Now, I'm well aware of the "quote whores" who will praise any movie to the high heavens for promotional purposes, but these were quotes from people I thought I could trust. Horror fans. Bloody Disgusting. Even Jason and Freddy themselves. And I can account for differences in opinion, but these were all unequivocal, in no uncertain terms. Now that I've had time to reflect on the experience, I think I might have actually enjoyed this movie if the reviews hadn't totally skewed my expectations.
Maybe I'm just a total noob. I'm certainly not too familiar with the inner workings of the horror film industry. But this one really left a bad taste in my mouth. I fell for it hook, line and sinker and was left feeling completely hosed.
However, I'll be renting this when it comes out next week to watch all the extras. I'm really curious about what the tone of the commentary will be. With my expectations completely dashed, there's nowhere to go but up. Knowing what to expect (and what not to expect) the second time around, and having a skip forward button, hopefully I'll enjoy it more for what it is.
If you haven't seen it, folks, expect a B-movie with a lot of comedy. With that mindset, you'll probably like it a lot.From memory, there was nobody to root for but the killer. He was way too sympathetic, and the victims were all annoying as hell. Then, they don't allow that direction to pay off. I think it was just a poor formula. What it had going for it was the humor and special effects.
I'm willing to wipe the slate clean and give this one another chance. I'll freely admit if my opinion has improved when I rent it in the next week or two. Reviewers are still raving about it in second wave of reviews for the DVD, so maybe I'm just the odd girl out on this one. If you liked it, please feel free to take me to school in the comments and vote in the poll on the side bar.
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