BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
I hear what you say, "I am sure that you've already done a review on Jigsaw?", well, you would be right. This is actually a different Jigsaw, one from 2002 and one that definitely would have passed you by, for good reasons anyway... 'A group of art students working on their final project soon learn that putting a little of themselves into their work can be a bad thing.'
Now, how do I say this in the nicest possible way...? This film is bad - so bad you just kind of sit there, watching it in silence until someone walks past and you feel the need to justify that you know this film is bad.
Dad stands in the dining room and watches.
Me. "Look at just how great this camera work looks".
Dad. "It looks dreadful".
Me. "Oh it is, and no one has even died yet".
Half an hour later...
Dad. "Anyone die yet?".
Me. "Yep, but it's all off screen, so no gore".
Look at that great insight to my lazy Sunday afternoon, and my thought processed of this film that I shall explain now...
I don't want to say this is a car crash, as that is super mean, but I will say it's like a bumper car crash, as that would ease the blow of the crash and you would just bump off of each other. I also am trying to build a shit sandwich, but I find it hard to find good things to say about it - I kind of liked the concept of the story. It's a pretty original thought, and I don't think I have ever seen or heard of any film that does anything similar - so that's good.
I have questions about the characters... The characters are students and go away with a teacher to do stuff with a mannequin - I think I zoned out a bit at the beginning - which sounds a bit weird to start with. What is weirder, is that one girl is only served at the bar when she gets a bit of boob out, as she gets her age wrong and pretty much says she's twenty. That's all well and good, if not illegal, but she does not look twenty in anyway! None of the 'students' do, they look as old as the actual teacher - and the teacher is a creep. He gets drunk and high and makes a move on pretty much all the student females, going as far as, what, third base with one... Not cool.
I only liked two of the characters in this. One guy, no idea what his name is, Tod I think, because he was cute, and another, again, no idea on the name, because he was literally like a knock off character Matthew Lillard in almost any of his films, but mainly Stu in Scream. And I love Matthew Lillard so of course I liked him.
Damn, I have said more about this film than I thought I could have, impressive Meg. Overall, I shall not be watching this again, I will watch the other Jigsaw instead, hands down. I hate saying bad things about films, but with this one, I kind of could not help it... Sorry!
Nothing like a bit of Stephen King on a Sunday night, especially when you throw in a lovely cute dog into the mix too... oh wait, it has rabies... It's Old Yella all over again!! "Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town." Yes, I watched Cujo, and I can't say I was blown away...
Until right at the end, it was an okay film, I wasn't hating it, but I wasn't loving it. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being hated it and 10 being loved it, probably about a 3.5... if that helps at all. I have to say, I love Stephen King, but I never had high hopes when I watch his films, the ones I have seen, none I have loved - expect the new IT. Each movie of his I seem to go away thinking it had more potential, and I guess this one I felt that way too. I haven't read the book, so I wasn't going off that, but I did find Cujo could have done with just more, it was just kind of slow in parts and I love gore, so I would always love more of that. (I am not knocking it because I want gore though, that's just my personal preference...).
I could be a little biased over the fact that Cujo is very cute and fluffy and adorable though - but he does look pretty sorry for himself most of the time. Poor thing is covered in muck and what looks like mustard and probably just wants a cuddle but everyone pretends to be scared.
I did like that the film is full of drama though, affairs and all sorts, it's like some semi soap opera but with a cute killer dog. See, can't help but call him cute, even when he's killing people.
Cujo is a film that is mostly kind of slow, but does have fast paced parts - nothing to really get your heart going, but I can think of worse. Again, the dog is also very cuddle worthy. And I heard they might be doing a semi remake of it, which I think would be great, it's a great concept but just needs more.
Cujo isn't the worse film I've seen, but let's just say that I really hated the ending. Like really hated it. I wound it back to see if I had missed anything because I literally said "IS THAT IT?!", nope, that was it. Should have stuck to the book ending, all I am saying... take note for a remake - use a better ending. Thank you for coming to my talk.
If the first Ouiji film was anything to go by, this should have been useless and a flop, but without giving too much away as I do want you to read the rest, it is pretty much the opposite. "In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is."
I did know a little about this film before I watched it and heard pretty good things saying that, so when I heard that it was on Netflix, I almost weed with excitement. Cue weeks of me trying to persuade my parents that it would be a great film to watch on a Saturday or Friday night, or even a Sunday... It did not work. I ended up watching it on my own instead, not that I don't normally, but y'know, it's always fun to scare your parents a little - in a good way though!
I'll tell you one thing about this film, I jumped a fair few times during it. Not jumped where I felt like my soul left my body but jumped as in flinched, I say it's like your bum clenches and tightens. This happened a fair few times to be fair, Ouiji: Origin of Evil is not terrifying, but your bum will clench.
On a side note, I have to give a round of applause to the special effects team for this film. Bravo. The look when people are possessed in this is so damn great, genuinely really quite creepy. Especially when you add in how they move towards unsuspecting people who like to stand in the dark and not use lights. Either moving slowly or as if Bolt has been possessed. It's creepy, and great, and creepy.
I have a fair amount of love for Ouiji: Origin of Evil, I can't really pick out anything bad about it, or any reason not to like it. It's a good story, thought out and well acted characters, and I hated the possessed child, that's always fun. It also has some really original and moments that I didn't see coming - AT ALL. I love those types of moments, like nice, soft punches in the face.
I really have to mention the ending scene too, have to. Not the post credit scene though, (there you go, little hint to wait and watch until after the credits.), but the last scene in the hospital, right before the credits roll. A second before the scene came on, I had a thought that I knew what happened here, but not 100%, and I am so glad I had forgotten it! I watched it three times, no joke. I watched it, shouted "Sweet baby Jesus!", then watched it again, and then showed my parents, scaring mother a little. I have also just watched it twice today on Youtube... Whoops.
Overall, I would happily watch this film again, and it is at least ten times better than the first one - sorry! As I said before, nothing bad to say about it here at all, just an all round fun little movie - bum clenches thrown in for free too.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..