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03-18-2002, 10:02 AM
Excellent disc, white knuckle movie! Stupid, regular-old-thriller setup and story but directed so well (by John "Red Rock West" Dahl) that you get caught up in it -- SCARY! Like THE HITCHER, or even DUEL.
And great sound -- a really immersive surround experience. Barrelling trucks and traffic fly all around the room, and sound placement is exact.
03-18-2002, 10:46 AM
I saw this one last week, it was pretty good! I was expecting crap, another stupid teen horror....but I have to say I was impressed. The sound and picture was excellent as well!
The down side of it was the disc offered 4 different endings. Why is this bad? Well, I suppose it's not, it's pretty cool....but one of the endings was literally a half an hour long! That's a third of the movie they changed ENTIRELEY! That doesn't really bode well for a film when they change a third of the film, reshooting and rewriting every scene! I'm glad they did, tho, the original ending (third) sucked!
I also rented that Snoop Dogg movie Bones. I likewise, expected crap in it's purest form....which is why I rented it, sometimes bad movies can be great ;)
But let me tell you, that is one of the best horror movies I've seen of late! Bloody, gorey, deeecceeennt story line, and good action. If you thought Joy Ride sounded good, Bones sounds fantastic! New Line really put out some dough on the sound and special effects in this film! Plus it's mastered in DTSES and DDEX! I highly recommend you pick up Bones, if I can find a copy for under $20, it's mine!
Could this be signs of the return of the Horror genre? If these recent movies are any indication, we may be done with the I Know What You Did Last Summer and Screams of the world!
03-25-2002, 07:58 AM
rented this over the weekend. what a great thriller. the sound was excellent, and the movie itself was great! i kept waiting for it to get cheesy and fall apart (as most thrillers/horrors do as the story unravels), but this kept it together and kept me intrigued through the whole movie. very well done! definitely worth a rental! it's actually going on my 'to buy' list...
03-25-2002, 06:56 PM
This movie sucked a$$. That ending was a joke. The acting was a joke. Even the deleting scenes proved they didnt know what they wanted to do. They shot the freaking movie twice.
Jeepers Creepers was waaaaaay better.
03-27-2002, 12:20 AM
This was a good one. I don't think it get's a "scary" label, but it was suspenseful, and the sound through all the Polks was awesome! That alone was worth the rental. Damn I love these speakers!!! Well worth a watch! (Although I agree with scottvamp, Jeepers rates higher on the giving you the willies scale)
And a big blue "Lazy Boy" right in the middle of it.
03-29-2002, 10:12 AM
Good lord, Jeepers Creepers was one of the WORST movies I've ever seen, honestly. Joy Ride was pretty damn good, it kept me interested and on edge throughout.
03-29-2002, 10:14 AM
I thought jeepers sucked too....but I'm a big horror buff, so....
03-29-2002, 10:53 AM
I too am a huge horror buff (what's wrong with us?) but I couldn't manage to get the sneer off of my face as I watched that movie. I was entirely removed from our two erstwhile hero's after the first twenty minutes of being forced to listen to their "witty" car-ride banter. By the end of the movie I was completely indifferent to them and that farcical, wing-sprouting villain. Sure, I jumped a couple of times, but that movie was more silly and obnoxious than involving and compelling. That's just the way I saw it.
I saw Valentine recently, and got some chills and thrills from it, you've probably already seen it.
03-29-2002, 11:04 AM
No, I missed that one, I wasn't expecting anything good...I'll have to rent it!
03-29-2002, 11:11 AM
Another stylish slasher movie with hot chicks and some good "aaahhh!!!!" moments. It's hard not to like it. If you don't like it, I'll watch J. Creepers again as punishment (or at least say that I did).
03-29-2002, 11:20 AM
hah hah hah! it's a deal! :)
04-04-2002, 11:33 PM
Valentine, Bones and Joy Ride...thanks for recommendations guys...I'll check 'em out when the wife's not home (scares easily).
04-05-2002, 02:05 AM
Joy Ride? Sounds familiar... who's the star? Jeepers Creepers... is that the movie where those little black eels run around on the floor, get into corpses and re-animate them? Get into the living and make zombies out of them? With the burnt out detective who coins the phrase, "Thrill me."
Personally I'm a John Carpenter disciple. Halloween, The Thing (remake), and 2 of the all time greatest... They Live, and Prince of Darkness!
I'm also a Brian Yuzna fan who directed ReAnimator starring the great Jeffery Combs (Weyon on DS9).
04-05-2002, 04:16 AM
Originally posted by spawn1031
Joy Ride? Sounds familiar... who's the star?
paul walker is the main character, supported by leelee sobieski & steve zahn...
04-05-2002, 12:14 PM
Paul Walker is the blandest actor in Hollywood :)
Glad to see a John Carpender fan...unfortunatley he hasn't been up to anything good in a while. Ghost's of Mars? Uggg. Vampires?? Gahhhhh!!! He needs another Thing, or Halloween, or even The Fog!
04-05-2002, 11:41 PM
Jeepers Creepers... is that the movie where those little black eels run around on the floor, get into corpses and re-animate them? Get into the living and make zombies out of them? With the burnt out detective who coins the phrase, "Thrill me."
What in the hell are you talking about? Seems you got your movies a little mixed up. It was about this really cool demon that eats people. Got to love it.;)
04-07-2002, 09:08 AM
Joy ride wasn't bad
we rented it, she wanted it, I could care less about it, but in the end I liked it.
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