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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2018, 10:33:59 pm »
I think I like this better than It Follows tbh - I found less holes in the story.
I should be seeing it on Tuesday...hoping I'll enjoy it as much as you guys.

I think you will.  It is NOT a jump scare movie.  The tension is built through a unique perspective of being super quiet.  And, just the fact that it's a different type of horror film I think you'll appreciate.  The fact that the characters really do respond in a believable fashion almost throughout the film is more important to me than it is to you - but I think you'll at least recognize and enjoy that.
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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2018, 01:56:43 am »
Yo, this movie was dope.

Ikr?  What's your breakdown of its strengths and weaknesses?
The strength is really in the environment- the premise makes it so that every moment is really tense, and my stomach was in knots basically the whole time. That tension is just palpable throughout the whole film, which makes it a really great theater-going experience without relying too much on jump scares. Because of that tension, the movie is paced quite effectively, although one of my negatives was that it kind of felt like we were just jumping from one crisis to another without any respite. The main thing I didn't like was that
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That kinda took me out of it towards the end, but overall it was still a really strong movie and a lot of fun to watch with a few friends in a crowded theater. 8/10, I'd say.

Yeah - Frank had the same issue.  That didn't bother me quite as much just because I got the feeling that it wiped out much of humanity pretty quickly - including the military - although we aren't ever really given any type of time frame on how long it took them to dispatch of humanity.  But I can see where it would be an issue if they had said "yeah it took them 6 months to take control" or something like that.  If they were completely surprised and overrun, they might not have had time to figure out a "solution".

Furthermore...
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I don't want to get too bogged down in hypothetical specifics since we'll never really know, I'll just say it seemed a bit implausible to me that the military or some scientists who found a specimen and experimented underground couldn't come up with that. Still though, while that was a bit of an issue for me, it didn't much change how strong the movie was overall. The atmosphere of silence was really incredible; I love seeing a horror film where the tension comes almost entirely from that atmosphere of dread.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 11:15:33 pm »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2018, 11:09:07 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2018, 11:13:10 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2018, 11:13:46 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

Sorry...I meant any GOOD horror films...

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 11:19:36 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

Sorry...I meant any GOOD horror films...

Sorry you're too old and senile to understand The Witch. Literally not even a problem once for me. It was pretty easy to understand what they were saying.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2018, 11:41:08 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

Sorry...I meant any GOOD horror films...

Sorry you're too old and senile to understand The Witch. Literally not even a problem once for me. It was pretty easy to understand what they were saying.

Common complaint tbh...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0OS7D9Dgs


https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-witch-sucks


https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/46iq95/official_discussion_the_witch_spoilers/


And, yeah, that evil goat witch was gay af.  I'd hire the father though.  Can build an entire village by hand by himself within a couple of weeks - could come in handy around the house.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2018, 11:49:08 am »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

Sorry...I meant any GOOD horror films...

Sorry you're too old and senile to understand The Witch. Literally not even a problem once for me. It was pretty easy to understand what they were saying.

Common complaint tbh...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0OS7D9Dgs


https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-witch-sucks


https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/46iq95/official_discussion_the_witch_spoilers/


And, yeah, that evil goat witch was gay af.  I'd hire the father though.  Can build an entire village by hand by himself within a couple of weeks - could come in handy around the house.

Dude that reddit thread you linked shows most people liked it. And yeah I'm sure it's a complaint that people who are brain dead have.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2018, 02:33:47 pm »
I enjoyed this film. Thereís some particularly impressive performances on display from Krasinski and Blunt (shout out to Simmonds too) and itís consistently tense even when jump scares mitigate the experience. I thought it balanced thrills and drama pretty well. Probably a B.

Are there any horror films you've liked more in the last 3 or 4 years?  Just curious.

The Witch. That's from the both of us too.

Sorry...I meant any GOOD horror films...

Sorry you're too old and senile to understand The Witch. Literally not even a problem once for me. It was pretty easy to understand what they were saying.

Common complaint tbh...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0OS7D9Dgs


https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-witch-sucks


https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/46iq95/official_discussion_the_witch_spoilers/


And, yeah, that evil goat witch was gay af.  I'd hire the father though.  Can build an entire village by hand by himself within a couple of weeks - could come in handy around the house.

Dude that reddit thread you linked shows most people liked it. And yeah I'm sure it's a complaint that people who are brain dead have.

Hey Damone - try staying on topic, mmmkay?  I wasn't linking these with any regard to like/dislike.  I was linking the ability or inability to understand the dialogue at points - something YOU brought up.  And a lot of people on that reddit thread along with the other two links provide proof that other people also had trouble understanding what was being said.  Keep up pizza-boy...

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2018, 03:00:32 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2018, 03:17:58 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.

Here's another one.  CinemaSins mentions it like 4 times in its review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-aTycmzbo

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2018, 05:09:46 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.
I guess I can see it, but if I compare it to something like Shakespeare, it's far closer to modern English...so I'm not sure how you can understand Hamlet but not The Witch.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2018, 05:28:34 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.

