary!   4750 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:27 AM

^ Why were you boycotting it to begin with?


First, I'm a big fan of the Evil Dead Trilogy and didn't want to see it remade.

Second, I don't like most remakes. They tend to present more style over substance.

Third, no Bruce Campbell as Ash.
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#5446 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:35 AM

I think one of the main reasons I liked it is because they didn't put Ash in it. I think if there was a character named Ash and he cut his hand off and replaced it with a chainsaw yada yada then I would have hated it. They did this remake the right way.

#5447 moon_knight   Gotta Have Blue Hair CAGiversary!   766 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

First, I'm a big fan of the Evil Dead Trilogy and didn't want to see it remade.

Second, I don't like most remakes. They tend to present more style over substance.

Third, no Bruce Campbell as Ash.

Just because some remakes suck doesn't mean all of them do. Avoiding a movie just because its remake isn't a very valid reason imo.



#5448 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5529 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:52 AM

"Killer Joe"

Yeah, Matthew McConaughy is fucked up in this movie. chuckles. I mean I heard he was a sob in this.

Oh and I'm sure a lot of you here would like to see Gina Gershon play a White trash housewife. chuckle. :D

Willaim Friedkin directed it. It's not as weird as "Bug" but it does have some scenes.
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#5449 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:41 AM

First, I'm a big fan of the Evil Dead Trilogy and didn't want to see it remade.

Second, I don't like most remakes. They tend to present more style over substance.

Third, no Bruce Campbell as Ash.


I may be wrong but isn't it being remade by the same people who made the originals (Produced by Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi). I could see if you boycotted it if it was made by someone else entirely. Then again there is the George Lucas factor.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Oz, the Great and Powerful - I originally wanted to see it on opening weekend, but couldn't fit it into my schedule so I kind of lost interest in this, but I had some cheap tickets so I went and saw this last night. I loved it. The story wasn't anything spectacular, but the charm was there and the visuals were top-notch. James Franco definitely helped it, but really the rest of the cast was great as well.

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#5451 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:02 AM

Chernobyl diaries 3.75/5 - I really liked this because it had great immersion, made you feel like you were there too. It starts off great and goes downhill, but still stays good enough.

#5452 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   12014 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

Chernobyl diaries 3.75/5 - I really liked this because it had great immersion, made you feel like you were there too. It starts off great and goes downhill, but still stays good enough.

I've wanted to blind buy this for a long time but there's never a deal on it. How can a movie hated on by so many hold a $20 price tag?

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#5453 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   3949 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:06 AM

Just because some remakes suck doesn't mean all of them do. Avoiding a movie just because its remake isn't a very valid reason imo.



From what I've read, it doesn't establish itself as it's own film, but tries to throw in as many homages to the original as possible. It's one of the biggest reasons the premake of The Thing was horrible... It relied too heavily on recreating scenes which happened in Carpenter's version, which then took you out of the film... It didn't have it's own identity, it was too busy waving it's arms in the air saying "We know what you want and here it is!!!"

On top of that, Diablo Cody's writing is extremely one-dimensional. Are people only excited because this movie is full of gore?

#5454 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

I've wanted to blind buy this for a long time but there's never a deal on it. How can a movie hated on by so many hold a $20 price tag?


That's weird. If I were you I would rent it instead. Not sure I'd watch it again.

From what I've read, it doesn't establish itself as it's own film, but tries to throw in as many homages to the original as possible. It's one of the biggest reasons the premake of The Thing was horrible... It relied too heavily on recreating scenes which happened in Carpenter's version, which then took you out of the film... It didn't have it's own identity, it was too busy waving it's arms in the air saying "We know what you want and here it is!!!"

On top of that, Diablo Cody's writing is extremely one-dimensional. Are people only excited because this movie is full of gore?


I was a huge fan of the original The Thing, and I found the remake to be excellent. One of the best remakes ever made. It was the same yet just... updated.

#5455 tcrash247   ghosts.nin.com CAGiversary!   3625 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:29 PM

From what I've read, it doesn't establish itself as it's own film, but tries to throw in as many homages to the original as possible. It's one of the biggest reasons the premake of The Thing was horrible... It relied too heavily on recreating scenes which happened in Carpenter's version, which then took you out of the film... It didn't have it's own identity, it was too busy waving it's arms in the air saying "We know what you want and here it is!!!"

