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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 1:37:16 PM   
Whistler


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Paranormal Activity is one of the best horror films ever made.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 1:46:55 PM   
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Paranormal Activity is one of the best horror films ever made.


I wholeheartedly agree - and the third one's (arguably) even better.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 2:02:21 PM   
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Paranormal Activity is one of the best horror films ever made.


I wholeheartedly agree - and the third one's (arguably) even better.


The third one doesn't really work for me on a story level, but it certainly works on a horror level. There are enough chills to overshadow my problems with it.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 2:11:33 PM   
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I liked the way it tied in with the other two and provided a bit of backstory, but yeah, perhaps there were some narrative elements that didn't quite work. I was too busy being scared shitless to noitice though to be honest - I think it was the fact it was set in the '80s and primarily involved children (who were both excellent by the way - how the directors got them to film some of those scenes without traumatising the poor mites for life is beyond me) that struck a disturbing cord with me.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 5:24:17 PM   
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Is it worth watching the third one if you liked the first but thought the second was utter bilge?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 5:48:23 PM   
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Don't know if it's unpopular or not, but I really, really didn't like Magnolia. Detested it in fact.

Also thought the Thin Red Line remake was boring


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 6:42:34 PM   
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Is it worth watching the third one if you liked the first but thought the second was utter bilge?


Yes, because I'm of the same opinion as you, and I liked the third one.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 11:53:16 PM   
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On the subject of Tarantino's acting, I don't have any problem with it. He's a good character actor with a great face (like Buscemi). He should get in front of the camera more and make more crime flicks like Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown and Pulp Fiction.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 19/10/2012 11:59:43 PM   
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Is it worth watching the third one if you liked the first but thought the second was utter bilge?


Yeah, I think so.

PA2 was utter pants but PA3 turned out to be a pretty solid horror flick, even if the story is predicated upon a gaping plot hole.

< Message edited by MonsterCat -- 20/10/2012 12:02:22 AM >


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 8:45:12 AM   
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I quite like PA 2 as well. It's not as scary as 1 or 3, but it works well in conjunction to 1's story. I wasn't overly impressed by the trailer for PA 4, but I'm cautiously looking forward to it after Kim Newman's solid 3 star review.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 9:19:02 AM   
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My problem with PA2 is that it felt like it was cheating at times with the concept. PA1 had one camera, and you saw what it saw - no bullshit. In PA2 there were multiple cameras and for some of the scares it would tactically use a camera that keeps certain things out of view when they'd be viewable through another camera.
For example, there's one bit where a baby looks up past one camera in its bedroom, but it should be in the line of sight of the other camera in the same room. Also, towards the end Katie's seen in one camera and then it cuts away for no reason, only to return and OMG SHE'S GONE! It really ruined the film for me, and the scares weren't up to the standard of the original, with only the "everything in the kitchen opens" bit being memorable in any way.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 9:22:06 AM   
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Is it worth watching the third one if you liked the first but thought the second was utter bilge?


Yeah, I think so.

PA2 was utter pants but PA3 turned out to be a pretty solid horror flick, even if the story is predicated upon a gaping plot hole.


The fact that who exactly is watching all these videos from the '80s ?


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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 9:29:25 AM   
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Is it worth watching the third one if you liked the first but thought the second was utter bilge?


Yeah, I think so.

PA2 was utter pants but PA3 turned out to be a pretty solid horror flick, even if the story is predicated upon a gaping plot hole.


The fact that who exactly is watching all these videos from the '80s ?



The biggest plot hole is how in PA 1 Katie recalls the hauntings as a kid by saying: "There was a shadowy figure at the end of the bed that went away after a while", yet in PA 3 they're getting lifted off the ground by their hair and their beds are getting shot across the room. It doesn't make sense, but like I said, the scares are plentiful enough to make it good.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 1:56:22 PM   
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SPOILERS


A lot of people saw that as a plothole but there's a clear explanantion in the film. To wit: when the stepfather and his colleague are talking about the covenent in the book they make reference to the impregnated daughters not being able to remember anything after the initiation (or the 'pregnancy' itself, I can't quite remember). I mean, in the first two films neither of the sisters make any reference to their mam and stepdad being murdered by their grandma and an invisible demon either so it's quite clear that some kind of memory-wiping spell or something went on when they were kids.
Whether you find that convincing or not is down to the individual but it certainly explains things.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 3:06:10 PM   
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Battleship is the best film ever made


Why?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 20/10/2012 11:12:09 PM   
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The fact that who exactly is watching all these videos from the '80s ?



In order for the footage from the 80's to exist, the demon would have to be a bit careless in its efforts to conceal the fact that its been possessing Katie since she was a kid. You would think it would destroy any footage that could reveal the connection between it and her.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 21/10/2012 9:45:40 AM   
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That is also true.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 22/10/2012 9:44:37 PM   
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Don't know if it's unpopular or not, but I really, really didn't like Magnolia. Detested it in fact.

Also thought the Thin Red Line remake was boring

The Thin Red Line is a remake? Never knew that who did the first one?

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 22/10/2012 10:40:25 PM   
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quote:

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Don't know if it's unpopular or not, but I really, really didn't like Magnolia. Detested it in fact.

Also thought the Thin Red Line remake was boring

The Thin Red Line is a remake? Never knew that who did the first one?


It's not so much a remake as it is an adaptation of a book that had already been adapted. There's no connection between the Malick film and the earlier one on any other level.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 24/10/2012 1:52:56 PM   
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was awesome!!

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 25/10/2012 8:25:46 PM   
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McG was not the reason for Terminator Salvation being crap.
There I said it.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 25/10/2012 8:35:58 PM   
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McG was not the reason for Terminator Salvation being crap.
There I said it.


No,that accolade goes to the people who signed McG up.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 25/10/2012 10:47:01 PM   
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McG was not the reason for Terminator Salvation being crap.
There I said it.


No,that accolade goes to the people who signed McG up.


No, it goes to Sam Worthington's parents.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 26/10/2012 12:47:10 AM   
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OK, a new unpopular opinion...

I like Flash Gordon WAY better than Star Wars...

*ducks for cover*

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 27/10/2012 7:31:42 PM   
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Now, if you'd of said Flesh Gordan

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 28/10/2012 6:25:14 AM   
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ORIGINAL: AngryDude92

McG was not the reason for Terminator Salvation being crap.
There I said it.


No,that accolade goes to the people who signed McG up.


No, it goes to Sam Worthington's parents.


Worthington was actually one of the better things about the film.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 28/10/2012 5:24:55 PM   
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Skyline is pretty entertaining. And better than Battle LA by miles

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 28/10/2012 5:41:13 PM   
OPEN YOUR EYES

 

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Skyline is pretty entertaining. And better than Battle LA by miles


But is it better than John Carter?...

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 28/10/2012 5:43:36 PM   
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McG was not the reason for Terminator Salvation being crap.
There I said it.


The weird thing is that when McG is involved with television it actually turns out ok and in some cases good but when involved with films inevitably it all goes horribly wrong.

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RE: YOUR UNPOPULAR OPINION!! - 28/10/2012 5:53:47 PM   
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