Here's another one.  CinemaSins mentions it like 4 times in its review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-aTycmzbo

Cinemasins is a garbage critic anyways.

Most people are dumb assholes who don't pay a lot of attention to films anyways. This film even goes to great lengths to SHOW us what the characters mean in several scenes too. They even repeat themselves multiple times throughout the film too. And you understand Shakespeare man, that language is way harder than the old english spoken in The Witch. I am definitely certain on that.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2018, 05:59:58 pm »
If me as a 14 year old could understand The Witch, then a 50 year old sure as hell can.
Goodbye!

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2018, 06:07:32 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.

Here's another one.  CinemaSins mentions it like 4 times in its review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-aTycmzbo

Cinemasins is a garbage critic anyways.

And you understand Shakespeare man, that language is way harder than the old english spoken in The Witch. I am definitely certain on that.

1-Again, stay on track. Wasn't referencing critic ability. Just pointing out your baseless claim that nobody other than me had an issue understanding what was being said.

2-To paraphrase Jake.  I understand Shakespeare perfectly.  I can't possibly understand how it's even conceivable someone wouldn't understand Shakespeare, since I do.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2018, 06:08:06 pm »
If me as a 14 year old could understand The Witch, then a 50 year old sure as hell can.

Apparently not.  Or the plethora of others from all age levels who couldn't.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2018, 06:15:41 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.

Here's another one.  CinemaSins mentions it like 4 times in its review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-aTycmzbo

Cinemasins is a garbage critic anyways.

And you understand Shakespeare man, that language is way harder than the old english spoken in The Witch. I am definitely certain on that.

1-Again, stay on track. Wasn't referencing critic ability. Just pointing out your baseless claim that nobody other than me had an issue understanding what was being said.

2-To paraphrase Jake.  I understand Shakespeare perfectly.  I can't possibly understand how it's even conceivable someone wouldn't understand Shakespeare, since I do.

Woah woah woah, old man relax that senility down man. Never did I ever make a "baseless claim" that said nobody other than you had a problem with the language? I just said people are dumb in general and don't pay attention to films as much as people like us. Of course there are people who aren't gonna understand The Witch, that's practically unavoidable when you make a film like that. I was just pointing out that there was an overwhelming amount of praise in the reddit thread compared to the comments that said they couldn't understand some of it and even then they STILL enjoyed the film. And there were very few comments about not understanding the language spoken, I only saw 3 from what I skimmed.

And now you're saying you can't conceivably see how people can't understand Shakespeare since you do? Doesn't that directly contradict your first point there? You of all people should see why people can't understand Shakespeare. It's an extremely descriptive and flowery type of English that takes its time, rather than what we're used to now which is a language that gets directly to the point. I mean it's a bit hypocritical honestly.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2018, 06:48:31 pm »
If me as a 14 year old could understand The Witch, then a 50 year old sure as hell can.

Dylan was alive back when people talked like this. He's got no excuse.

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Re: A Quiet Place
« Reply #39 on: April 14, 2018, 09:43:17 pm »
Yeah, I don't see how someone could speak English and not understand The Witch...I found it easier to understand than most British films.

I mean, enough people had that exact problem - so not sure how you don't see how.  It's not something that like one or two people had an issue with.  I know plenty personally, and there are a lot that talk about it on the internet.  So, it's a thing.

Here's another one.  CinemaSins mentions it like 4 times in its review: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI-aTycmzbo

Cinemasins is a garbage critic anyways.

And you understand Shakespeare man, that language is way harder than the old english spoken in The Witch. I am definitely certain on that.

1-Again, stay on track. Wasn't referencing critic ability. Just pointing out your baseless claim that nobody other than me had an issue understanding what was being said.

2-To paraphrase Jake.  I understand Shakespeare perfectly.  I can't possibly understand how it's even conceivable someone wouldn't understand Shakespeare, since I do.

Woah woah woah, old man relax that senility down man. Never did I ever make a "baseless claim" that said nobody other than you had a problem with the language? I just said people are dumb in general and don't pay attention to films as much as people like us. Of course there are people who aren't gonna understand The Witch, that's practically unavoidable when you make a film like that. I was just pointing out that there was an overwhelming amount of praise in the reddit thread compared to the comments that said they couldn't understand some of it and even then they STILL enjoyed the film. And there were very few comments about not understanding the language spoken, I only saw 3 from what I skimmed.

And now you're saying you can't conceivably see how people can't understand Shakespeare since you do? Doesn't that directly contradict your first point there? You of all people should see why people can't understand Shakespeare. It's an extremely descriptive and flowery type of English that takes its time, rather than what we're used to now which is a language that gets directly to the point. I mean it's a bit hypocritical honestly.

1-You intimated it with your first post.

2-That was a sarcastic jab at Bread's previous comment.  Obviously I don't believe that.

 

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