VIDEO: MOVIE: REVIEW: Audition (1999) (Japan)
3/5 stars from Clint, 2/5 stars from Carolyn.
5/10 from both of us.
7.3/10 from IMDB in general.
“Well… That escalated quickly.”
Not quite as hardcore of a movie as I was expecting from all the talk of this being one of the most traumatizing movies in all of cinema.
It was slow for my taste, and I didn’t care for it too much, except for the final “payoff” scene, which even then was not all that.
Saw, Hostel… You’ve been outdone, Audition. You being Japanese just made you more boring, not more profound.
The fake-out was decent, but only enough to redeem you back up to 5/10.
LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235198/
VIDEO: MOVIE: REVIEW: The Cabin In The Woods (2011)
4/5 stars from both of us.
7.6/10 from Clint (same as IMDB in general!)
8/10 from Carolyn.
Ultimately I was kind of disappointed with this one, given all the hype.
That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I just felt that the concept held more promise than the execution gave. This is usually true in many movies with unique concepts, but it hurt this for me… More than usual. There wasn’t nearly enough time spent on all the *other* monsters.
It felt rushed. It was too short. This story would have been better if it was fleshed out more: 2.5 hours instead of 1.5 hours. But oh, horror movies always have to be 1.5 hours!
This could have been a deeper story, with more epicness. Still a good movie. Still worth seeing. But I rank this as not as good as Joss Whedon’s average work.
The controlled environment definitely reminded me of The Hunger Games — but The Hunger Games had a much better societal commentary.
This seemed to start out too slow, then finish up too fast.
LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259521/