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Mon May 23, 2016, 09:12 PM

 

I just saw "The Witch" (no spoilers)

It has a 91% "Certified Fresh" score on Rotten Tomatoes, and it sucks! I'm sorry, I'm not young and hip anymore, but when I sit down to watch a "horror" movie, I expect to see SOME shit actually happen! Maybe if I'd seen it in a theater, I would have had a different view, but I seriously doubt it

And the sound was AWFUL! If anybody else here has seen it, let me know if you noticed that.

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Reply I just saw "The Witch" (no spoilers) (Original post)
Brother Joe Observes May 2016 OP
pinboy3niner May 2016 #1
Skittles May 2016 #2
Orrex May 2016 #3
Demonaut May 2016 #4
rurallib May 2016 #5
NightWatcher May 2016 #6
Oneironaut May 2016 #7
clarice May 2016 #8

Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2016, 09:16 PM

1. Was it a Big Fucking Witch?

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 03:01 AM

2. I did not care much for it either

I thought the acting was very good, and as a historical period piece the did VERY well with the scenery, dialogue and costumes - but the story, *meh*

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 07:08 AM

3. The sound was better in the theater, I suspect

What I liked about it:
Successfully evoked a sense of profound isolation
Generally effective atmosphere
Nicely creepy in some parts
Really played up the "completely out of their depth" angle as it pertained to nature overall
Captured the family's vulnerability and helplessness in the face of uncaring nature
Solid performances, especially from the twins

What I felt was lacking:
Pacing was rather slow
No real payoff. At least, none to match the implied arc of the story
Some of the father's dialogue was simply unintelligible

I don't regret seeing it, but it wasn't great. I'd probably watch it again if hit showed up on Netflix.

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 07:20 AM

4. Felt the same about The Revenant

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 08:27 PM

5. I came out of the theater with mixed feelings on this one

better than some of the crap out there, but definitely strange, somewhat incoherent.

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 09:21 PM

6. I saw a preview and thought it was The Village Pt 2

It looked just like that M Night Shamalamadingdong movie.

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 10:09 PM

7. People also loved "The Orphan" for some reason.

Twenty million jump scare cliches (including them literally using a black cat jump scare) later, I questioned why such a crappy film was praised. I suspect the one you watched is probably the same dilemma.

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Response to Brother Joe Observes (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 10:05 AM

8. I was very anxious to see this one...my being a fan of..

 

outre movies, especially horror. I also had mixed feelings after I saw it. I thought that the trailer
somewhat misrepresented the actual content of the film. It was well directed, well acted, lot's of atmosphere,
not insulting to the intelligence.....I just thought that story line could have been more lively and much more tightly constructed.
I would give it a B-

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