On top of that, Diablo Cody's writing is extremely one-dimensional. Are people only excited because this movie is full of gore?


I think it does a terrific job of making itself it's own film. Obviously it has some scenes and homages to the original, it's a fucking remake. But there's enough in here to stand on it's own. Maybe you should see it before making assumptions based on reviews.

I agree that The Thing prequel was awful, but that's because it was a prequel and not a remake. If it were a remake then of course you can get away with using specific scenes from the original, but a prequel has the task of being new and fresh while setting up for the next movie. So honestly, comparing The Thing and Evil Dead is completely pointless, a prequel and a remake are in no way the same thing.

#5456 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   38588 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Just because some remakes suck doesn't mean all of them do. Avoiding a movie just because its remake isn't a very valid reason imo.


Nope.

People also like saying a movie sucks just because it's a remake.

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#5457 HeroToTheMasses   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:01 PM

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#5458 Vulgarism   A living, breathing piece of defecating meat. CAGiversary!   3949 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:36 PM

I think it does a terrific job of making itself it's own film. Obviously it has some scenes and homages to the original, it's a fucking remake. But there's enough in here to stand on it's own. Maybe you should see it before making assumptions based on reviews.



Oh, if I made assumptions based on reviewS, I'd say I would be in for a treat... But, one of the two people I tend to side with (Devin Faraci) made valid points that I was worried about. From that one sentence write-up, it sounds wonderful. It takes the over-used friends going to the woods for a weekend of partying and sex, and replaces it with something very grounded in reality and intriguing. I am also sure the gore is fantastic, but I've watched enough splatter films and exploitation in my life to need more than that in a film. The marketing also seems to be so up it's own ass that it's completely turned me off from the film... Now, mind you, I know that isn't any credit to any of the talent attached to the film, but rather the production company, but regardless, if you have to go out of your way these days to label yourself as the "best" or "greatest" or even "scariest" film ever, you need to get off your pedestal. This movie was completely unnecessary. It took a film with a little bit of black humor (everybody says that The Evil Dead was completely serious, but they are for the most part, wrong) and turned it into something that your typical teenager will go into and come out saying it is, indeed, the scariest movie ever. I'll eventually watch it, but I'm not going to sit in a theater distracted by the ominous glow of phones tweeting out how scared shitless each attendant is. Bleh.


Just because some remakes suck doesn't mean all of them do. Avoiding a movie just because its remake isn't a very valid reason imo.



There are some exceptional remakes. Say what you will about little character development in Dawn of the Dead, but it took something that had a loud message and shed a lot of the weight to make it a more lean experience. Sure, it tripped over itself a few times, but it worked out so well in the end by bringing a pulse to a dying genre. Plus, The Ring is somewhere in my top twenty, as Verbinski didn't sacrifice the terrifying "what if" scenario to make a movie that over explained itself. Plus, Naomi Watts in that movie...

In The Evil Dead, it was such a shallow film, but it was executed with such a fun atmosphere. You could tell Raimi and Campbell were loving every second they shot. There wasn't much in the way of plot development or even character development, but Ash became such a recognizable character that it spawned not only two sequels, but also a pretty interesting career for Campbell. It's going to be extremely hard to find a character to latch onto like you did with Ash in a remake that seems to be so much style over substance. Again, the idea of going into the woods for an intervention is such a great, fresh take on the genre, but there seems to be a lack of any strong lead or character in the film at all.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Silent House - Pretty impressive and downright mind-blowing that it was all filmed in one take. However, the ending was extremely disappointing and kind of made the rest of the movie seem pointless.

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#5460 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   38588 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:03 PM

Silent House - Pretty impressive and downright mind-blowing that it was all filmed in one take. However, the ending was extremely disappointing and kind of made the rest of the movie seem pointless.


Agreed. The ending completely ruined the movie for me.

I was impressed with Elizabeth Olsen though. Didn't realize she was related to the Olsen twins at first since she doesn't look like a gremlin.

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