Aug. 27, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST
I'm very intrigued that people are actually liking this movie..
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST
In all of its forms.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST
It'll be an mst3k style comedy classic.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST
"this is about scaring you with what you think you might be seeing" <p> Sounds just like Blair Witch in that regard.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST
...playing Amtrak with Roth. Who's next in line?
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST
If the site didn't advertise the hell out of the movie everytime I open a page.
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . the trailer and Eli Roth's name told me to stay far away. Now we have 3 positive reviews. Don't get my hopes up. Don't do it!!!
Aug. 27, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST
or a modern broswer, or any number of possible solutions. There's simply no need anymore to suffer at the hands of some idiot marketing exec.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
compels you, Harold, to write semi articulate review that dosen't involve bodY fluids or socks...
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST
And as Jack Nicholson said in MARS ATTACKS, "2 out of 3 ain't bad!" Hard to argue with this site's reviews when they're clearly not out of step with the rest of the critical world. Not that that will stop the usual pissers and moaners here; some of you fuckers live on cynicism like normal people do oxygen.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST
he's the only reviewer on this site I trust. Also, Sonny_Williams... nice Mars Attacks reference. I fucking love that movie. The bit where Danny DeVito meets Tom Jones is worthy of worship.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST
huh, hooray noscript <p>movie does look intriguing, I'm a sucker for a good ghost story
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST
Is a God among men. Don't judge me...
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST
I have never been a horror movie fan, especially the slasher genre. I just have no interest in watching people get brutally murdered. I wouldn't consider my self very religious, but the satanic possessions, angels and demons kinda stuff always gets me.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST
Netflix at best.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST
Compels me not to see anything he is attached to.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
and I have to agree with Massawyrm's review of the film which gives you a very spoiler free heads up of what to expect. For me personally though, this movie falls in the category of good horror that didn't succeed in scaring me. This doesn't mean it won't work for you since I can admit that Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project did manage to creep me out while Cloverfield and REC both fit in the same category as The Last Exorcism. In each case I couldn't walk away saying I disliked the movie but simply had to accept that I didn't get the "jumps" that my moviegoer neighbors seemed to. Great performances on the cast part and unlike Mass I did the faux-umentary style as long as it's done successfully.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST
I was hoping someone would finish...
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST
Sarah Jessica Parker doing a reverse-Godfather gag. <p> Pierce Brosnan snogging a decapitated horse head = Tim Burton Genius.
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST
Why do they call it a "blow job" anyway? Should it not be "suck job". For shits and giggles once I had this broad I was banging at the time to blow on it for a while. Not nearly as satisfying as when she was using it to punch her tonsils. Just sayin is all.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
I guess I shall check this movie out when I can
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST
Who called it blowing the skin flute.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST
The whole movie Rev. Cotton is trying to expose possessions as pure hoax. He sees his job as a "service" to "sick people." So when I brings a documentary film crew to record his "last exorcism" and reveal the truth, he is a bit shocked when odd things start happening. Towards the end of the movie, he is finally convinced that demons are real, that he must exorcise Nell (in a barn of all places) and he goes for it. During the exorcism she does things that are physically impossible. (Prior to this we learn that she is pregnant and suspect her drunk father for it). As the supposed demon talks through Nell's mouth, he says something to her dad about a "blowing job." Cotton responds, "Any demon would know that the correct term is 'blow job.' But a 16 year old girl wouldn't. Nell, you are faking. It's ok to stop now." Blaa blaa. She stops. Tells them all a local kid from the diner knocked her up. They pack up and leave. While driving out of town, they decide to stop by the diner and talk to the kid who impregnated her. He tells them he barely knows her and that the idea is preposterous - he is gay. Cotton and his crew drive back to the farm to find the dark house empty, but some noise is going on in the woods. This is when the movie completely loses it. They sneak out to investigate and find a satanic cult ritual in progress. Nell's tiny baby is being cut out of her by the town preacher. We see it is a demon baby. The town preacher throws it into the fire, which explodes and we see a huge CG demon. (Harry, did you sleep through this part. YES, THERE IS CG IN THIS MOVIE). Cotton runs towards it with a raised cross, chanting scripture. He somehow found his faith again and now believes in demons. This is the last we see of him. The documentary crew runs into the woods in the opposite direction and are killed off. The Blair Witch ending leaves the camera running and we have no idea what happened.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST
Thank you. The trailer disinterested me, but all the hype on this site has been suspicious. Now, I know not to bother.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST
Never understood the hate it seems to bring out in so many. It's such a twisted tale, mega-quotable, and the huge all-star cast seems to be having a fucking ball. Probably the last Tim Burton movie that totally worked for me.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST
I don't know what possessed me to say that.
