BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
So, as I have said before, I will literally watch any horror film, any - and I have before. Like I have watched some awful ones before, and not 'so awful they are great' ones - like 'it's hard to finish this film because it's so bad' one. Ouija was on TV and I thought "why not", even though I had heard that it was pretty damn bad. 'A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.'
Yeahhhh, so the numerous amounts of people saying that it was bad and not to watch it but watch the newest one, were 100% correct, this is not a good film. At all. Ouija is pretty damn bad, it's slow, you don't really care about the characters, they also bring most of what happens on themselves and when things get going - it's still slow.
I feel I need to clear something up too, when I said "They also bring most of what happens on themselves", I mean, they use a frickin' Ouija board! Like, don't do that! Have you never heard of the stories that come out of one of those things?! You try and talk to your sweet old and dead family member, but nope, they ain't there, instead evil dead Billy from years back who happened to murder loads is let free, and they is nothing you can do about it. Well done! You've released an evil spirit, shame no one warned you about that...oh wait, THEY DID. ALL OVER THE INTERNET. Spoiler. And surprise, surprise, that is just what happens, their newly dead nice best friend doesn't come through once - it's an evil spirit. SURPRISE.
Ouija is probably slower than a tortoise going backwards, the film is filled with dark scenes, (dark as in at night..), lots of worrying looks and going to investigate at night..because that's always a smart thing to do.
Annoyingly, I don't feel I have that much to say about this film, it's slow, filled with not so great characters, and when the ghosts and spirits come along, they really are not that scary or creepy. It should be a massive scene that is tension filled, scary and just ties it all up. It ties it up, like everything goes back to normal, as much as it can after your friends nearly all die from an evil spirit..., but that's all it does. By the time it gets to the end, you aren't really bothered and are kind of just watching to say you've seen it and because you're so far through it, not because you're interested. Gosh, I am mean today... It had a cool effect with the mouths being sewn up and what the people looked like when they were taking over - that's pretty much the nice parts...
I am going to tie this all up now, Ouija is not a good film, I have heard the newer one is a lot better, so maybe just stick to that one if you really want to see one of these... And NEVER, EVER, use a Ouija board. Only good thing about this film, it's a good lesson...
Now, I know what you're thinking, neither of these films are really horror films, trueeeeeeee, but I really want to compare King Kong from 2005, and the new one, Kong: Skull Island - I wanna have my say, damn it!
I feel it is only right to start with the earlier one, King Kong, (the one with Jack Black and Jamie Bell, who played Billy Elliot..). 'A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.' I really like this film, I have seen it numerous times, yet, when my mum, (who is a sucker for King Kong.), puts it on when it's on TV for the 100th or so time, I can't help but watch it. But, I have to admit, as I have seen it so many times, I don't tend to watch it all - I mainly watch this one for the bugs and the part when they fall in the cave like place... Of course, the part with all the icky bugs and gore was my favourite part...
I love this film, normally remakes aren't a match on the original, but this one is so so good - but I hadn't really heard much bad about Kong: Skull Island. 'A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.'
I hadn't really read up on Kong before seeing it, I had seen trailers and seen who was in it - no one from the older King Kong, but apart from that I didn't know anything really about the story. I had no idea if it was going to go back to the story how ever many years later or take a completely different look to it - luckily, they did the second option...
With Kong, the story is completely different, okay, so it's the same in some ways, such as no one believes there is a Skull Island, and there is a plane crash and such - little things like that. But compared to the older one, it's a good change. With the new story you have no idea what is going to happen, well, you have an idea, but very little of one. And you have no idea if Kong dies or not... No idea - gives you hope!
After watching them both, I didn't hate either of them at all, but I have to say, the 2005 one just wins the race. I have to go with it, the original story, Andy Serkis as Kong just makes it - and this one has more bugs... I may seem obsessed, but I really do like icky things like that, ever since I heard that the really old one had spiders in it that made people at the time faint, but that the film was lost - I WANTED THEM. King Kong had more of those for sure, I had heard that Skull Island was more about the monsters which was what I really wanted, and I did kind of get. Sadly, I wanted more of the creepy monsters, the ones from the bottoms of the pits, the giants bugs, like in the other - but I didn't really get that. I enjoyed it, but I did really want more creepy crawlies and just more icky - which I got in the 2005 one and not the new one.
Kong: Skull Island is a good film, it's not too shabby at all. I loved it, but the 2005 one did just win the race, how could it not?! It's the original story of how Beauty killed the Beast! And Andy Serkis is great as Kong...just FYI.
Stay watching the credits on Kong: Skull Island though! You will not regret it - IT'S INSANE.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..