Posted on 10/31/10 10:46 AM
I admit, I missed out on the Blair Witch when it first came out. I remember all the hoopla over whether it was real or not, and I just thought that:
A) a movie documentary capatilizing on the deaths of kids was wrong
B) A movie pretending to show the deaths of kids is wrong.
So either way, I wasn't interested. I had never seen the movie in it's entirity, so I am not sure why I bought the Blair Witch Experience from ebay for around 20 bucks shipped. I guess part of it was curiousity to give the movie a chance.
Well. I must say, I liked the original quite a bit, and can definitely see why it's such a landmark film. So late one night before bed, I decided to plop the sequel into the dvd player, expecting the worst. Well, 2 rivetting hours later, and I remember saying out loud: "That was suprisingly good".
Thats the most I can say. I loved the Fincher/Gaghan-style non-linear approach, and all the twists and turns throughout the movie kept me rivetted. I noticed that Rotten Tomatoes didn't like the film, but I have to disagree in this case. I am DEFINITELY glad I own the film, and I can't wait to watch it again now with increased understanding. It's one of those movies like Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, or Donnie Darko, where you really have to watch it a couple of times in a row to get it. Overall, I would hihgly reccomend the movie to fans of the movies mentioned above, or even natural Born Killers, House of a 1000 Corpses, or Lost Highway. -SPOILER WARNING-
It has a lot of surreal interjections that actually serve a purpose in the end, though you won't know exactly what initially.
The movie certainly fits with the Blair Witch mythos, and is a worthy addition. I give this movie a solid 8.