Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by 4Roses, May 19, 2021.
My NDA doesn't run out for another 2 years, sorry huns.
Ddddd the production is pretty (and Marco Beltrami's music), but the characters are really unlikeable - couldn't stand the final girl at all.
The bread slicer scene was inventive. Part 2 looks like it'll be more fun.
Well.... I LOVED this.
Everything I wanted from a "Fear Street" movie and seeing the original book art was super cool.
The cast and story were great and I did actually like/care about what happened to them which is rare these days.
I won't say much as the story will continue unfold over the next 2 weeks but I'm a sucker for multi-generational horror stuff.
It'd be great if this lead to more installments because there's so many stories that would make great films.
So this was pretty terrible. There was nothing scary to be found and the couple of deaths towards the end were kind of cruel and gruesome, but not in a good way.
At least when Tatum is killed in Scream, you get the satisfaction of the killers getting their comeuppance. Here, it was just emptiness.
I’m only 25 minutes in, but the main girl seems horrible. Obviously I’m going to keep watching it, but I’m definitely not feeling it so far.
Edit:Overall it was fine, but none of the characters were that likeable and the film kind of relied upon you caring about Sam and Deena but I thought Sam was incredibly boring. One death in particular felt quite mean near the end.
The music budget alone, though…
Am I disappointed Kate died? Of course. But at least she joins this iconic list of sassy women who should’ve been among the final girls
Did they choose the wrong final girl? Yes, they did.
Won't be able to finish tonight do to work ruining my life but so far...
-This homage to Scream
- The soundtrack!
This movie is speaking to me on a personal level.
I know which death you mean and I completely agree. I know we’ve had lots of deaths in horror that the audience are meant to be annoyed by, but it just seemed overly cruel and didn’t fit with the tone of the rest of the film.
I loved it! Yes, the final girls were dull but everything else really worked.
I was 16 in 1994 and none of the aesthetics seemed to reflect that - an AOL chatroom and a bit of grungey rock aside, this could've been anywhen.
The pacing was also problematic, there was a spate of killings, then what seemed like an hour of almost nothing bit figuring out the blood thing, and then two more icky murders thrown in. They needed a few more second-tier characters to be axe/knife/razor fodder while the main ones did the Scooby Doo work.
And why did the Milkman not show up with the others?
Hoping summer camp hi-jinks of part 2 get it right.
I have mixed feelings about this one. Some things I liked but the pacing was off. It could of been trimmed down some. The acting wasn’t too good and they could of leaned into the 1994 setting some more but the soundtrack was great. I am looking forward to the next one though.
I think it was tonally all over the place. I’m not sure it knew what it wanted to be. And 1994? Where?
Overall a decent watch, better than 99% of horror churned out these days.
That one death though… no matter how creative… just uncalled for. It actually annoyed me.
Well I enjoyed it a ton! It wasn't particularly scary at all, but the nostalgia was a blast, the soundtrack was perfect, and I had a good ass time.
I am imagining an alternate universe where basically the entire cast of Bring It On starred in this movie. Just imagine: Eliza Dushku as Deena, Kirsten Dunst as Sam, Gabrielle Union as Kate, Jesse Bradford as Simon - a serve most pleasing to me.
Also, was this filmed like -- years ago? Maya Hawke looks younger than she did on Stranger Things Season 3, which aired ages ago.
Spoiler: Spoiler-y thoughts:
They absolutely picked the wrong final girl/characters to focus on though. Kate (and Simon, who should have spent the entire film in his underwear) were far more interesting characters than Deena and Sam. I did enjoy Kate's death because it was iconic-ish, even if it was annoying that they died at all. I was surprisingly rooting for all these characters because they generally weren't being dumb the whole time, which was a refreshing change of pace in a horror movie.
Looking forward to part II and III.
To answer this, yes, they shot these in early 2019 with Fox intending to release them throughout 2020, but the Disney merger & COVID lead to delays and the sale to Netflix.
As a Scream fanatic and big fan of the 90’s slashers, I really wanted to like it, but it was so bad I couldn’t even finish it. So bad I was kinda rooting for all of them to get killed. Maya Hawke was flawless as usual though.
Okay I had a lot of fun watching this. I made sure not to go into this with high expectations because slasher movies just don’t hit like they did in the 90s/ early 00’s.
I’d say this was a fairly decent attempt at capturing a lot of the jumpiness of those 90s slasher movies.
That scene with the girl though, Jesus Christ.
I’m looking forward to the next instalment next week.
I thought it started off brilliantly and then kind of just fell apart halfway through. At times it seemed like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be. A full on gory R rated slasher film, a 90's version of Stranger Things or something aimed at kids that would have been on Nickelodeon.
I went in with low expectations, based on some of the comments here, but actually rather enjoyed it. The opening was great and there were a few surprise jumps and scares and even some gory parts I wasn’t expecting. Not bad at all.
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