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Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:39:10 pm »
Comes out Friday, April 13.  No reviews released yet.  I like a lot of the Blumhouse productions, but this one looks kind of cheesy.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 03:01:56 pm »
Looks rancid.
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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 03:56:05 pm »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.
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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 04:08:41 pm »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.

I'm pretty sure I'll see it since we see most horror movies that get a wide release.  But idk - those weird smiles look pretty lame.  I didn't like Wish Upon at all.  Happy Death Day (which has some similarities) was so much better.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 06:46:51 pm »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.
I still want to check Wish Upon our due to morbid curiosity and an enthusiastic endorsement from RLM.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 06:48:00 pm »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.
I still want to check Wish Upon our due to morbid curiosity and an enthusiastic endorsement from RLM.

You see Happy Death Day?  If not, you should really consider it.  I think you'd enjoy it.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 06:49:38 pm »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.
I still want to check Wish Upon our due to morbid curiosity and an enthusiastic endorsement from RLM.

You see Happy Death Day?  If not, you should really consider it.  I think you'd enjoy it.
My 2017 catch-up has grinded to a halt since February. I guess I could consider it, since it seemed a bit more ambitious with regards to genre blending than a lot of the usual Blumhouse fare.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 12:21:11 am »
Looks like the enjoyable kind of trash.  Hoping this is like Wish Upon, where the film is bad but it's a blast to laugh at.
I still want to check Wish Upon our due to morbid curiosity and an enthusiastic endorsement from RLM.

You see Happy Death Day?  If not, you should really consider it.  I think you'd enjoy it.
My 2017 catch-up has grinded to a halt since February. I guess I could consider it, since it seemed a bit more ambitious with regards to genre blending than a lot of the usual Blumhouse fare.

Yeah it's definitely not the straight up horror production Blumhouse usually goes for.  It's the Groundhog Day of horror films, but it's pretty good.  On another note, the Blumhouse House at Halloween Horror Night's at Universal is pretty fucking creepy...

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 11:19:58 pm »
Currently holding 26% on RT with an average score of 4.3/10.  Even the "positive" reviews are really shaky. 

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 09:44:02 pm »
3.5/10

Shockingly, this film was not the absolute flaming catastrophe I expected it to be.  The opening scene is really, really good.  The first 15 minutes are solid.  There was a pretty decent story that gives some interesting background with a few twists for how the game is played.  However, the stupid fucking smirks delegitimized any possibility of taking it seriously.  Plus, the set-up for getting them to the mission was really, really lame, as did the dude's choice at the end.  Again, I'm not recommending this film to go run out and see, but I've seen much worse (e.g., Strangers 2, Insidious Last Key) this year from the horror genre.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 10:24:15 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.
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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 10:26:58 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 12:29:04 am »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 12:44:47 am »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

Agreed.  I think that term gets way overused.  A movie like Insidious 2 is chalked full of jump scares - crap like looking down from a mirror, looking up and someone's there.  Or opening a door/box and someone is either there or right behind them.  Doors slamming, ghosts clapping.  All that stuff. Truth or Dare isn't a great movie by any means - but there really isn't much in the way of jump scares at all. 

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 12:10:35 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

Agreed.  I think that term gets way overused.  A movie like Insidious 2 is chalked full of jump scares - crap like looking down from a mirror, looking up and someone's there.  Or opening a door/box and someone is either there or right behind them.  Doors slamming, ghosts clapping.  All that stuff. Truth or Dare isn't a great movie by any means - but there really isn't much in the way of jump scares at all. 
Kind of tangential, but I saw Insidious 2 without having seen the first- my god that movie was a piece of shit.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2018, 12:39:09 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

Agreed.  I think that term gets way overused.  A movie like Insidious 2 is chalked full of jump scares - crap like looking down from a mirror, looking up and someone's there.  Or opening a door/box and someone is either there or right behind them.  Doors slamming, ghosts clapping.  All that stuff. Truth or Dare isn't a great movie by any means - but there really isn't much in the way of jump scares at all. 
Kind of tangential, but I saw Insidious 2 without having seen the first- my god that movie was a piece of shit.

It was absolutely wretched.  I liked the first Insidious to an extent, and the 3rd was actually pretty good as well.  But, man, the 2nd was terrible - the entire film was jump scare after jump scare.  While the 1st and 3rd definitely incorporated jump scares, it wasn't the crutch for the entire film like it was in the 2nd.

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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 04:53:07 pm »
The movie was clearly not trying to take itself seriously.  Also there were some legitimately intense moments.
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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 04:54:02 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

Agreed.  I think that term gets way overused.  A movie like Insidious 2 is chalked full of jump scares - crap like looking down from a mirror, looking up and someone's there.  Or opening a door/box and someone is either there or right behind them.  Doors slamming, ghosts clapping.  All that stuff. Truth or Dare isn't a great movie by any means - but there really isn't much in the way of jump scares at all. 
Kind of tangential, but I saw Insidious 2 without having seen the first- my god that movie was a piece of shit.

I think the first Insidious is the worst one and Insidious 3 is the best.  Insidious 2 I was mostly bored during, but I did have a good time during the third act when Patrick Wilson goes insane.
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Re: Blumhouse's Truth or Dare
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2018, 05:41:27 pm »
One of the worst mainstream horror films since The Bye Bye Man. Oh look, itís another cheap-ass teeny-bopper jump scare-fest where the scares are absolutely nonexistent, the loud boo noises are all over the place, the story is needlessly convoluted and full of gaping holes, and the characters are the most water-thin, one-dimensional, unlikable, unrealistically moronic pieces of shit so you seriously donít give a ratís ass when bad things start happening to them. And it tries dealing with serious subject matter but handles it in the worst way you can think of. The fact that it took four grown-ass adults to write this screenplay is jaw-dropping. Itís offensively bad.

Not many jump scares tbh - not sure what film you watched.  One of the few things I liked was that it lacked too many jump scares - it was more straight-forward than anything with regards to that.
Not that I've seen this movie, but I do find that people tend to use "it had jump scares" as a convenient excuse to dismiss horror films they don't like. I heard that criticism for A Quiet Place, for example, and I didn't think that movie had many jump scares (and the ones that were there worked).

Agreed.  I think that term gets way overused.  A movie like Insidious 2 is chalked full of jump scares - crap like looking down from a mirror, looking up and someone's there.  Or opening a door/box and someone is either there or right behind them.  Doors slamming, ghosts clapping.  All that stuff. Truth or Dare isn't a great movie by any means - but there really isn't much in the way of jump scares at all. 
Kind of tangential, but I saw Insidious 2 without having seen the first- my god that movie was a piece of shit.

but I did have a good time during the third act when Patrick Wilson goes insane.

Ummmm..........

 

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