The Banshee Chapter 3D

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The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by bounce08 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:22 pm

Not shown yet, it's on tommorow. I'm going to stick my neck on the line and say, innappropriate 3D aside, I'm expecting this one to be one of the suprise hits of FF this year.

The trailer was creepy and from what little I've heard, sounds promising. Also, of all the films Zachary Quinto has been involved with that I've seen, none have been poor (he produced this).

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by jonbly » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:43 pm

6/10 - disappointing lack of internal logic in this one. Shame, as there's a good movie in here somewhere.

jonbly's cunning plan to watch this in 2D came to nought, alas - so apologies to anyone disturbed by the sudden shift back to Plan A. Seems they're using a Dolby system here now, rather than the previous RealD3D.

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by Stephen with ph » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:51 pm

The 3D was a real problem, in a technical sense with the documentary footage at the start, and throughout whenever we switched to found-footage mode. Maybe it would have been a different story if they'd restricted the use of 3D to the "real" sequences?

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by FranksWildYears » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:59 pm

I slept through most of this, although sadly not all of it.

I will, however, be the first tedious wanker to point out that [pedant]the word 'sheriff' is spelt with one 'r' and two 'f's.[/pedant] :)

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:45 am

Utter crap

2/10

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by DucDeRichleau » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:17 am

A story about numbers stations and pineal glands sounds like a hoot, but this was a bit of a letdown, I thought. I definitely preferred the Stuart Gordon take on the From Beyond plot line - Banshee Chapter just seemed a bit lacking in terms of coherence. Would have liked a bit more light shed on just what these creatures that wanted to 'wear' people were supposed to be and where they might have come from. I'm all for ambiguity and lingering mystery, but not to the point where I'm no longer invested as a viewer. 4/10

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:25 pm

Poor. A ridiculous story served up with half baked acting and nonsense 3-D. Ted Levine was fun but that's about it.

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:38 pm

3D looked a but tacked on and rather pointless.

Struggled to stay awake in this.

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by streetrw » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:53 pm

I almost walked during the terrible first 15-20 minutes. I'm glad I didn't because once it cut back on the damnable found footage schtick (I'm not a fan) and focused on teh girlfriend's investigation it was actually a good little thriller. The problem was the 3D which didn't belong and didn't achieve anything - and the effect had even been applied to things like her mobile phonecam and the 1970s UMatic video cameras. It was a pointless distraction more than anything else.
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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by TheDukeAbides » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 pm

The director said he wanted it to be more immersive, if that was the plan for using 3D then it was a complete waste of time.

I annoyed me with its constant 1st-person/3rd-person pov changes within scenes.

I agree there is something good in this trying to get out, but it all felt about too forced and ended up not knowing what it wanted to be.

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:11 pm

The 3D was totally inappropriate for the film, the director didn't seem to know if he was making a found-footage movie, a mockumentary or just a regular film.... but I did quite enjoy it. Ted Levine is always good value for money.

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by chary » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:28 am

Could of done with more actual story, i found the reporter to be really annoying and if she'd done a little bit more research it would of made a more interesting film atleast. I did enjoy the Lovecraft reference, is this the first time that Lovecraft and mk-ultra have been put together into one film? I'd be interested to see more in the same vein

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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by Alex J » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:20 pm

A tense exploration of counter-culture societies and government experiments based on the real-life MK-Ultra tests. I enjoyed this one - the factual basis, suspenseful scenes, the search for forbidden knowledge and moments of humour helped propel this one along nicely. I thought the two lead performances were fine too. 8 / 10
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Re: The Banshee Chapter 3D

Post by DJBenz » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:19 am

The Soapmaker wrote:the director didn't seem to know if he was making a found-footage movie, a mockumentary or just a regular film
Agreed. It seemed to dip in and out of found footage at will. Wins the prize hands down for the most pointless 3D ever. In the better group of a fairly lackluster bunch for Monday.

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