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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2018, 08:11:42 pm »
Loved this.
What did you think of the ending? Iíve seen some people criticize it for being a bit more conventional than the first two acts but I thought it was executed very well.

I didn't think it was too conventional at all.  The very last scenes were the logical conclusion of the entire film and what it built towards, but the mechanisms they used to execute it weren't conventional at all I didn't think.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2018, 11:00:44 pm »
Loved this.
What did you think of the ending? Iíve seen some people criticize it for being a bit more conventional than the first two acts but I thought it was executed very well.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2018, 11:53:53 am »
Loved this.
What did you think of the ending? Iíve seen some people criticize it for being a bit more conventional than the first two acts but I thought it was executed very well.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2018, 12:38:59 am »
I should really just stop watching supernatural horror films, just isn't my genre...

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2018, 10:54:09 am »
I should really just stop watching supernatural horror films, just isn't my genre...
Iím not too surprised by this, as itís quite similar to The Witch in terms of pacing and tone. What did you like and dislike about it?

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2018, 12:36:20 pm »
I should really just stop watching supernatural horror films, just isn't my genre...
itís quite similar to The Witch in terms of pacing and tone.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2018, 01:22:51 pm »
Loved this.
What did you think of the ending? Iíve seen some people criticize it for being a bit more conventional than the first two acts but I thought it was executed very well.
I agree that it was executed well, but also with those who criticize it.  I wouldn't say I disliked the ending, but it was a slight letdown after all of the awesomeness in the first two acts. 

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2018, 04:19:25 pm »
I should really just stop watching supernatural horror films, just isn't my genre...
Iím not too surprised by this, as itís quite similar to The Witch in terms of pacing and tone. What did you like and dislike about it?
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2018, 04:28:28 pm »
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.
Lol, what?  A Quiet Place is about a bunch of blind aliens with bulletproof skin who run around killing anything that makes a noise.  It's like The Day of the Triffids, but way shіttier.  Everything about that is supernatural and/or unrealistic.

Hereditary does not rely on supernatural elements whatsoever.   The horror is in the tension between family members, the psychological degradation (particularly of Toni Collette's character), and the passing down of family problems and illnesses through generations.  In my interpretation, there weren't even any supernatural elements in the film - only the twisted perspectives of those who are in an insane family.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2018, 11:34:47 pm »
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.
Lol, what?  A Quiet Place is about a bunch of blind aliens with bulletproof skin who run around killing anything that makes a noise.  It's like The Day of the Triffids, but way shіttier.  Everything about that is supernatural and/or unrealistic.

Hereditary does not rely on supernatural elements whatsoever.   The horror is in the tension between family members, the psychological degradation (particularly of Toni Collette's character), and the passing down of family problems and illnesses through generations.  In my interpretation, there weren't even any supernatural elements in the film - only the twisted perspectives of those who are in an insane family.
It's about verisimilitude, not what's literally possible or not possible. The situations in A Quiet Place feel real because the world is designed for them to be so (like how a wand fight in Harry Potter doesn't feel unrealistic, or a lightsaber fight in Star Wars). However, Hereditary is set in a world that is supposed to feel like the real one. The fact that it's supposed to feel real and then supernatural elements, that we're supposed to take seriously, are added makes the whole thing rather unimpactful for me.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2018, 10:37:51 pm »
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.
Lol, what?  A Quiet Place is about a bunch of blind aliens with bulletproof skin who run around killing anything that makes a noise.  It's like The Day of the Triffids, but way shіttier.  Everything about that is supernatural and/or unrealistic.

Hereditary does not rely on supernatural elements whatsoever.   The horror is in the tension between family members, the psychological degradation (particularly of Toni Collette's character), and the passing down of family problems and illnesses through generations.  In my interpretation, there weren't even any supernatural elements in the film - only the twisted perspectives of those who are in an insane family.
It's about verisimilitude, not what's literally possible or not possible. The situations in A Quiet Place feel real because the world is designed for them to be so (like how a wand fight in Harry Potter doesn't feel unrealistic, or a lightsaber fight in Star Wars). However, Hereditary is set in a world that is supposed to feel like the real one. The fact that it's supposed to feel real and then supernatural elements, that we're supposed to take seriously, are added makes the whole thing rather unimpactful for me.
I suppose that's more a case of personal preference than anything, though the fact that the supernatural elements show up because of the familial baggage and its intermingling with psychological scars for respective characters makes it more than the type of isolated supernatural elements one would see in The Conjuring.

