Demonic

Taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend, August 27th - 31st 2015
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Demonic

Post by jonbly » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:10 pm

6/10 - Managed to stay interesting despite coming in after everyone's been murdered. But all a bit by the numbers, despite a decent twist. Bad guy is just a bit too powerful for the plot...

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Re: Demonic

Post by Alex J » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:10 pm

I really liked a lot about this movie, but felt the ending somewhat undermined what went before. The more you think about it the less it makes sense. Agree with the earlier post that the "evil" seemed overpowered for the plot. 7.5 / 10
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Re: Demonic

Post by Oswald Cobblepot » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:10 am

Given that this was the Weinsteins asking James Wan for some bottom of the Saw/Inisdious idea barrel scrapings I was expecting this to be utter rubbish, but it wasn't bad. The teenagers weren't that irritating, having Frank Grillo and Maria Bello helped, and the intercutting of the timelines was reasonably competent.

The plot was pretty dumb though, and the total lack of gore will allow them to secure their coveted PG13 certificate. Still better than Cherry Tree though.....

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Re: Demonic

Post by mamawaldi » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:49 pm

Run-of-the-mill okayness with Wan's name attached to ensure good dvd rentals. Didn't like the revelation in the first 5 mins of who lives and who dies (barring the SAW trademark closing scene "twist"). Had its moments and was a reasonable afternoon bit of main screen filler.

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Re: Demonic

Post by grzegorz » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:08 pm

run of the mill is right. it has all the markings of the blumhouse productions, so sitting down one knows exactly what to expect. meh...

not to mention early twenties characters trying to channel some charisma and authority on any given topic - "oh yes, we are investigators, we know our stuff and all"

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Re: Demonic

Post by Tyrannosaurus » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:50 pm

Sometimes, films like the Fright Night remake and Sinister, films I wouldn't bother with at all normally, prove fairly good and I'm left surprised. But this, I expected it to be easily the day's worst movie by a big margin and nothing changed, not even taking the much-maligned Hellions into account.

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Re: Demonic

Post by BabyJaneHudson » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:09 pm

My God this was one of the most tedious films I have ever watched in my life :- Talk about boring. Im so glad I watched it online for free and didn't buy a ticket for £13.25. I couldn't come to FF on that day so watched it at home. Thank f**k I did because I would have been majorly pissed off otherwise.
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Re: Demonic

Post by sherbetbizarre » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:08 am

BabyJaneHudson wrote:Im so glad I watched it online for free
Yeah, that's the spirit...

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Re: Demonic

Post by Tyrannosaurus » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:52 am

BabyJaneHudson wrote:Im so glad I watched it online for free and didn't buy a ticket for £13.25.
This kind of "I want it so I deserve it" attidute is frankly disgusting.

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Re: Demonic

Post by sherbetbizarre » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:54 pm

Looks like we were one of the few to see this on the big screen -

http://www.indiewire.com/article/max-la ... r-20160316

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