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Not for everyone, but definitely for me.
Ravenous is as fun as a movie can get for me. Honestly, this is not a movie for everybody. Not because of it's violence or subject matter, but because of its execution. Ravenous is as unconventional as any film gets.
It's not an avant garde film by any means, but it doesn't take itself as seriously as it could or as much as most people would like it to. I think this is where the film excels and makes it such a rare gem.
If you're tired of the same ol'thing check out Ravenous. The music by Damon Albarn (blur and Gorillaz) and Micheal Nyman is bizarre and appropriate. It makes the film light hearted where otherwise it would be an intense thriller. Though the music also plays on the intensity.
The characters are unique and the performances are solid. It's a supernatural thriller with a demented sense of humor which for me made the film interesting, for others I can see why they wouldn't like it. But it's cannibalism...it's a disgusting thing, the best way to treat it is with some dark humor and imagination. This film would have been standard and boring had it been a linear tale of good versus evil. Instead we get confused and confusing characters you can never fully relate to, but enjoy watching.
Bottom line, if you're looking for something unconventional and want to grin from ear to ear, check it out. It's brutal, comical and above all entertaining. Does it deserve the 10 out of ten rating I'm giving it? Probably not, but time after time I watch this movie and have a lot of fun and appreciate its unique nature.
Horror is back on track
Slither is exactly what you think it is, but better. I was fairly eager to see the movie, but when I got there and started watching it, it seemed as though I had to force myself to calm down. The movie had me giggling and appreciating comedy in horror that hasn't been done well in quite a long while.
Eli Roth adds great humour to his flicks, but relies to much on pot and sex jokes. Don't get me wrong, Hostel was a fantastic fun ride, but Slither...somehow comes across as classy next to most everything else. It's well paced and knows where it's going and how it's going to get there. The movie has everything a horror flick should have, plus a ton of character.
Sadly this will probably bring an onslaught of imitators who try to be corny and freaky at the same time, but as always they'll be forgotten. I think Slither has the ability to stick around a while. It has cult classic written all over it.
As a bonus, the film can now boast my favorite kill in any movie ever. All horror fans should see this, and I think non-horror fans could like it as well. It has it all. Hot chicks, gore, and comedy.
Visually stunning with the content to back it up.
Stay is the kind of film that either grips you, or leaves you flat. I was gripped.
The visuals are fantastic and the editing gives this a feel like no other film I've ever seen. Everything about this movie cries out for attention, from the performances to the visuals to the editing and so on, which is why I think some people get distracted and lose focus. Or they focus too much and wait for the surprise ending, missing the point of the movie. Yes, there is a bit of surprise ending, but it's not the ending that matters so much as why we end up where we do.
This is a sad story about love. Love in many different forms, guised as a thriller. I think this film goes beyond the realm of a regular genre film, and brings a heart with it. Albeit a different looking heart.