The Blu Ray will be hitting stores like three days before my birthday too.
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.
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I finally got around to watching this earlier today and it definitely is one of the more unique takes on the good ol' fashioned horror movie. What was interesting was that it didn't really leave much of a twist to the viewer, instead setting the whole director-writer-gods setup from the get-go. In a way, because of that, I found the movie much more intriguing because you simply knew you weren't watching a run-of-the-mill horror movie!
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A+ for being different. B+ on execution. ...but I definitely liked it a lot. It was campy and irreverent like some of the best cult 80s movies (ala Big Trouble in Little China). ...didnt take itself seriously at all. Freakin loved Merman and the Unicorn. ...and the dirt bike scene was awesome, because his fall just went on forever and ever. Totally over the top.
Edit to add... Its available on Netflix streaming
Also, the betting scene with the intern. LMFAO "They're maintenance...if they were creative, they wouldnt be in maintenance..."
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Interesting. I liked it because it was a sort of satire of ridiculous horror cliches. I'm a huge horror fan, but I think most of what's passed off as such, is formulaic garbage. And action movies marketed as horror.
Thing I got out of it, was it was an homage to a lot of great horror films at the same it made a little fun of the genre.
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I still really need to buy this. Looking at Amazon, the Blu Ray is a dollar or so cheaper than the DVD.
"Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep?
To the very toes he is terrified, because the ground gives way under him, and the dream begins."