Monday, 25 March 2013

YMS: The Strangers

11 comments:

  1. I liked The Strangers :(

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  2. i watched it you most definetly summed it up for me

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  3. Hey look, Dennis from it's always sunny in philadelphia is in this.
    Neat.

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  4. This movie CANT BE AS BAD as when a stranger calls. That is my current worst movie of all time that I have seen.

    THE VILLAIN DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP UNTIL THE LAST 5 MINUTES.

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  5. Jimmy Ninefaggots8 January 2014 at 16:32

    The interview clips in this video just goes to show that actors aren't paid to think.

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  6. Me too. But some people also enjoy scat.

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  7. I loled when Dennis showed up. He's my favorite character from Always Sunny and it's very hard for me to see that actor and not just see the character Dennis Reynoulds.

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  8. I greatly enjoy your reviews, and you have proven to be genuinely insightful and funny. However in this case you just come off as childish and immature, mostly just trivializing what I think is a pretty mature, intelligent film, and you really don't offer any reasonable criticism other than calling the characters names etc. Yes, I agree on some things, I think there are some idiotic situations, the movie isn't completely devoid of cliches and the characters are somewhat dumb at points, but by for example saying "nothing happens" at the beginning of the film is silly - yes, it's a slowburn, but it does establish the relationship between the main characters, and the difficulties between them also form an interesting dynamic for the rest of the film. Whereas the film interestingly deals with adult situations, you approach it like a child. Usually I think your reviews are spot-on but here I think you blew it a little. Maybe it's because I admire the film a bit more than most of the others you tear apart...

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  9. "a pretty mature, intelligent film"
    It's not.

    "you really don't offer any reasonable criticism"
    He does.

    "but it does establish the relationship between the main characters"
    It doesn't.

    "Whereas the film interestingly deals with adult situations"
    It doesn't.





    Seriously though I don't understand how you think any of this. Jump scares, pointless actions for the benefit of the audience and and a horribly dragging/predictable pace does not make this film intelligent or mature. He offered plenty of reasonable criticism, from the cliches and gratuitous jump scares to the "2spooky" shots of the people lingering in the background only to vanish off-camera because that's apparently eerie--or did you just gloss over those because you liked the film? It doesn't establish the relationship between the characters further than "These two people have a strained relationship and he just asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said no". That's not a "developed relationship". And I'm not sure how it "interestingly deals with adult situations". What adult situations? The fact that she said no to his proposal? That was kind of overshadowed by the rest of the film portraying these two people as the biggest idiots alive--seriously, who runs into the fucking woods when you had a small room with literally one entrance that you could have just camped for the entire night until the villains either got bored and left or attempted to enter and got shot in the face?





    I'm not trying to attack you for disagreeing with the review but it seems like you ignored all of its points just because you enjoyed the film.

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  10. The kids at the end are credited as "Mormon". Not sure why though.

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