Saturday, September 3, 2011

Responses to Dark

John, I agree that in another setting, I'd really like these creatures. I was actually rooting for them, hoping (I knew in vain) for there to be some sort of twist in which they slaughtered all the characters in the film and danced merrily on their broken, bloody bodies. Fantastical monsters is one of Del Toro's strengths, and you see it much more in Pan's Labyrinth and the Hellboy movies. Remember the thing with eyes in its hands? Creepy.
Chris, this was not a good horror movie. It should have had a PG-13 rating. Don't be so nice to it.
I hate to be such a curmudgeon (you guys know this is rare for me), but I was pissed that I didn't get scared. I've been spoiled by movies like Paranormal Activity 2 and Insidious lately (I know I keep mentioning them but they're really good) and was settled in for some real thrills. If my expectations hadn't been so high, I might have enjoyed it more. I'm serious about watching another horror film tonight. I'm going to do it right now. And eat a couple of ice cream sandwiches.
We want YOU! Arrrrgh!

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