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Why this movie wasn't given any attention this year is mind boggling. It's the bookend to The Shape of Water, which also is an excellent film. The story mirrors 'Shape' with both its love and cruelty, empathy and fear and overall sadness and horror of what we do to survive. Taking place right before WWI (1914) it's a history lesson, per se, that lets us evaluate how far we've come as a race or how much more we have to learn as humans to understand the meaning of life on earth. Score is excellent and carries along the story line letting you escape with ease. The movie starts with the line "We're never very far from those we hate, for this very reason we shall never be truly close to those we love - an appalling fact.' The true meaning comes at the end of the film. Ray Stevenson is excellent as misanthrope Gruner. The cast rounds out with David Oakes and Aura Garrido in roles that must have been grueling to perform (especially Garrido in all that FX skin). This movie will stay with me as did The Shape of Water - I think even more so.
I very much enjoyed Dunkirk but ultimately I think it was way-way over-hyped. After seeing a number of raving reviews I was expecting something on the epicness scale like Saving Private Ryan but in my opinion, it was good but not great and certainly not epic.
It's not like the evacuation of Dunkirk hasn't been done time and time again, in fact, a film with exactly the same title was released in 1958. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique heroic events that happened during WW2 and it would have been great to bring some of those into the spotlight.
With Nolan having a history of bringing something we have never seen before to the screen with films like Inception, going for The Battle of Dunkirk seemed strange.
The non-chronological format of the movie only served to confuse and in retrospect is a little pedantic. Would I watch again? Not for a long time.
Well well, what can I say about this film? Nothing really because I am still trying to figure out what I just saw, except this sorcery was well put together.
This movie was really quite awesome. It takes the internet reality game show horror genre which has calved a solid niche in the last 15 + years and kept it really simple with just a phone and ever increasingly intense "challenges". If the protagonist completes all 13 he gets to keep millions of dollars which have incrementally surmounted starting at $1000 for killing a fly.
13 Sins ensures a wtf moment around every corner, unfortunately I think this also happened to the director upon realising there would have to be a well-rounded ending in the closing stages of filming. It just felt that the beginning and middle took such a charge it was basically impossible to make an ending that would fully satisfy an eager movie fan.
An equivalency could be made with the T.V show lost except you don't have to wait years for it, non the less it moves this movie from a 4 to a 3.5 for me.
Come to think about it the end part of the film almost completely disintegrates due to bad (or at least not very well thought out) plot twists which some viewers may find nice, for me they were just not plausible in some cases. Never the less 13 Sins is still Highly recommended by me.
As a fan of the series I was a little disappointed with this one. To me it just didn't live up to many of the promises made, one of which being to give more clues about the origin of the creeper. The film had it's moments and there were some really great scenes but overall as a movie it felt a little cobbled together; more like a bunch of separate scenes spliced into a feature length film.
The CGI in some places is really tacky too which gives off strong "B movie" vibes. This is unfortunate because the original 2001 title does not at all and it was made on a slim, by Hollywood standards, $10 million budget.
What the film did reveal about the creeper is very strange indeed. One has to wonder whether the creature is actually a self manifestation of Victor Salvas' mind because of his criminal past. Despite the creeper being a super powerful demon, it's cursed by its past (only awakening to a mortal coil for 23 days every 23 years). The part that led me to this hypothesis mainly was the creature seems to be afraid of the those who know its past as that is the only way to kill it according to the characters. In of the final moments in the film the creeper decides to stop pursuing it's victims upon finding out they "know what it really is". A surprising Achilles heel.
Jeepers Creepers 3 has some great scenes that are on point with the first two movies. But as a movie I think your judgements will be left in the middle as mine are.
I thought after.life was going to be rubbish after watching the first few scenes. However it quickly develops into a rollercoaster of a physiological horror that has a great original plot, a rarity in movies these days. It's difficult to make an in-depth review of the title without the risk of giving anything away, as what makes it a good movie is learning the intricacies of funeral parlour owner Eliot Deacon's "gift". It's best that you know as little as possible about how the plot develops before watching it.
The film really does keep you guessing, and it's easy to see why such high calibre actors got involved with the project considering it's meagre budget; well at least by Hollywood standards anyway. Overall the film has good production values and it gets better and better right until the very last second, unlike many horror's which fizzle out like a cheap firework.
Can't recomend this anymore.