mum and dad
Know those films that you feel have fairly misleading descriptions or trailers? Well, I would definitely say this is a film, in my eyes, that comes right at the top of that list. "Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights."
If I hadn't said enough already, I have a massive, maaaaaaaaaaassive DVD collection, it's literally what I collect - that and blazers but that's a story for another day. I feel everyone should collect something - collect, not horde - and DVDs is my thing. Not any films though, just horror films, so, from that, you can imagine what my collection looks like...
I bought Bringing out the Dead a while back as the parents were intrigued to watched it too, so I had to wait for them - which let's be fair is always gold.
Bringing out the Dead, to me, sounds like it's a creepy little number about a guy who can see dead people who haunt him as he couldn't save them - what you get is actually a sort of black comedy indie movie, with crazy camera effects and a very young Nic Cage slowly going a wee bit mad. What is my fault about this film, is that I didn't read the back of the DVD properly, and I didn't see that it does mention how it is a comedy - that was my bad. However, I did realise, dad told me, that it was a comedy before we started watching it...
I bought it thinking it was a horror, mentioned it to the parents thinking it was a horror, was excited to watch it due to thinking it was a horror, but, as mentioned, I did know it was a comedy before watching it. I feel if I went in thinking it was a horror and then it turned out to go more down the comedy route, it may have changed my mind on how I felt about it. But nope, knew it was a comedy and still didn't like it. I didn't even want to finish it, none of us did - we just wound through to the end...
I just really could not get into this film, I was definitely counting the clock and wishing for it to end, like an awkward doctors appointment. I'm not sure if it was down to the horrible camera effects or just that I wanted more, like more gory scary dead people and less of the characters losing their mind. I liked the concept of the story, I really did, and the cast were great, just a really great well known cast.
But it really did just seem to fall flat for us all. I wanted it to end and it turns out mother was thinking the exact same thing, dad was the one who said we should go straight to the end and even doing that it really was not that great.
Great cast and concept but just a flat film that I am very glad I only spent a pound or so on... - I would make some joke about how I'd rather watch the new The Wickerman instead, but that wouldn't be a lie. Even though it's a tragic film, I do secretly enjoy it and tend to watch at least the bees scene when it is on...
Not just there to raise you, also fun to watch scary films with...