Monday, October 16, 2006

Monday Movie Review

So I got a chance to see a movie - in an actual theater - this weekend. I don't make it very often anymore. Busy, busy, busy. And if you read my blog, you already know that I absolutely love horror movies. Even B horror. So I was happy that The Grudge 2 was releasing and my husband and I went to see it Saturday night.

Friday/Saturday night are the best times to see horror movies because all the high school kids go and it's fun to hear them scream. It's sorta like getting additional entertainment out of the movie. But in this case, the screams sooooooooooo did not make up for the crappiness of this movie.

Let's start with:

1. If you are going to hop around within location and time, do it right. If you're not sure how to do it right, watch Pulp Fiction and take notes.

2. If you are going to have multiple storylines going within the same film, do not have all your characters look alike. One sixteen year-old skinny girl with long brown hair looks like any other. I kept trying to figure out - now which one is this - is it the friend of the cheerleader or the geek that was tortured. Anyway, I simply don't want to think that hard at the movies.

3. Apparently, the screenwriters didn't want to think very hard either. The plot of this movie was non-existent. I've seen more plot and character arc from dirt.

4. In all movies - but especially in horror - at least one person needs to remain alive at the end. Otherwise, why would anyone give a s%$#??????

Do yourself a favor - save your money and rent something better - maybe an old Stephen King.


Diana Peterfreund said...

Are you telling me you coudln't tell the difference between AMBER TAMBLYN -- AMBER TAMBLYN THE GREAT -- and Sarah Michelle Gellar?

Oh... Jana...

Jana DeLeon said...

No - there was some friend of the cheerleader who was a brunette and then some geeky exchange student who was a brunette and since he didn't do the jumping from place to place well and then moved one girl to the other's building, I got confused. SMG jumped from a building in the first five minutes, so she wasn't an issue. But her, I know.

Jana DeLeon said...

BTW - Still don't know who Amber Tamblyn is......but then I am so not a Hollywood junkie. Have to talk to my husband about those things.

Tori Lennox said...

I don't do horror movies. They freak me out too much. I don't really like to be scared. I even sometimes have to watch Ghost Whisperer in broad daylight. *g*

Amber Tamblyn is the daughter of Russ Tamblyn who was one of the brothers in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. :)

Cindy Taylor said...

I'm so glad I read your post before I went to see it. I was actually looking forward to a good horror movie this fall. It's getting so bad I'm looking for any Holloween movie on AMC. ;)

Kelly Parra said...

My husband rents horror movies, and I don't watch them. Funny, I can read a get horror book and still scare myself silly, though. =D

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL Tori - then we definitely can't hang out at the movies.

Cindy - Yeah, I'd skip this one. Rent an oldie, you're better off.

Kelly - If the writer is really good, a book is much scarier than a movie, but I can't tell you why.

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