mlitsonata saidI don't care what you all say, I still liked it I'm standing by it!
Maybe it wasn't soooo scary, but when you're watching it all alone on a little screen the jumpy parts are extra jumpy.
And when I was watching I took notice of a couple of interesting subtle things that I thought were unique but... crap... I can't remember what they were now. If I remember later I'll write them down.
You know another reason I might have liked this? A theory. I didn't go into it with any expectations. I heard it was a good movie with Daniel Radcliffe, that's it. Never saw the trailer and I didn't know what it was about. When I sit down to watch a movie that I've been told was done well, I do so to enjoy whatever is in front of me. I take it in for what it is. I don't try to critique. I let whatever emotion comes through take hold. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more. Sometimes I think we gays are far to critical which is a shame. It actually can derail our own life experience.
critiquing a film because you didn't like it isn't the same as being overly judgmental about your life. it's called being able to formulate an opinion with reason and express taste through developed arguments, i.e., not being an idiot.
You are absolutely right! Everyone should formulate an opinion, didn't say they shouldn't. And if anyone took offence I apologize, that wasn't my intention.
SOMEtimes there are people that begin the critique process right from the get go - they even look for the bad points - I've done it myself. Not saying that is what happened with anyone on this thread. But it does happen, kind of a lot, and I've seen it more with my gay friends than not. And when someone starts that process from the get go they are less likely to enjoy the experience and therefore they create a bad critique by the end.
In this particular case - I thought it was very well done. The cinematography was excellent, the costuming and sets were accurate, the screenplay (and it's slight references to Wuthering Heights) was well written, the acting was well rounded among the cast, the sound effects and music were gripping, the jumpy parts actually made you jump. To me that is a good movie and for me it was a good experience. These are my humble opinions.
I am surprised that there isn't one other person on RJ with a favorable opinion, as I've only heard good things about it outside of RJ. I have one friend who has seen it three times.