mum and dad
Did you know there was a second Deep Blue Sea? Yeah, most didn't either, you're not alone. "A shark conservationist is hired as a consultant on a top-secret project on genetically-enhanced sharks, funded by a pharmaceutical billionaire. But soon the highly intelligent super-sharks turn on their masters and begin to pick them off one by one."
Before I put this on, I warned my parents that it was straight to DVD and I feel I am glad I did, this is a bit of a stinker... I love the first one, it is my all time favourite shark film, and I will pretty much watch any shark film as I love sharks - but this one is something else.
It is still kind of fun, I mean, what do you expect from the sequel to Deep Blue Sea 2, but it is kind of slow. So slow that dad actually nodded off a few times during it... I would also like to say that it is a slow burner, but it really isn't, it's just entertaining in its own little way.
What I did like about Deep Blue Sea 2 though, was the fact they used different sharks, Bull Sharks are the main villains in this, which is nice to give Great White and Makos a rest. Bull Sharks are the most dangerous sharks, and these aren't just normal, oh no, they are much much smarter. Yep, no one took any advice from the first film about making smart animals, like sharks, and making them even smarter and changing their DNA - doesn't it just sound so smart. They also still used the same pool in the ground technique that Samuel L Jackson lost his arm in in the first one... again, very smart.
One question though... SINCE WHEN DID SHARKS ROAR?!
Yeahhhhh, if you want a shark film to watch, watch Deep Blue Sea, unless you are really curious or have nothing else, then do this one...
Everyone can breath a sigh one relief for three reasons: 1, I watched the "scariest movie of the year", and 2, I watched it with mum and dad and 3, they actually had some strong feelings about the film! Even I am excited for this review and I know what's coming, pretty much...
"After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets."
I went into this with an open mind, I had heard it was the scariest film of this year and the scariest film some had ever seen - scientifically proven too, apparently. I didn't believe this. I feel believing hype about something can ruin it, so I try not to go in expecting anything, and besides, I watch a lot of horror films, it's very hard to scare me. I don't expect to be scared from a film, I don't watch horrors to be scared, I just enjoy them and I have since I was into them. I went into Hereditary not expecting anything, and I am glad I did...
Hereditary is not a terrifying movie in anyway, it has creepy moments, and it uses them more than cheap jump scares, but I will definitely be able to sleep without being too scared from this. Mum and dad agreed too, dad said he feels I have made them watch scarier movies then this, and mum didn't like this at all. She got nervous throughout it, but after it said how crap it was. I for one think they are being a bit harsh, I liked it, I liked it a fair bit actually.
Hereditary is a very tricky movie to sum up, I watched it last night, and most of today I have spent Googling the shit out of it and also Youtube is great as I didn't fully understand then ending. None of us in my house was sure on the ending, and that was one of the reasons my dad wasn't a fan, he didn't like it as it wasn't all clear and you had to Google it to get it. (Some might not have, as we had an idea of the ending, but weren't 100%.).
Unlike my dad, I actually don't mind having to look into a film, I have looked into this a lot and watched a fair few videos in it, mainly the ending, and actually, I like it more after doing it. From looking at the ending I have actually learnt about build up to it too, and all the little easter eggs that have been missed - it actually makes me want to go back and watch it again. I would say that shows that it is not as scary as people said, but that it is actually a good film, and it is. It's very original and very well put together.
One thing I did like about Hereditary was that you had no idea at where it was going, none of us watching saw half of what happened coming. It doesn't really follow any rules, nor does it set anything up like most horror films, camera angles aren't set so you can see what's coming. And I also read that the trailer was made to be misleading, but in a good way, in the way that you wouldn't see anything coming, especially the ending. Kind of like Fight Club, and it made for an interesting film, a different and original horror movie for one.
Now, back to the whole point of why everyone is seeing this film, because it is meant to be the scariest film of the year. I disagree, I have no idea what the scariest film of the year is, I would probably say that Ghost Stories creeped me out more, but still, nothing really tends to scare me, even Hereditary. I didn't find it scary but it is pretty creepy, the music is some of the creepiest stuff I have ever heard to be fair, and some scenes will stay with you... This is a spoiler free review so I shall not be saying anything to ruin it for anyone, all I will say is that there are certain scenes and incidents that will come out of nowhere, punch you in the face and then stay with you for at least a few days after. Especially *THAT* scene.
I have to say though, as much as I liked it, I did feel a little let down with the ending, it kind of changed from what had been happening, and took it down another path and one that I find less scary in a way. Damn, this is hard not saying anything about it! Just go and see it!
Hereditary is a very well done film, me and my parents didn't find it scary, but I thought it had some stand out, shocking moments and is a well done film, one that I shall be watching again due to researching it. Turns out hype doesn't make every film bad...
I feel bad and like I am letting you down; I feel I have't written a 'Mum and Dad' review recently where I scared mum... and I feel I failed again. Yesterday we watched The Purge: Election Year, and as much as we all enjoyed it, mother wasn't pulling her hair out compared to zombies. "Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge."
I like The Purge films, we all do in my household, and this is no let down. With me I like the cat and mouse style of the first one, but this one creates tension and fear as most people would probably relate to it more. And what I mean by that is that in this film, people are stuck outside, and with no metal window panels or a high tech security system, like most people probably. I always feel like the Purge is an American thing and not an English thing, as our houses are not built for those big high tech security systems, the Americans in these films seem to have. Us English would just have to fight or hide... Maybe I would dig myself a bunker and hide in there, who knows.
I like all of the Purge films, I must say though, I haven't seen them all, haven't seen the newest one, but I did actually really enjoy Election Year. I liked the story from the oldest one, but I did find the second one and this one scarier as they are more relate-able - apart from most people aren't politicians. Talking of politicians, let's hope one very known one doesn't take this up as a good idea...
Being out there is scary, and this film makes you think about how you would cope if this actually happened, and damn, people are vicious in this. Again, back to my hiding in a bunker idea...
One good thing about this film, is the characters, each character is thought out and each different, the goodies you like and the baddies you hate and annoy you - just the way it should be. Don't even get me started on the young girls who come and try and still from the shop - brats. Annoying teenagers who try and steal, try and get their own way and even try and pin sexual assault on Joe - not nice at all! They do make their cars up with semi Christmas lights though... and play Party In The USA, and that is a damn catchy song. But nothing else is good about them, and without spoiling, they get what's coming to them.
They are nasty and one group surprise you and it's really nice and I may have let out a little "Awwwwwww".
Overall, I liked The Purge: Election Year, I would say, for different reasons, it is on par with my love for the first one. It's relate-able and you feel for the characters, along with a few twists and turns along the way. Yeah, I liked it.
Not just there to raise you, also fun to watch scary films with...