Saw this last night, and thought it was worth the bump.
The gf didn't like it, though. Too scary
"Personally, I believe that 'fairness' consists in the fruits of my labor not being taken by corrupt hacks to redistribute to their cronies in exchange for votes." -- Glenn Reynolds
I watched this movie last night and loved every minute of it. It has every horror movie cliche yes, but that's the point. They are designing their own horror movie basically. The humor in it was great especially at the end when everything goes to ****(unicorn and merman).
I liked it a lot. Not as funny as "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" but was more suspenseful.
Watched this last night, and I think I'm one of the few people ambiguous about this movie. I didn't hate it the way my wife did and so many other people seem to, but I also felt it was trying too hard to be commentative and just ended up over the top and surreal.
It felt like a Wes Craven film in both a good and a bad way.
I've talked to a lot of people that didn't understand the purpose of the film.
The Ancient Ones represent us, the audience. Hadley and Sitterson represent the writers of a horror movie. Sigourney Weaver represents the director of a horror movie.
The Ancient Ones demand a ritual that must meet certain criteria in order to please them. Much like we as an audience like our horror movies to be a certain way: young stereotypical teenagers who go off by themselves and one by one are killed. Hadley and Sitterson control the ritual to please the Gods, as writers of horror movies control the story to please the audience. If the ritual fails, the audience is dissatisfied. The ending of the world at the end is Joss Whedons and Drew Goddards way of saying that horror needs to be wiped out and started anew, without all the cliches and stereotypes because they are old and tired.