Full Blown Panic Attack
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My favorite thing about the series is when you think about behind the scenes and everything that Death is doing to fuck with the characters. Tony Todd, who shows up in a couple of quick scenes to sound menacing and give the characters a push, is (I think anyway) Death himself. He gives everyone the idea that they can win, knowing that they can’t. He makes their deaths as fucked as possible. He will let them live for months, thinking they have cheated death, only to kill them off. I even think that he gives the characters the visions just to have fun with them. The series is better than some of the entries in it and I think that can be attributed to the fay 5 brings it around full circle.
I can definitely recommend seeing this first installment unlike some of the others that you will read about in a minute.
The ending is spectacular and I didn’t see it coming. The two survivors decide to finally take that trip to Paris. As they are taking their seats on the plain, they see a fight break out up front, and a bunch of people escorted off, showing that they have taken flight 180, and all of this movie happened before the first one. My only gripe is that I wish the movie ended as soon as we find out instead of showing the explosion and such. Would have had more impact.
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And that's the end of another marathon. These things really take it out of me, but they are also super fun. Please sound off below if you agree or violently disagree with my opinions, and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter to get weekly updates on new posts and novels.
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There comes a point in some franchises when being a good movie isn’t all that important anymore. The moment I saw Bride of Chucky in the theater, and loved it, I basically forfeited the right to ever require a Chucky film to be “good”. That being said, I really enjoyed Cult, but it isn’t good.
Chucky himself is back to his original look (or close), though the effects are better. He still looks clunky when he walks, and the mouth doesn’t line up with the words much, but I think that adds to it. I don’t want to see a perfectly moving doll because it makes sense that it would be hard to move with your mind in a toy. Kind of like how I never want to see Godzilla walking perfectly. I need his feet to wobble, and his body to shake a little.
The movie is left open at the end, and I really hope another film is in the works. Recommended whole-heartedly to anyone that likes their horror with a healthy amount of gore and humor. Not many scares to be had, though you might jump a little once or twice. Sound off in the comments to let me know what you think of the film.
1. The Thing
3. The Pale Man
5. Weird Eyeball face Floaty Thing
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