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Hulkfan4ever 4/17/2012 9:42:26 AM

DaForce ~ Where's the originality? Show me please. I see it like this:

Chris Hemsworth/ The jock = Freddie
Kristen Connolly/ The Virgin = Velma
Anna Hutchinson/ The pretty one/easy one = Daphne
Fran Kranz/ The stoner = Shaggy

Freddie: Let's see who's behind the mask...
Shaggy: Zoiks!!
Daphne: Hey it's not the creepy gas station attendant that we all thought it was! Doh!
Velma: No it is really "whosinwhazzit" that nobody saw coming because nobody gives a crap about this person anyway but the cheap producer & director got them because it was all they could afford!!

 

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 4/17/2012 3:26:24 PM

Hulkfan - you must not be too smart. THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT!

DaForce1 4/18/2012 2:08:16 AM

 Hulkdude, The jock was actually there on an full academic scholarship (because he was so smart) and was an econ major (not a major jocks take on). The 'virgin' wasn't really a virgin. The slut, wasn't a ho, but manipulated by chemicals induced in her hair dye, beer, and the pheremones. So the whole point of setting up these stereotypes was to make this group conform to their roles so that they could fulfill the sacrifice. The underground workers are telling you, the audience, how they manipulated these people (using chemicals) to conform the group to these roles during the movie. So honestly, I don't know what the hell you were watching (or in what state you were watching it in), but it was all there spelled out for you in plain English. Even the gas attendant (the Harbinger) was a suposed to be a test, or a warning if you will, for them to turn back before willingly proceeding to be the sacrifices. Again, this was explained in the movie, if you weren't sleeping though it, or stoned out of your gourd, or can comprehend simple sentence structure.

The two guys running the show downstairs were analagous (look it up) to the writers of the movie itself. That was the whole point, and why it's being called a 'meta' horror movie in the same vein as "Scream". It's a very smart, self-aware horror movie that takes all these cliches we've seen in these movies before (and that you're complaining about) and are familiar with, and turn them on their ear. Even at the end, when the 'virgin' realizes that the 'jock' never even had a cousin (who supposedly owned the cabin), you realize that this whole scenario to get this group to the cabin was a setup from the very beginning.

You keep getting stuck on Scooby-Doo (which a lot of these types of horror movies are anyway), instead of seeing the other stuff that's there in the movie that makes it original.  

Hulkfan4ever 4/18/2012 1:04:34 PM

MrJaw ~ Ok. That was the point. So we got another live action, unfunny, unscary, unoriginal Scooby Doo movie. Wish that was pointed out to begin with. I apologize.

DaForce ~ You can skip your condescending attitude and save it for the 12 year olds on this site that are impressed by you. Trust me, I got the movie and understood it. I'm just saying that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that in the very first scene with the two guys running the show that the whole thing was set up or seeing the guy on the roof right after the camper left should make everyone in the audience fully aware that the whole thing was set up. I didn't have to sit through the entire movie and have that explained to me and then act like it was all a surprise.
If you're basing the originality aspect on the whole point of the victims are not who they appear to be then I guess you got me, maybe that was original but now let's look at the other 95% of the movie. Zombies, not original. Spooky cabin, not original. Silly twist, not original. Creepy woods, not original. Teenagers getting killed, not original. Evil mastermind, not original. Human sacrifices, not original. Etc, etc.... 
I'm not saying that it was a bad movie, it was ok. I've seen a lot worse. I just don't think it was all that you guys are trumping it up to be. I guess I'm just not all that easy to impress but then again I'm not 12 either.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 4/18/2012 3:45:34 PM

What are you talking about? They weren't trying to hide the fact that it was set up. Jesus Christ.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 4/18/2012 3:47:29 PM

It WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE A TWIST. And the point of the movies - why there are no original monsters - the movie was implying all the horror movies we've seen have really happened and these people are behind it. Hence, all the analogs of various monster movies and whatnot.  Jesus Christ.

redhairs99 4/18/2012 9:14:16 PM

 I think it was pretty obvious from the trailers that the whole cabin in the woods setting was a set-up!  So it seems you missed the point entirely.  As MrJBE stated "it wasn't supposed to be a "twist'."

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