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so donny pushed this one (since all the memes are trying to spoil it...) and this shit was good!  still haven't seen quiet place yet, but the cast was solid & performances as well

 

i dug that we didn't quite get the rules down on the crazies/servants until after gary played his hand too



 

it also did a good job of doing the usual throwing you into the deep end but giving you the rules quick enough (without showing the monsters), the back-and-forth between scenarios is something that's pretty standard but often one of them tends to be more interesting for me & the other half drags, that wasn't the case here

 

just great tension/horror about and i kept thinking they did it with pushing most of the $ towards the casting but scenes like the beginning downfall & the river couldn't have been cheap either 

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On 12/29/2018 at 11:43 PM, The NZA said:

so donny pushed this one (since all the memes are trying to spoil it...) and this shit was good!  still haven't seen quiet place yet, but the cast was solid & performances as well

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i dug that we didn't quite get the rules down on the crazies/servants until after gary played his hand too.


it also did a good job of doing the usual throwing you into the deep end but giving you the rules quick enough (without showing the monsters), the back-and-forth between scenarios is something that's pretty standard but often one of them tends to be more interesting for me & the other half drags, that wasn't the case here

 

 

just great tension/horror about and i kept thinking they did it with pushing most of the $ towards the casting but scenes like the beginning downfall & the river couldn't have been cheap either 

Agreed on all accounts. I wasn't too keen on this from the trailer but after the onslaught of memes on social media I gave it a try today and was not disappointed. Yep, it's very similar to A Quiet Place in terms of premise, but not in such a way where you feel like you're seeing a copy. Also, for a suspense film that two hours long, the director did a fantastic job of pacing and editing. I was not bored once during this film. It's also the best thing Bullock's done since Gravity.

 

A few nitpicks are how Rel Howery (supermarket guy) is just a blatant exposition drop of a character and then dies exactly like you'd predict. I also wasn't impressed by how big of a dipshit Olympia was for letting Gary in--also, that dialogue of her confession to Malorie about how she was "soft & spoiled by love" was just cringey, classic "show don't tell' type writing. But despite all that, the fact I still was never shaken from the story is about a good a compliment as any that I can give to the director and actors for their performances.



 

Highlights were, except for Gary's crazy-ass POV drawings of the spirits/demons/monsters, not cring one bit I didn't get a big "REVEAL!" of them. Intercutting between the time on the river and at the house was some of the best weaving of timelines I've seen in cinema in a long time. Tom's takedown of the crazies was a great bit of action. And Malorie's breakdown near the end was damn emotional.

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