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Drag Me To Hell
Topic by: Cinenaut
Posted: June 2, 2009 - 2:15 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 23, 2009 - 3:38 PM PDT

author topic: Drag Me To Hell
Cinenaut
post #1  on June 2, 2009 - 2:15 PM PDT  
Anybody?
Cinenaut
post #2  on June 3, 2009 - 1:46 PM PDT  
Just to clarify, I don't want you to actually drag me to hell, I'm just curious whether anybody wants to see the movie or has seen it. It's getting fantastic reviews. I haven't seen it yet, but I hope to catch it in the theater.
underdog
post #3  on June 4, 2009 - 10:43 AM PDT  
> On June 3, 2009 - 1:46 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Just to clarify, I don't want you to actually drag me to hell, I'm just curious whether anybody wants to see the movie or has seen it. It's getting fantastic reviews. I haven't seen it yet, but I hope to catch it in the theater.
> ---------------------------------

I'm going to see it this weekend. Can't wait! Most reviewers and bloggers I trust have said it's a blast. Good to see Raimi returning to his roots, sort of.

DLeonard
post #4  on June 5, 2009 - 12:31 AM PDT  
Yes I did (see the movie).
Thoroughly enjoyed it. And it's rated PG-13!!
There are some truly inspired Evil Dead moments, but it feels more grounded than one of those. Alison Lohman certainly deserves a considerable amount of credit for the movie's success.

Try your best to avoid all spoilers before going in.
troublemaker
post #5  on June 6, 2009 - 10:33 AM PDT  
The good word-of-mouth on this film has really enticed me to go, though I'm kicking myself for not having gone on opening weekend. Seeing it in a theater full of Raimi junkies must've made for a great viewing atmosphere.
hamano
post #6  on June 6, 2009 - 9:02 PM PDT  
Too bad they couldn't get John Hodgman to play Satan...
weezy
post #7  on June 16, 2009 - 9:48 AM PDT  
> On June 5, 2009 - 12:31 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Yes I did (see the movie).
> Thoroughly enjoyed it. And it's rated PG-13!!
> ---------------------------------

When I first left the movie, my gut reaction was that I wish it was rated R so they could have included more guts and gore. But overnight I've changed my tune. I think it's really nice that he made a PG-13 movie with GREAT scares and funny moments, without having to go too gory. And I thought it had a great message for people in that age group. If I still had a 13-yr old cousin I would love to take em to go see this!

> ---------------------------------
> Try your best to avoid all spoilers before going in.
>
> ---------------------------------

Agreed - don't watch the commercials if you can help it.
troublemaker
post #8  on June 16, 2009 - 5:39 PM PDT  
Must say I managed a viewing and was a pretty enjoyable experience all around.

Anyone else notice the level of volume for the film? Thought my ears would start bleeding. Sadly this is my first Raimi horror experience in theaters. Is this typical of how loud he intends the films to be when viewed? Might need to rewatch Evil Dead at a ridiculous decibel level..
Vanamonde
post #9  on June 17, 2009 - 2:15 AM PDT  
> On June 16, 2009 - 5:39 PM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Must say I managed a viewing and was a pretty enjoyable experience all around.
>
> Anyone else notice the level of volume for the film? Thought my ears would start bleeding. Sadly this is my first Raimi horror experience in theaters. Is this typical of how loud he intends the films to be when viewed? Might need to rewatch Evil Dead at a ridiculous decibel level..
> ---------------------------------

That was my experience with "Army of Darkness". And we loved it.

If it is too loud, you are too old.

underdog
post #10  on June 18, 2009 - 11:52 AM PDT  
I reviewed this one here, in case anyone cares...

In short, enjoyed the... hell out of it.
Cinenaut
post #11  on June 18, 2009 - 1:45 PM PDT  
I still haven't managed to catch it. :(

Maybe this weekend, since there are just more crappy summer movies coming out anyway.
Cinenaut
post #12  on June 22, 2009 - 12:15 PM PDT  
I finally caught it yesterday, and it was delightfully malicious. Sam Raimi horror is often not very scary to me, because a lot of it just involves being buffeted about by unseen forces. This is probably the scariest Sam Raimi film, because along with the buffeting, you get some nice evocative scariness. Sections of that seance scene were really something.

Underdog, I'm not sure which unwritten cardinal sin of cinema you're talking about (in your review). How about a hint? Oh, wait - I think I know what it might be.
underdog
post #13  on June 22, 2009 - 2:47 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2009 - 12:15 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I finally caught it yesterday, and it was delightfully malicious. Sam Raimi horror is often not very scary to me, because a lot of it just involves being buffeted about by unseen forces. This is probably the scariest Sam Raimi film, because along with the buffeting, you get some nice evocative scariness. Sections of that seance scene were really something.
>
> Underdog, I'm not sure which unwritten cardinal sin of cinema you're talking about (in your review). How about a hint? Oh, wait - I think I know what it might be.
> ---------------------------------

Well as a cat owner perhaps I'm biased... ;-) but I'm sure it's an unwritten rule to not have happen what happens there.

But then there's a pretty hilarious, if sick, er, recurrence, as it were with said animal that pretty much makes it worthwhile.

I'm just glad my g/f didn't see it, she'd have been traumatized for weeks from that one bit.

Anyway, glad you liked it! I agree it was scary, even though some of complained or pointed out that it's "PG-13 scariness" I disagree, I found it plenty scary enough!
Cinenaut
post #14  on June 23, 2009 - 3:38 PM PDT  
Okay, that's what I thought you were talking about. I should have known, but "cinematic sin" conjured up camera angles or lighting or something.

As a cat owner, I agree, but I imagine that a puppy in that scene would be an even larger cinematic sin for a lot of people.

Ted Raimi only had a voice cameo this time, and there was no Bruce Campbell at all, as far as I could tell.

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