Aug. 27, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST
I don't usually like having movies "spolied" for me, but since this one looked like a stinker to begin with, I appreciate the heads up. This movie appears to be just as I suspected. CRAP of the highest level, praised, pitched, and promoted by a supposedly objective review website site who has close ties with the crew behind this movie, and just so happens to have ads for this movie plastered all over it. AICN, guys, you're appearing to have all of the objectivity of FOX news. C'mon Harry and Co. you can do better.
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST
Moving on from how this talkback got on to Mars Attacks, a lot of reason for the hate is that it's an oddball movie released close to ID4. It's very hard to place it into a genre and it takes a while before the chaos starts. It's a film that deserves a revisit, (partly for Nicholson as the President) mainly to appreciate the genius that made a film based on a series of trading cards.
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST
If Eli Roth is involved, AICN love it.
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST
And all are positive! No dissenting opinion. It's bad enough that you're planting valentines for Eli Roth. Equally disturbing: that a Grade-Z turd-cranker like Roth is the object of your passion (thank God we're visually shielded from your fantasies). Do something practical--enroll in a high school writing class. You owe a debt to the talkbackers of this site--without their support and wit, Ain't/News would have already crashed and burned a long time ago. The end is near...
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST
by Le Vicious Fishus
We need THELASTEXORCISMFAN.<BR><BR>Make it so.
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST
I am hearing that this is a pretty solid film, but my God the trailer makes it look so stupid.
Aug. 27, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
well that explains the huge explosion from the trailers. but i dont get this "twist ending" idea critics are throwing out there. either its real or its fake and well it turns out its real. maybe its not your typical demon possession but its still a situation involving actual demons. of course thats the problem with twist endings or ones claiming to be. its emphasized so much that when you finally see the movie, there's no way it'll make the impact or be as impressive as you imagined. they should really avoid mentioning so called twists in reviews and/or trailers and leave it a surprise for the audience.
Aug. 27, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST
The first 20 minutes of that movie were great. Then it just fell apart and got all weird.
Aug. 27, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST
I remember Keanu flipping off the devil as he got resurrected or whatever. That part made me chuckle, but the rest of the movie was shit.
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST
While this film DOES have terrific character and plot work, the payoff is terrible. A good idea that lasts for about 2 minutes.<p> Don't waste your time, people.
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Not reviewing that was downright CRUEL.
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
What the hell does THAT mean?!
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Well, they're not eating off the Van Beuren china.
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
When I'm callin' YOOOOOOUUUUUUUU
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
Pretty much bring the entire thing down. Up until then, I was along for the ride...not scary...not terrifying, but no doubt, creepy as hell. There were some terrific unnerving moments. Then the ending, which is just lower grade B movie stuff. B movie stuff is OK and I love it...but here, it was a complete shift in tone, and pretty much relegates the movie to the failed pile. BUT - the preacher is fantastic...he was truly wonderful
Aug. 27, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST
LOL!!!! That's stretching it.
Aug. 27, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST
In the words of the great humanitarian, George Carlin, 'Fuck these people in the ass with a big, black, rubber dong until they die'. Kill all the people you want, I don't care. Kill one kitten and I'll never see your stupid fucking movie.
Aug. 27, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST
I bring this up because of the opening of Constantine, which featured an exorcism, so it's sorta related. Anyway, Reeves penchant for shitty, wooden, utterly unconvincing line readings ruins every single movie he's in. The reason I like Inception more than Matrix is because at no point during Inception is a line as howlingly badly, phonily delivered as "This is crazy" or "I know Kung Fu." Cringeworthy. Rips me out of the movie every time. All I can think is how much better the Matrix would have been if, say, Brandon Lee had survived to star as Neo. Or how much better Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula would've been with a young, still unproven but very capable pre-fame Johnny Depp as Harker. Or Paul Bettany as a blonde, English Constantine. The only role I wouldn't recast is Ted 'Theodore' Logan. That's Keanu at his best. Clueless. Spouting dialog without regard to meaning or nuance. Anyone else? Who should have played Johnny Mnemonic? Or Jack the Speed Guy? Or the fucking Buddha?
Aug. 27, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
Aug. 28, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST
with a conclusion that throws the everything previous in doubt and leads to multiple different theories about what really happened. but i thought you didn't like that kind of ending?