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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 08.16.2003 5:00 am    Post subject: Freddy vs. Jason Reply with quote

Anyone else see it yet? Thoughts? I'll chime in tomorrow.

In the meantime, read Walter Chaw's review at Film Freak Central.
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PostPosted: 08.16.2003 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Freddy vs. Jason Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
Anyone else see it yet? Thoughts? I'll chime in tomorrow.
So will I, if I see it tomorrow, etc.
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PostPosted: 08.16.2003 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link to Chaw's review, Michael. What a perfect parody of the kind of academic writing featured in college journals and publications like Film Quarterly! I laughed out loud, especially at the allusions to Keats and two Catholic saints.

I enjoyed the movie, for some of the same reasons that Chaw hilariously catalogs.

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PostPosted: 08.16.2003 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing it either today or tomorrow...the reviews weren't half bad, from the overview of ratings that I saw.
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PostPosted: 08.17.2003 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Chaw review was pretty clever. "Freddy vs. Jason" was pretty clever too, at times. Yeah, the dialogue sucked, and the kids tended to make unbelievable leaps of intuition, but I was surprised at how closely the movie trod the line of parody without actually crossing it. I wish they'd reigned in the Freddy-slapstick a little more. Granted it wasn't as bad as some of the later NOES entries ("Now I'm playing with power."), but the "pinball" ass-kicking he gives Jason in the boiler room made me wince, and even the inimitable Mssr. Krueger can overuse the word "bitch." Still, there were quite a few good moments. I like how Jason stole Katherine Isabelle out from Freddy's claws, and the "virgin sacrifice" moment was done really well, constituting the movie's only real surprise. Anywho, I don't know if "Freddy vs. Jason" is going to garner either series and new fans, but this old fan had a hoot.
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PostPosted: 08.17.2003 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I saw it, and I kinda liked it...it was creepy some of the time, often hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining. The idea got kind of old by the end, though. On the Flipside scale it's a B-, on my scale it's a 2.5/4.
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PostPosted: 08.18.2003 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's fun if stupid and redundant. I actually thought the core storyline and concept wasn't bad at all, but the execution left a lot to be desired.
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PostPosted: 08.21.2003 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about to head out to see it. I'll chime in when I get back or after I finish my review.
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PostPosted: 08.21.2003 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sat there with a big goofy smile on my face from the cornfield scene on. Fun. Lots of fun.
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PostPosted: 08.21.2003 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I certainly laughed more than I was at all creeped, but it's incredibly entertaining. It was kind of funny though, because these 8 year old kids took their dads, and were screaming their wits out...
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PostPosted: 08.25.2003 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might as well do the obligatory link to my review:

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PostPosted: 08.25.2003 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and I will take more publicity from your site and send it to mine. Laughing Wink

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PostPosted: 09.07.2003 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I will belatedly take traffic from your site and send it to The UK Critic Ian Waldron-Mantgani and his review of Freddy Vs. Jason.
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PostPosted: 09.09.2003 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It`s just pure fun, Nothing Great, Nothing New, Just Pure Fun!

If you are going there and you have in mind that you are going to hate, you`re gonna hate it but be open-mind and enjoy the gorefest that it is!
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PostPosted: 09.09.2003 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I like the original Nightmare on Elm Street and New Nightmare I have no interest whatsoever in seeing ths one, really. The slasher genre should be dead by now; it bewilders me to know that people still like predictable and unoriginal movies with a killer on the loose chasing a bunch of hormone-erupting sex-addicted teenagers with tight tops. We need more freshness and invention from the likes of M Night Shyamalan. That guy really knows how to make a thriller.
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