FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE...beware yon spoilers!

Apr 20, 2006

Are you ready for tomorrow?

If I have any readers left after this post, 'twill be a miracle.

(idea shamelessly pinched from The Retropolitan's Tales to Astonish!, an electro-mag you really should be reading)

15 comments:

dreamrot said...

I actually don't see myself going to see Silent Hill this weekend. I think I will wait until Monday or Tuesday when the theater will be empty. I'm on a roll though, this will be 3 times going to see a movie in the past 6 months, that may be a record for me.

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

Dread Central wrote a love letter to the movie and called it a review. Looking good.

My son and I will be seeing the 7:30 p.m. show, PST. Review will be up shortly after that...spoiler and detail free, like most of my reviews.

theron said...

I automatically react unfavorably to video game flicks, but this one really does look good. Plus, Radha Mitchell, mmm mmmm.

Did anyone see "Slither"? It rocked!

James Margaret said...

From the bottom of my heart, I hate you Stacie!

but, I'll be there tomorrow at 3:50pm! Bring in the nurses!

Rachael said...

I also hate you Stacie! I hate her headband AND bows! And her one lame tooth.

I'm really sad I won't be at the movie with you tomorrow.

Stacie Ponder said...

Maybe it'll be so good I'll need to see it TWICE!

God, I've never put all my eggs into one basket like this before. If this movie sucks, I will...be...very sad.

It IS a lame tooth, isn't it? Poor thing.

theron said...

So, "Slither," nobody?

B.A. Slattery said...

I loved Slither. Don't feel alone.

I'm all over this movie tomorrow. I'm with you, Stacie: this shit better be fucking fantastic, because if not, I may have to remove my eyeballs and keep them in my pockets so I can only see what's important and not what'll let me down after months of anticipation and high expectations.

Gasp. But yeah. I'm there.

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

Early word seems to be...negative. Great visuals, terrible script, and uneven acting.

KHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!

B.A. Slattery said...

You know what a co-worker just said to me? She said she was opposed to the poster image (not yours - don't worry) because that's "how males want to see women: without mouthes."

I wonder if the rest of Silent Hill will be drenched with anti-feminist propaganda, or if my idiot co-worker is just a reactionary liberal.

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

Reminds me of a female friend who started frothing at the mouth when Sarah broke down and cried and John held her in his arms in Day of the Dead. WTF?

Stacie Ponder said...

I don't want to say much about it because so many people haven't seen it yet.

I loved it.

Chadwick, I don't agree with the negative comments you heard. Is it flawless? No. Nothing is. But it was fanfuckingtastic.

And Brennon, your co-worker is full of shit...being a bit reactionary. I actually had the thought during the film "Wow, this movie has some really strong women in it.". The men in this film are basically powerless (whether for good are evil) and the men are relegated to secondary characters for a change.

I hope you guys like it nearly as much as I did.

Chadwick H. Saxelid said...

I promised my son (or told him, which, to him, is the same thing) that we'd be seeing it to night. So I'm in for a $9.50 ticket. It had better be worth it. ;)

Reaction is pretty much across the board with most opinions lining up with either loving it or hating it. (Roger Ebert was of the "it was a nice looking mess" opinion.) Fangoria loved it, CHUD hated it, Dread Central loved it, the guest critic at Arrow in the Head hated it. Arrow hisowenself will be weighing in on Monday. I'm guessing you loved it. :)

Over at the message board I hang at (Stomp Tokyo's) everybody is impatiently waiting for the resident Silent Hill fanboy to write his review. He had been pounding the drum long, loud and hard on this flick, so interest in his opinion of the movie is rather high.

His review should be up any minute...

Stacie Ponder said...

I definitely loved it. I wonder how people who have never played the games will react to it, because as someone who adores the games, this movie was like 50 wet dreams rolled into one.

It's a horror movie...is it horrifying? I certainly thought so. The plot is just shy of being too convoluted and messy- it almost crosses, but I think it's coherent if a little heady.

There's nothing else like it, I can say that with confidence. It's a breath of fresh air in the world of horror films, and I sincerely hope Mr Gans continues to make films in the genre.

It was a beautiful mindfuck.

Stacie Ponder said...

Chadwick, I read that JoBlo guest review and...I strongly disagree with that dude about the acting. Across the board.

It's amazing what different reactions people can have to the same film.