We'll, I share the love, and agree with the sentiment that an awful lot of people that see this film aren't going to be thinking about the movies deeper themes. I guess that's where essays about the movie come in, but then I suppose there is spoiler territory to think about. It's kind of a strange thing, as this is of course one of those films where such discussion could ruin the film, but also after people have seen it, greatly enhance it.
The crowd at the theatre were laughing a lot throughout and smiling and laughing when they left. Some seemed to like it. Yet I did hear a few quite negative comments from several viewers who were actually also laughing about it afterwords. It's almost as if they were laughing at a lot of the stuff in the film but thought it was awful overall. I'm not sure what to make of that response. Possible little spoiler - The reasons some people aren't liking this film actually makes for a good discussion, fitting in with one of the film's themes.
I thought that the filmmakers really pulled it all together compentally, and at the moment I can't think of any real misteps or plotholes, although maybe on a second view they might become noticeable.
I'll have to look into Tucker & Dale vs. Evil if its a similar film. For those who are interested, there's another recent film that plays on the genre in a pretty funny way with a fairly well done psyhcological theme. Jack Brooks - Monster slayer.
It has some great stuff in it including this scene
which I thought was hilarious within the setting of the film, although it might not be that funny on its own. Note - Language warning - for the F word.
I really enjoyed the film, but I'm wondering just what critics are referring to when they talk about the "twist"?
I sort of saw that coming from the opening credits, and it was pretty clear by the beginning of the second act.
I think that one part was evident even from the trailer, and wasn't really a twist.
Edited by Attica, 16 April 2012 - 03:33 PM.