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The Skulls is full of nonsense and empty of good script and plot.
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Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid.
The movie's unintentionally played like a comedy all the way.
In an otherwise boneheaded hour and a half of intrigue and silliness, The Skulls does offer one of the more memorable lines of dialogue in recent movies.
As a breakout role for WB star Jackson, The Skulls doesn't fare as well.
The Skulls is shot and edited with enough verve to make you forget what a load of junk it is.
The writing is so bad that it's impossible not to laugh out loud at scenes intended to be scary or serious.
The usually dependable Rob Cohen directs from a ludicrous script.
It's amazing that so many viewers were still seated by the time the end credits began to roll.
...above-average teen thriller.
It is so unbelievably ludicrous that I couldn't help but think that it was intentional despite Rob Cohen's constant attempts to convince me otherwise.
[Cohen] has a knack for making the most ridiculous material suspenseful.
A dark, stupid tale.
Good thriller about college faternity. Great performances by Joshua and Paul.
Will Beckford: If it's secret and elite, it can't be good.
"Getting in is easy. Getting out is a killer."
The Skulls has an interesting plot surrounding it for sure. That's what made me want to watch it. Even with a good sounding concept though, this movie fails on so many levels. With a better cast, less melodramatic bullshit, and dialogue that doesn't sound like a made for tv movie; it could have succeeded. I still have to admit to being entertained by this garbage, and also I applaud it for its material. In the end though, it's still a movie that must be judged as any other.
Lucas is a hard working student at Yale. While most of the people around him come from families of power and wealth; he does not. He has to work for everything he gets. When a secret society picks him for its new membership class, he gets everything he couldn't have before. He gets money, he gets women, he gets a new car, and he gets a brotherhood of powerful men that would do anything to protect him. He's living it up like one of the social elite. That is until he finds his best friend hanging from the ceiling.
The Skulls is a movie based around the concept of a secret society. The secret society that this film most notably is impersonating is that of The Skull and Bones, which is a real secret society at Yale. Among it's members were George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John Kerry. The thing I really liked about this movie was that it didn't pull punches. If you don't think this is the type of corrupt shit that goes along with all these secret societies that the globalist elite are a part of; you're wrong. It's okay though, because we will all see some day. In real life, these societies go much deeper than this, but as a surface scraping movie, it deserves a little praise for at least making an attempt. It's not a documentary, but a piece of fiction; I get that. There is, however, some truth in it.
Overall, I actually enjoyed the movie to a degree. It was of the so bad, it's good variety of enjoyment though. The dialogue, acting, and plot developments are rather shitty, but underneath it all; it does have an entertaining and involving plot. The most important scenes feel rushed though and the ending will leave you in a state of shock, that this script could actually get pushed through as was. Oh well though. It could have been much, much better, but in the end, this was what we were left with.
This movie had lots of potential, but never filled it. The premise and the actual story is really interesting, but the cheesy acting kills the film.
Finally got round to viewing this. A good young cast, including a very young Paul Walker. It's a decent conspiracy thriller about a secret society that picks the best students from the top universities. After a friends apparent suicide on campus though, is there more to this elite group. It's entertaining, and has a strong cast line up, locations and action. If you like an thrillers check this out.
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