Cut (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Y'know, the Scream series was
kinda fresh when it came out, but how many movies can
they make which are either
slasher movies about people making slasher
slasher movies where the characters analyze their
fates by referring to the conventions of the
slasher movie genre
|It seems like there are a lot of these,
and they all are about half serious (except Scary Movie),
and they are all so self-referential that they not only
refer to other slasher films, but they feel a need to
drop names like Godard and Hitchcock and DeNiro as well.
They are like senior film projects meant to be watched by
other people who are also making film projects, trying to
impress everyone with their name-dropping.
|none. Two shower scenes well
obscured by the shower glass.
|And, in fact, a couple of these lately
have actually been about people making their senior film
projects. The last one I saw was the American film,
"Urban Legends- Final Cut", and this one is an
Aussie film that is pretty much the same movie, except
not as Hollywood slick and a bit wittier, and with some
silly supernatural elements added. And both of them are
pretty much the same movie as Scream 3. And I just can't
come up with a good reason to watch any of the above.
Why is it in
slasher films that the female victims scream to the
masked killer - "get away from me"? Does saying
that ever help? I would like to see the killer say,
"oh, OK", and walk away casually.
variation I saw on the serial death theme in the past
year was Final Destination, which is the one you want to
see if you really want to see one.
||By the way:
- Insideout UK
thought it was a hoot, and said "it's so
knowingly bad that it ...attains a perverse
- Molly Ringwald is
in this film, and it looks like she now tips the
scales with about 40 extra pounds since I saw her
last. She now looks like Bette Midler.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 4.5.
movie. Has been playing overseas. Now
playing in Estonia, making it perhaps the
first Australian movie ever to appear in
Estonia before it gets to the USA.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is somewhere in the range
of C- to D. I'm not sure, but I think genre fans
may think it's OK, but there's nothing new, so even they might hate it.
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