Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

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Jack Brooks Monster Slayer

Post by odishon » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:58 pm

Really good fun and witty script.

Give me rubber monsters over CGI any day!

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Post by jonbly » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:50 pm

Fun, and a great turn from Englund... but a bit too thin.

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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:56 pm

jonbly wrote:Fun, and a great turn from Englund... but a bit too thin.
Skipped this one, couldn't face anything after Martyrs and it looked pretty standard from the trailer. It's getting quite a lot of coverage so I will check it out on DVD. This and Autopsy are really failing to set the forum alight aren't they.

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Post by AdeBrown » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:42 pm

Was determined to see this after Martyrs and it paid off.
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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:19 pm

It was what was needed. Perhaps took a bit of time to get going, but it's always good to see Robert Englund in more than a one-scene cameo (cough Hatchet cough) and it shows up the superiority of endearingly cheesy physical monster effects rather than twenty billion pixels of sleek and shiny CGI. Very enjoyable.

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Post by EvilAsh » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:59 pm

Great fun

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Post by Fenriz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:09 pm

Meh, took a bit too long to get going, spent far too long on Jack's anger management issues, and he only actually became a monster slayer in the last 10 minutes or so.

Once Robert Englund became that monster and Jack was fighting him, we were in B-movie heaven, but it had dragged a bit up to then. This was a welcome fun film after Martyrs, but it just felt a bit like an elongated episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Fun, but was expecting it to be better

6/10

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Post by dangerous_jamie » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:11 pm

I did think that Jack needed to work on his quipping. You can't slay beasts without cracking wise every now and then.
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Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:37 pm

Forgot to mention the score by Ryan Shore - there is a CD coming soon, I believe, though I think it's a limited pressing.

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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:42 am

I loved this one! Jack reminded me of Adam Sandler (happy gilmore) and thought it was really funny. I will definately own this movie and watch it for fun.
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Post by Gungrave » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:40 pm

Waaaaaay too short...we need more!!!

Loved it, the perfect pick-me-up after a pretty depressing day. Had all the ingredients of a classic...just way too short.

Fingers crossed for the sequel, it certaily has the potential.
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Post by maxmum » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:14 pm

TV spin off yeah!!!!
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Post by valido » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:42 pm

Fenriz wrote:Meh, took a bit too long to get going, spent far too long on Jack's anger management issues, and he only actually became a monster slayer in the last 10 minutes or so.
I agree, but they probably just did the best they could with the budget. In the end it was good fun. Let's say 6.5/10 :wink:

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Post by Tragedygirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:55 pm

was MEGA dissappointed in this!! Was expecting it to be chessy, but funny and cool at the same time. It failed.

I tried to like this, I really did and i chuckled here and there but on a whole this was "blah" film for me.

shame :(

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Post by halloweengirl » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:27 pm

I liked this one - did what it said on the tin. It finished the day off perfectly for me, particularly after Martyrs.

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