Lights Out (19 August 2016)

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    1. raigraphixs

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      Creepy short Lights Out by David F. Sandberg to get a full feature adaptation.

      David F. Sanberg will once again direct.

      James Wan (The Conjuring) will co-produce.

      Written by Eric A. Heisserer (The Thing remake, Final Destination 5).


      Gabriel Bateman set to star.

       
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      The original youtube short is one of my favourites,I just hope this can retain original creepiness
       
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      Giving far to much away in the trailer.....first scene..and they give it away
       
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      thats the way of most trailers these days, studio maketing dept. don't hold back, still the trailer is tiny fraction of the film's running time
       
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      I look at it these days that the trailers are the opening bullet points, and then hope the film that follows isn't a hideously boring powerpoint presentation
       
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      The short film was awesome. I have seen it many times and it manages to scare me every single time. I hope the movie is at least half as good as the short film.
       
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      I'm afraid I found this a bit 'meh'. Not as innovative as I'd hoped and certainly not as scary. The jumps are shocking but I didn't feel an overarching sense of 'dread'. It quickly became a mundane monster flick and the 'shock' resolution came as no surprise. Its not terrible, in fact some of it is efectively done and the backstory was quite creepy. Just didn't do much with the concept.
      A little disappointed, if I'm honest. 6/10
       
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      Looks like more of the same to me, bland jump scares ahoy. Not going to bother with it.
       
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      So I went to see this today as I quite frankly love the supernatural genre and try not to miss any. As usual, I stay away from any storylines and trailers for any movie except for Star Wars (which even for that, I am going to have to start making an exception for too). The title is enough of a tease for me. Lights Out. Dark sinister poster. Yep, I think I know what type of movie this will be. Well done poster market people, it doesnt take much effort but you bated me.

      Loving a genre means accepting all the cliches that a certain genre inevitably comes with and having very little demand for something "fresh" "new" or "different". Lights Out was no exception. All I want is to have a Friday night scare at the movies.

      And this film delivered just that, wonderfully too. It was taught, no screwing around with overlong expositions and I actually love the setup of what makes our "poltergeist" the entity that it is. Its a bloody scary looking entity too. The frights come thick and fast albeit like with a comedy, you get your hits and misses but hey, its the hits that count. The victimised protagonists earned my care, so the thrills were more substantial. I like the story too and I felt very satisfied coming out of the cinema, although, I wish they went a slightly different direction with the story reveals at the end but what they gave, I enjoyed.

      I wanted a scare fix, the film satiated my fill and although it did so with some cliches it had enough fresher ideas to prevent it falling to the same old same old trap.


      7.5/10

      Edit: Just watched the trailer...LMAO. yeah, dont bother with the film. What a messed up marketing industry. Pathetic...and oh so very hilarious. Go on keep on watching these "we need to really make the storyline clear for you" trailers, I dont care, I'm not the one being spoiled! I am also now reading the critic reviews...seems this film got a bit of critic hype and high praise at least initially. Well yes, I really enjoyed it...but more in a junkie kind of way. Not quite sure what to think of that as if I had gone in with such expectations as painted on release, I might well have been disappointed. Just go in and enjoy your big mac meal, it aint a french cuisine.
       
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