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Posted on 6/20/10 07:04 PM
Horribly awful..All I heard in the first part of the series was a looped screaming of the army men in their biological suits disintegrating. Then there is the computer specialist, the jock played by a supporting actor in a season of 24, Benjerman Bratt, and some smart girl who puts herself in danger, as well as some other random actor who is conflicted to do the right thing. The thing that made me laugh the most in disbelief is that they threw a finger at one point to save the day. They threw a CGI thumb to save the day, how horrible can you get.
I wish I could unwatch this series.
Posted on 10/28/09 07:50 PM
I had always wanted to see The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ever since I had heard about it when I was in grade 4, and I recently did to my delight. I have to say I can easily agree when it was first produced in 1974 that it was a really scary and gripping movie, and no wonder people were scared since it involves a average group of friends getting stranded in a very real world, only to come up against a very gruesome death by a mad man wielding a chainsaw.
But since it is 2009, and horror movies and culture has come a long way from the early 70's. So with movie's like Halloween, The Thing, and now the kind of dragged on Saw and Final Destination films, the horror has kind of warn off. I can still appreciate the way they filmed Texas Chainsaw Massacre, since they were on a budget, but some aspects I didn't like about the film. They used a very whiny disabled Franklin, I wish he didn't complain and ask so many questions, it just ruined the tension and mood of the film.
It could be that my views are also based on me seeing Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, and in seeing the recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning which I think is a great movie. I still like TTCM since it was able to still cause a bit of tension, and the acting was still pretty good.
Posted on 10/28/09 07:29 PM
I have to say it is such a great and witty film. Hopkins really made me smile when he said those very intelligent and challenging lines to the rookie FBI agent played by the 30 something Jodie Foster. The movie was full of twists and turns, and at points you didn't know what to expect. I think Jodie Foster was really able to pull off the naive FBI agent really well. Hopkins did a really good job at being very emotive yet reserved serial killer, and it made me laugh when Lector made the slurping sound at the beginning of the movie. Also the Buffalo Bill killer was a very eccentric person to be portrayed, and made the movie very interesting.
Posted on 9/17/08 08:20 AM
For being a 1982 film, I have to say "The Thing" is one of Carpenter's best, it is kind of sad to see that in the sequel/prequel, that the improvisation will be turned into CGI(bleh), and like "Escape From LA" it will go down as a heap of sh*t as most prequels do, except with someone else other then Kurt Russell as MacReady, except this time it won't need to contend with E.T.
Well I like how they began it with such a innocent creature a husky, so fluffy and not rough around the edges until you see the helicopter come in, and start to chase, nothing seems out of the ordinary, and it just seems like a hunt. The inhabitants of the remote outpost save the seemingly normal husky, and go one with their normal operations. It is so cool how The Thing can assimilate anything living, like the husky, and then just stay dormant, until no one is watching.
It is like all of the characters worst fears are in The Thing, that uncertainty in their lives, which will come out and bite you when you just are about to relax. Especially the defibrillator scene, where it mimics the exact characteristics of a underlying condition.
The really great thing about "The Thing" is that Carpenter's use of different rubbers to conjure up the organic monster and how real it was in structure to tissue, unlike todays CGI.
Such a great film, and I have it now on DVD.