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Old 04-18-17, 08:35 AM
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The Void (2017)

I'll start off with the usual "I did a search....." so please merge or delete this thread as you see fit.

I can't post and trailers or vids as I'm not working from home today.

This was a pretty decent flick - nice and gory with a lot of nods to John Carpenters "The Thing" but also with some originality of its own.

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re: The Void (2017)

RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_void_2017


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re: The Void (2017)

I saw this about a week or so ago. I enjoyed it. Good ol' Canadian-made horror Best to go into it not knowing or expecting too much.

As I understand it, all (or nearly all) of the effects are practical, not CG. In that regard, it looks phenomenal.

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I feel like the shot in the thumbnail of the first trailer above is kinda spoilery...
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Yeah, the effects were great
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Cool visual FX but it was little more than a pastiche of far better films. So many ripped off scenes. And there wasn't a single great actor among the bunch, save for the two vets they were able to secure.
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I'll save you from looking at another goofy expression but Chris Stuckmann really liked it, except for the end.
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bless you, kind sir.
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re: The Void (2017)

Originally Posted by TomOpus
I'll save you from looking at another goofy expression but Chris Stuckmann really liked it, except for the end.


I wonder if Stuckmann realizes how much credibility he loses before people even hit play on his videos with his dumbass expressions.

I'm not saying you have to look and act like Ben Stein but you don't have to look like a douche either.
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I wonder if Stuckmann realizes how much credibility he loses before people even hit play on his videos with his dumbass expressions.
Currently he has 949,887 subscribers and it continues to climb. He gets free tvs and has paid advertisers. So, I don't see much changing there.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ


I wonder if Stuckmann realizes how much credibility he loses before people even hit play on his videos with his dumbass expressions.
I'm fine with YouTubers, generally speaking, but yeah, I can't stand the obnoxious dumbass expressions in the thumbnails, and Stuckmann isn't the only one that does it. It's an epidemic.

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Currently he has 949,887 subscribers and it continues to climb. He gets free tvs and has paid advertisers. So, I don't see much changing there.
More money = better than
I'm not a fan of his reviews, the few of which I've watched I generally found to be pretty bland, but if it's working for him and his fans, good for him. I think of him as the Jay Leno of YouTube film reviewers. There's probably no accuracy to that statement, but it sounded funny in my head, so I wanted to write it out.

And he's gained another 17 subscribers between our replies. He'll be at a million, by.. umm... soon.


Anyway, The Void is good. It's on Vudu, so you don't even have to leave your house to see it. I suggest watching it in the dark on a big TV though. Not on a phone or laptop.
Oh, and then track down The Editor. The guys who made The Void are part of the same collective that made The Editor. That one's intentionally funny and an homage to Italian giallo horror flicks.
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re: The Void (2017)

Originally Posted by islandclaws
Cool visual FX but it was little more than a pastiche of far better films. So many ripped off scenes. And there wasn't a single great actor among the bunch, save for the two vets they were able to secure.
This was pretty much how I felt. I'm burned out on homage/pastiche. It's one thing to pay tribute to a movie or filmmaker, but this veered more toward flatout ripoff.

If I had never seen Prince of Darkness, Hellraiser, or The Beyond, I would have probably loved this. But I have seen those movies. Many times. Show me something new.
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Originally Posted by Dan
Oh, and then track down The Editor. The guys who made The Void are part of the same collective that made The Editor. That one's intentionally funny and an homage to Italian giallo horror flicks.
That's funny, I literally watched The Editor the other night after I got home from seeing The Void. And...well, I hated them both.
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^ Ditto. The Editor tried WAY too hard to send up giallo tropes. It, once again, looked beautiful but was a bad movie.
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A bad movie, sure.
But a good Canadian movie. Our standards are much much much lower.
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Rented this via Amazon Video a week or so ago.

I enjoyed it, warts and all. Characterizations were spotty but I was never bored, as the film has some fun ideas and is always visually interesting.
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Originally Posted by Dan
A bad movie, sure.
But a good Canadian movie. Our standards are much much much lower.
You gave us Cronenberg, and he set that bar high.
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True. Although Cosmopolis should have reset that bar
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Touche.












But I did like Maps to the Stars.
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I liked it, very goopy 80's horror throwback. I might have explained it a little more and gone with a different actor for the lead though. (Very Hellraiser 2)
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Originally Posted by islandclaws
You gave us Cronenberg, and he set that bar high.
And Atom Egoyan, so those two alone make the bar really high for me.

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