HARPOON: REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE

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HARPOON: REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE

Post by iomega » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:31 am

Our final film and the best title of the weekend, but what the film any good?

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Post by maxmum » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:28 am

It was a heck of a lot better than I thought it would be. But most of the characters were hateful so was good to see them biute the dust.
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Post by Geishagirl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Best last film I have ever seen at FF. Great fun but what was the sad ending all about?? made me laugh so much tho- and that poor girl, could anything else have happened to her?! I loved the 'Oh So Quiet' moment on so many levels. I enjoyed it and would def watch it again.
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Post by Satans Puppy » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:41 pm

I loved the Oh So Quiet bit too!! :) I started to laugh but it was a really good scene... :)

So much better than anticipated but I didn't like the opening sequences.
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Post by Geishagirl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:35 pm

I laughed when she started singing too...but then it became all emotional- woz pretty good actually :) Plus thats my karaoke song of choice :D
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Post by Grindhouse » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:37 pm

Fell asleep through most of this :oops:
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Post by krispyg » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:44 pm

Great and wonderful fun to watch. It is exactly what it says it is, some wonderfully inventive and crazy deaths, totally OTT and doesn't take itself to seriously.

Really really enjoyable, would want to see this again
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Post by lupogirl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:18 pm

I thought it was a great title. Wasn't particulary keen on the opening scenes. I have to admit i was getting quite sleepy towards the end. Some good deaths but did think it was a bit slow going.
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Post by roystalin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:43 pm

Loved this film, especially the 'Black Panther' line and 'I'm sorry I'm gay' some great black comedy aspects to this film!

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an ideal closing film

Post by stewartguitar » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:26 pm

We had seen some stuff by that time on Saturday that demanded a bit of intellectual effort, and we were tired. What we needed was some fun, some gore and some laughs, and we got them.

Not much tension perhaps but a couple of jumps, some crowd-pleasing deaths and lots of funny dialogue, poking fun at the genre, at every cliched character, and especially at Iceland.

Well done the Icelandic film industry for not using this as a tourism boost. None of what we saw of Iceland was beautiful, especially not the people.

I went home smiling - a fitting end to Frightfest Glasgow.

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Post by daveroughcut » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:23 pm

I expected shot on video late night gore drenched dreck (who usually picks those is it Paul?) but this turned out to be E stellar! Should have been on lat on the Friday and 2001 MANIACS last so i could have gone home early

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Post by Marlin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:49 pm

I'd only read one review prior to seeing this and have to admit i was expecting the worst. What I actually received was, oddly enough, a genuinely pleasant surprise. A thousand faults, but if taken as a pure expliotation film I thought it was marvellous. Plot holes wide enough to ship a tanker through, hilariously contrived kills, predictable nudity and silliness...

Pure grindhouse. I really liked it, to the worrying degree that, when summing up the best and worst of Frightfest, this came in as my second favourite.

That said, my number one was Amer, so read into that what you will.

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Post by Alex J » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:16 pm

Some good deaths, with a different setting, but the tone was uneven and it was pretty daft! Perhaps I would have enjoyed a darker, more brutal film more..... 6.5 / 10
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Post by sherbetbizarre » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:20 am

The DVD is currently £2.99 at Play...

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Post by MaxRenn » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:53 pm

sherbetbizarre wrote:The DVD is currently £2.99 at Play...
Which says it all really.
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