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Walrus Feeder
02-02-2008, 01:23:13
So you wanna know how it all went down?
Quite interested to see how this film would turn out as the man behind it is J.J. Abrams who brought us Lost. Ultimately it is nothing more than a Godzilla style story filmed in amatuer style from the perspective of a group of 20 somethings.

This viewpoint did make it seem quite original though and it was a thrilling ride throughout. Lucky it was as you never expected there to be any explanation of the origins of the monster along the way so felt a bit unfulfilled at the end but getting used to films just 'stopping' rather than ending conclusively of late.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-02-2008, 19:28:53
I'm looking forward to seeing this one.

04-02-2008, 08:59:53
From what I've read, I don't think I'll like it. People keep comparing it to The Blair Witch in reviews. :vom:

Gramercy Riffs
04-02-2008, 09:42:31
Saw this last night.

Amazing FX
Very real sense of an apocalyptic event
Suitably bleak overall

Annoying jokey element in places. Why oh why do so many modern horror films feel the need to have this?
Far too much seen of the monster/monsters

My 2 pence:
All in all, pretty good and well worth watching. It's an odd film.

Lazarus and the Gimp
04-02-2008, 18:16:21
I like Blair Witch Project.

04-02-2008, 18:36:05
An 80 minute movie is the perfect format for a JJ Abrahams project. He can bring cool style and touch on cool ideas but he never has to try and explain anything.

It's an empty movie, with little to no plot and mostly unlikeable characters, but well, it's got a cool style and a few cool ideas so it's at least entertaining.

05-02-2008, 10:28:07
I guess that's why people compare it with Blair Witch. Except it's entertaining.

06-02-2008, 18:12:12
I might have liked Blair Witch, but I had bad motion sickness. Maybe if I'd taken a Dramamine beforehand. :lol:

07-02-2008, 08:57:36
I found the characters so unsympathetic, I just wanted the irritating wankers to die as quickly and as painfully as possible. Really it was only the hope of seeing them brutally tortured kept me going, and we didn't even get that. Were we supposed to be cheering for the witch?

It did prove that dark woods are scary though. :eek:

07-02-2008, 08:59:57
In it's defence, although I really disliked it, at least I had some kind of strong reaction to it. It certainly wasn't just another of your run of the mill "meh, who cares, that's 90 minutes passed relatively mindlessly" Hollywood movies.

So I'm all for that sort of thing, even if I didn't like that particular film.

07-02-2008, 09:31:41
I liked Blair Witch when I first saw it and I liked it again when it was on TV the other night, but has anyone seen the 1980 film Zombie Holocaust? That's apparently where the whole 'found footage' idea originates from.

07-02-2008, 10:01:22
the "found footage" was curiously slow to emerge as a genre in cinema, when you think that in litterature, it's very very common, starting at least as early as in the late 18th (The Saragossa Manuscript) and probably earlier

the "found manuscript" of Balin in the Moria was a revelation of this trick for me as a teenager, I was very very impressed

15-02-2008, 10:47:20
Saw this the other day and really enjoyed it!:beer:

The camera action meant that you were sucked right into the film as if you were actually there.

Only problem was Ms MOBIUS didn't like it because the jerkiness of the camera was really disorientating and actually made her feel ill.:(


15-02-2008, 13:51:34
Someone I know threw up after seeing cloverfield. Nice.

15-02-2008, 17:12:08
Good movie. Definitely enjoyed it.

21-02-2008, 14:39:04
Thought it was kind of dumb myself. Didn't like the characters that much, didn't believe their behaviors...wanted more monster story and footage.

21-02-2008, 15:20:36
I did, dumb Americans in New York – very believable…;)

07-04-2008, 14:27:31
Finally good quality DVD-rips are appearing on the web, so I watched this on Sunday night. For what it was I really liked it, though I don't think I would be in too much of a rush to see it again immediately. Pretty entertaining though.

23-12-2008, 13:37:39
Just bought and watched it. Really confused at the beginning, but I enjoyed it quite a lot. I'd like a set of those camera batteries, please!