I like the style. James McAvoy can be an entertaining actor, so there's that. But the story gets so damn convoluted. Trance goes on way too long, and like a minute into the what-felt-like-thirty-minutes-of exposition that explains the entire plot, I wanted to throw my hands up in the air and say "fuck this," even though I knew the movie was almost over.
That long-ass exposition was really the kicker for me. They can't just let the plot gradually unfold,…
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I really enjoyed this. It has a slow burn thing going, but the tension keeps it from ever being boring.
The setting is great. The characters and acting all add a layer of tension that never dissipates. The cinematography is beautiful. There's no unnecessary action, no unnecessary spectacle, just a great script and great story enhanced by great filmmaking.
There's a deleted scene that actually adds a lot more to the film, where we see things from Ava's perspective and…
This is one of my favorite films ever. It is the perfect blend of sci-fi and horror. The special effects are so well done that even decades later they remain a disturbing sight; modern movies should watch The Thing and weep in shame.
The characters, the paranoia, the sense of claustrophobic doom, it's all brilliantly done.
I watched this movie when I was decently young, so it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the few films that ever managed to scare me.
Just found my MGM Region 3 Director's Cut buried in a pile of DVDs. Groovy.
The movie is 93 minutes long with some alternate takes and the original ending. It's awesome, though I do miss "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun."
Army of Darkness is a ridiculous, campy, over-the-top slapstick comedy in which the goofy Ash manages to make life a lot more difficult for everyone he meets. There really is nothing like a Bruce Campbell one-liner.