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A movie about who can be the dumbest.,
This review is from: The Strangers (DVD)
Not a terrible setup. Masked psychos terrorize a couple late one night in a large house nestled in the corner of a small, rich suburb. A bit slow to start and the characters aren't anything close to interesting, but the setup is decent and the atmosphere is good.
Problem? Everyone's a moron.
If you're a home intruder and the people at home have a gun, you're not going to keep attacking. No you're going to run the **** away and go to some other house some other night. If you're the guy being intruded upon and are sitting in the corner one night with a gun you're not going to go outside and play Elmer Fudd. No, you're going to sit in that corner and stay awake until morning when the suburb will be active. If you're the intruder watching the guy play Elmer Fudd with a shotgun you're not going to bull-rush him and succeed. No, you're going to be blown the **** away. And if you're some guy who just had his windshield smashed before your eyes and sees signs of an obvious break-in you're not going to quietly sneak inside to investigate. No, you're going to drive away and call the cops.
The suspension of disbelief is just too much in this film. It's a battle of who wants to be killed more and who's more inept at taking an advantage. And when a victor emerges it's hard to care, not only because all the characters are boring as cardboard, but because they just succeeded winning the Darwin Award of the night in a rather fierce competition.
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Initial post: Jul 18, 2010 8:47:08 AM PDT
R. Field says:
Couldn't have said it better myself......garbage
Posted on Mar 24, 2011 9:04:39 AM PDT
The Straw Man says:
I've got to be honest with you, I just watched this movie last night and thought about writing a review. Your review is right on point, I could not have described it any better. Although I did enjoy the set up and the movie dripped with an eerie mood...that novelty wore off very quickly.
The Straw Man
Posted on May 19, 2012 3:24:16 PM PDT
Sam Loomis says:
Hey stupid their house is in the middle of nowhere. I don't know if you saw the woods in the movie. It's a getaway house.
Posted on Jul 13, 2012 7:33:24 PM PDT
Hands down the best review I've ever read. You are a genus, the only thing that's cool is the potato sack mask. Look at the cover now you don't have to see it
Posted on May 25, 2013 8:02:29 AM PDT
Spot on review. I was on the edge of my seat the first half, but after that I wanted the movie to hurry up and finish.
Posted on Nov 23, 2013 6:44:09 PM PST
Kathy P. Lafayette says:
Movie was boring, as well as the characters.
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