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Re: Maniac
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2012, 04:45:26 pm »
Wait, apparently there WERE stegosaurus in Jurassic Park :O  Maybe I haven't seen it, and have been imagining it the whole time!

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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 04:49:49 pm »
Sorry, they're in the book and I only read the book because I'm a better person?

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Re: Maniac
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2012, 04:53:46 pm »
I only read the author's original idea that he wrote down on a scrap of paper so that makes me an even better person.

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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2012, 06:28:59 pm »
I saw it at the cinema TWICE-eratops.
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2012, 06:29:55 pm »
I saw it at the cinema TWICE-eratops.

Oh and the Stegasauri were in the second movie.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2012, 07:21:10 pm »
I think this actually looks pretty good. Most torture porn films are terrible films, but I think some are quite good.

The loved ones is a good example of these done right, and I actually think Hostel is quite a well-made film.
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2012, 10:39:16 am »
Oh and the Stegasauri were in the second movie.

They didn't show up pterodac-til the second movie, you mean.

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Re: Maniac
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2012, 10:41:09 am »
That rapto--ld him, alright! (raptor)

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Re: Maniac
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2012, 11:33:53 am »
Brachiosauridae like that joke -or -
Brachiosauridae lightful joke, Dan.

Depending on how you pronounce it. Please delete as appropriate.

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Re: Maniac
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2012, 01:46:33 pm »
This is getting fucKingKoopa silly now.

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Re: Maniac
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2013, 05:29:40 pm »
Maniac is a really well-made horror film and I liked it. 90% of the film is done in first person, which is unusual but works really well. A LOT of gore, I thought Elijah Wood acted well in it. Not seen the original to compare, but I liked it a lot, definitely didn't feel like a waste of time (which a lot of horror films do).
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2019, 03:41:16 pm »
Gave up on this tacky movie halfway through, despite it being under 90 minutes.
The first-person conceit is inconsistent (apparently this is a killer who spends a lot of time making establishing shots, not looking where he's driving, posing in reflections with his knife held just right, as well as having a narrow yet adjustable field of vision and some sort of lens flare disorder, and the ability to teleport), the victims and kills are all cheesy stupid b-movie bullshit, and the whole thing is washed over with lazy post-Drive 80s neon/synth.
None if it is particularly original or subtle either - extended killer POV shots have been a staple for decades (granted the 1980 original partook in this), doing the whole thing in first-person had already happened with found-footage movies, the killer is driven by mommy issues, and at one point they play Goodbye Horses.
There are some cool moments with hallucinations, and if the film had leant more in this direction I probably would have enjoyed it a whole lot. But instead it's mostly the kind of movie Scream took the piss out of 15 years earlier.

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« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2019, 07:28:03 pm »
In the last 6 years Iíve watched the original to compare - the original is absolutely fantastic, one of the best horror movies ever made imo. Unbelievably grungy, horrible in a way thatís so effective.
Still have a soft spot for the remake (though donít think Iíve seen it since then).
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