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Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Old 11-17-23, 03:34 PM
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Probably Roths best film. Which isnít exactly high praise. The kills were good and the reveal was okay. The trailer is still better.

3/5
I agree with this.
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I liked the overall message about consumerism, and there were a couple brutal, guffaw-worthy kills (the table saw scene earns the price of admission on its own), but there's a cheap feel to the whole thing, and it all feels a bit underdeveloped in terms of characterization especially.


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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

I enjoyed this a lot. The opening scene was great. Had a lot of humor, and really good casting. I admire that Roth made it a modern film, instead of setting it in the late 70s/ early 80s.
My only disappointment is that it wasn't as dirty as the Grindhouse trailer version, and actually bordered on prudish by the way they had the "turkey" wearing clothes when it was served. I expected more sex and nudity, but the movie has basically zero.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

I had a lot of fun watching this as well. Some very gory kills and quite a few LOL moments. Probably one of Eli Roth's best horror movies.

I knew the killer had some tie in to:

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Gina Gershon's death in the beginning. But, it definitely wasn't the husband because he was very lean in build and the husband was stocky. I thought it could have been a son we never met. So McDreamy being the killer was a little bit of a surprise.



The characters were a little underdeveloped,. but for the most part, they weren't cliched teen idiots. Nell Verlaque was a decent lead and she's pretty. But, I'm probably old enough to be her Dad. Looks like she's a relative newcomer. Her resume is pretty light.

Overall, it was worth seeing. And the subliminal message was definitely about how we're obsessed with consumerism.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Saw this yesterday.

Although I think the largely forgettable cast hurts the film, this is easily Director/Writer Eli Roth's best film in a decade.

Loved the film's commitment to being a Holiday Slasher in addition to the wildly gory/creative kills.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

I thought it was good. Up there with the best of the '90s slashers.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

This made about $10.2 million over the weekend. The budget was only $15 million so there's a good chance it can turn a profit before it ends its theatrical run.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Originally Posted by DJariya
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Gina Gershon's death in the beginning. But, it definitely wasn't the husband because he was very lean in build and the husband was stocky. I thought it could have been a son we never met. So McDreamy being the killer was a little bit of a surprise.

My only "issue" with this is
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Gershon is 61! She still looks great but.... pregnant???


Originally Posted by DJariya
Nell Verlaque was a decent lead and she's pretty. But, I'm probably old enough to be her Dad. Looks like she's a relative newcomer. Her resume is pretty light.
I liked her on Big Shots.
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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

Family loved the movie, we were laughing and jumping across the show. People were cheering and there even was a lady yelling in Spanish to the screen:
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at Dempsey during the end revelation that he was being live streamed, pretty funny, "andele!". Everyone was cracking up.


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Re: Thanksgiving (2023, D: Eli Roth)

My son and I saw this today and we really enjoyed it. I definitely think the original Cabin Fever and Hostel are better movies, but this was still a lot of fun and is a nice nod to the slasher movies of old.

But I just watched the trailer he did for Grindhouse a few minutes ago and was surprised how much more R rated and gruesome it was. I had forgotten it and kinda wish they had made that film now.

Still, this one is a fun film to see if you enjoy slasher films. My rating: ***1/2 out of *****
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