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So this isnít a review yet as I'm going to see this tonight, and I got to say I'm pretty damn excited. I havenít been this excited about a new horror since The VVitch.

Great cast, excellent premise, and the trailer looks fantastic. It also seems to be rating very well.

What could go wrong? Famous last words.

Can someone please just make a decent horror!

Has anyone seen this yet?


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I saw it Tuesday night in a packed screening.

Pleased to report that it was excellent, incredibly tense in places with a great script and a fantastic cast.

I'll probably see this again on big screen in a week or two.


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So good to hear!


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Though it may not be quite as tense as waiting for the voting announcement


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Literally nothing is as tense as that. Will be stalking the boards all day.


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Watched it the other day. Well worth the price of admission.

I thought it was a little slow to begin with (after one pivotal scene) but then it took off nicely.

Never experienced a quieter audience in a theatre.   The film has a strange knock-on affect of making you stay quiet.

Krasinski did a great job of directing and, (apparently) rewriting a script/story based on an original script by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. I've read the original script which comes in around 60 something pages. The finished product is much improved on the original idea, now a collaborative effort.

Emily Blunt is always a solid actor imh, and the kids did well too.

The sound design is terrific and the film looks great.

Not for lovers of gore this one, but I prefer suspense anyway.
4 out of 5. Very enjoyable.

P.S. The original script was read and reviewed on Scriptshadow by Carson and I kept reading after the cinema release that JK wrote it, hence my note above. Wonder how much the original writers got for the concept/story.





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That.Was.Awesome!!!

I absolutely loved it, all of it. Honestly couldn't fault it.

What a spectacular piece of cinema.

I don't think it needs it, but if I could change one thing I'd...

SPOILER kind of, not really with out any context

Lose all the dialogue, and only keep the final scream.

But wow, seriously!!


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I thought it was pretty good.

The beginning was a bit dull, partly due to the quiet thing, and the end was lame Imo. The middle but was a decent creature flick and I really felt for Emily Blunt.

It was worth the admission for her alone.

I didn't find it tense, as the fact that they were quiet meant there was no character development so I could only empathise with them on a fairly low level. The only time I was really engaged with them is with Blunt when she was going through her "thing".

They always say that films are just about picking a character and giving them a bad day... Well that was one bad day.

It was hard to buy that these things would be so hard to defeat. Ultimately all you'd have to do was put a stereo on a wire over a big hole and they'd run right in.

Any kind of cage, trap, volcano, hole with a stereo inside would do and the idea that the military had not tried different frequencies in them before when all they can do is hear was a bit silly.

But it was OK. An average story elevated by a good cast, especially Blunt, and decent production.
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Just saw it two nights ago and I was very happy with it, not blown away to the moon, but...

SPOILER

SPOILER!!!

They all definitely still died in the end. Blowing out their ear drums(or whatever) didnít actually kill them, and I donít remember seeing a large quantity of shotgun shells laying around. Plus, Ma just gave birth and neither kid has the ability to care for the family like Dad.

SPOILER OVER

The lighting was superb in this film, but I love the use of a heavy red key light in any movie. I think the sound design could of been pulled back a bit. Like great, no dialogue so you need to rely on other sounds to tell the story, but that doesnít mean those sounds all have to be as emphatic as they made them. Itís kind of me splitting hairs, and Iím not making million dollar blockbusters so who knows, it seemed forced on multiple occasions that noises were so front and center.

The novelty of making emphatic noise a staple part of this movies diet is not lost on me. I think it could of been more brilliantly fine tuned is all.

Overall, I felt connected to the characters, and isnít that all that matters?
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That was so good. I didn't think I could physically make it through it was so tense.


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It was brilliantly simple. Perfectly cast. Kept us on the edge of our seats. I LOVED it. Best horror I've seen in a long while. The only thing I thought was a bit hokey was the monsters/alien/spider things.


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