I can see how the pacing might be bothersome to some people though I think that its slow burn really helps ratchet up the tension by the final act. In my opinion the driving scene mitigates most of weak spots in that segment of the film.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2018, 10:53:08 pm »
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.
Lol, what?  A Quiet Place is about a bunch of blind aliens with bulletproof skin who run around killing anything that makes a noise.  It's like The Day of the Triffids, but way shіttier.  Everything about that is supernatural and/or unrealistic.

Hereditary does not rely on supernatural elements whatsoever.   The horror is in the tension between family members, the psychological degradation (particularly of Toni Collette's character), and the passing down of family problems and illnesses through generations.  In my interpretation, there weren't even any supernatural elements in the film - only the twisted perspectives of those who are in an insane family.
It's about verisimilitude, not what's literally possible or not possible. The situations in A Quiet Place feel real because the world is designed for them to be so (like how a wand fight in Harry Potter doesn't feel unrealistic, or a lightsaber fight in Star Wars). However, Hereditary is set in a world that is supposed to feel like the real one. The fact that it's supposed to feel real and then supernatural elements, that we're supposed to take seriously, are added makes the whole thing rather unimpactful for me.
I suppose that's more a case of personal preference than anything, though the fact that the supernatural elements show up because of the familial baggage and its intermingling with psychological scars for respective characters makes it more than the type of isolated supernatural elements one would see in The Conjuring.

I can see how the pacing might be bothersome to some people though I think that its slow burn really helps ratchet up the tension by the final act. In my opinion the driving scene mitigates most of weak spots in that segment of the film.

The pacing isn't that slow when considering other horror films.  It picks up quickly by the drive after the party.  There's a lot going on with each member of the family after that - sometimes separately, sometimes together.  The movie kind of branches off into each person's reaction to the event, then it circles back and intertwines.  I wouldn't at all call that slow pacing.

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Re: Hereditary
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2018, 11:38:46 am »
Like The Witch, I thought there were definitely some strong positives, particularly Toni Collette in the lead role and the cinematography which I thought was great and really added a lot. Some of the imagery was also pretty creepy and impactful. However, I also thought the first hour of this movie was pretty dull and that the whole film could've been cut down a fair amount. Furthermore, supernatural horror films like this one are always going to be (for me) less tense than an atmospheric horror piece like A Quiet Place, just because that supernatural element never feels real to me. When I can't imagine being in a situation, it really loses a lot of its potential potency and that was true in this film for me. I also thought the plotting was fairly conventional, although that didn't bother me as much. Probably a 5/10 (same score I gave The Witch) overall.
Lol, what?  A Quiet Place is about a bunch of blind aliens with bulletproof skin who run around killing anything that makes a noise.  It's like The Day of the Triffids, but way shіttier.  Everything about that is supernatural and/or unrealistic.

Hereditary does not rely on supernatural elements whatsoever.   The horror is in the tension between family members, the psychological degradation (particularly of Toni Collette's character), and the passing down of family problems and illnesses through generations.  In my interpretation, there weren't even any supernatural elements in the film - only the twisted perspectives of those who are in an insane family.
It's about verisimilitude, not what's literally possible or not possible. The situations in A Quiet Place feel real because the world is designed for them to be so (like how a wand fight in Harry Potter doesn't feel unrealistic, or a lightsaber fight in Star Wars). However, Hereditary is set in a world that is supposed to feel like the real one. The fact that it's supposed to feel real and then supernatural elements, that we're supposed to take seriously, are added makes the whole thing rather unimpactful for me.
I suppose that's more a case of personal preference than anything, though the fact that the supernatural elements show up because of the familial baggage and its intermingling with psychological scars for respective characters makes it more than the type of isolated supernatural elements one would see in The Conjuring.

I can see how the pacing might be bothersome to some people though I think that its slow burn really helps ratchet up the tension by the final act. In my opinion the driving scene mitigates most of weak spots in that segment of the film.
To be fair, I did say this was personal preference the entire time. Anyway though, I agree that the driving scene was great and probably the most tense moment in the film for me.

 

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