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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:14 am

Was this the one with the sobbing man? Meh.

I did nod off though. I would give it another chance.
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Post by Gungrave » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:12 pm

Slightly overlong but a fantastic initial set-up and emotionally engaging.

The references and blatant comments on de-sensitisation and pop culture were a tad too obvious and clumsy, but teh acting, development and tension were brilliantly handled.

A great substitute, although tiotally understand its initial absence due to its echoing of many other FF film themes.
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Post by Tragedygirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:31 pm

Found it a bit blah blah really. I think if viewed on its own might have enjoyed it more ... but was left unimprerssed with the "oh its kids" revelation.

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Post by voor » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:57 pm

Loved the first half - the second half was ok though it seemed like a bit of a let down - however it was one of those rare times when guns seemed scary for a change.

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Post by lupogirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:19 pm

Quite enjoyed this one. Great use of sound. Agree about the comments of thinking of another chase through the woods. That aside. Still enjoyed it. A bit of a shame they revealed it was children a bit early in the film.

Liked the alternating shots of gun(a bit like Doom) and then children.
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Post by DavieT » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:06 pm

Hello Doris! wrote:was it just me or was anyone else really happy when the fat kid was drowned?
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Brought a big smile to my face too ;)

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Post by AndyJWS » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:14 pm

Decent, fairly brutish although would have preferred if the real video game reliance had been by the guy isolated and attacked... but the name of the main character (which is probably banned on the forum)? Surely they got mixed up with Bad Biology there?!
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Post by dangerous_jamie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:14 am

I had forgotten about that!

I was sitting by a stranger, but I desperately wanted to make a comment, when he was getting to know the girl in the petrol station, about them both getting some Quim.
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Post by soulmining » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:23 am

I'd seen this one at TIFF last year so was glad of the extra break! Although it was a shame to lose The Substitute which I've still yet to see...
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Post by scrobble » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:00 pm

Quite enjoyed this one, although it did feel like something I'd seen before. If I'd seen it on its own rather than after Eden Lake I think I'd have got more out of it.
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Post by i-went-to-frightfest » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:37 am

i enjoyed this...though i can understand why it was probably taken out of the festival with its 'bad kids' theme and comparisons with eden lake but at the same time i felt it was different in that eden lakes kids were bad and these 1s werent they were just essentially acting out a game, although a game with very real consequences

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Post by Girl Serial Killer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:50 pm

I think it's far too simplistic to draw parallels between this and Eden Lake. Both have bad kids and woods in, so what? That really is where the similarity ends; these are very different films. And hoodies? Not these ones. Hoodie isn't a word to describe all bad kids, it refers to a very specific kind of kid, British at that. Maybe it's just me.

Anyway, for the record, this one bored me not quite rigid but almost. There just wasn't enough in the story to warrant a feature length, I don't think.

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Post by arrangedletters » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:47 pm

the use of the word hoodie iritates me somewhat. considering I have worn them for an age and I'm yet to mug any one... even after starting to wear them with the hood up on occassion, less to hide my face more to keep my ears warm.. but still no stabbings or beatings up.. I think i must be broken or something.
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Post by orlovsky » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:02 pm

arrangedletters wrote:the use of the word hoodie iritates me somewhat. considering I have worn them for an age and I'm yet to mug any one... even after starting to wear them with the hood up on occassion, less to hide my face more to keep my ears warm.. but still no stabbings or beatings up.. I think i must be broken or something.
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Post by Girl Serial Killer » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:50 pm

arrangedletters wrote:the use of the word hoodie iritates me somewhat. considering I have worn them for an age and I'm yet to mug any one... even after starting to wear them with the hood up on occassion, less to hide my face more to keep my ears warm.. but still no stabbings or beatings up.. I think i must be broken or something.
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