Official RAZZIE® Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > FORUMS on NON-NOMINATED 2008 RELEASES w/LYNX! > THE RUINS
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Will It RUIN Box Office Records??
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Will It RUIN Box Office Records??

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
Vits View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: February 01 2010
Location: Chile
Online Status: Online
Posts: 7083
Post Options Post Options   Quote Vits Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Will It RUIN Box Office Records??
    Posted: July 04 2010 at 3:06pm
***/*****

All I have to say is that the ending was way too rushed.

Grades:4,5 and C-
Concensus:50%
You can follow me @Vits_Chile
Back to Top
Michaels View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: May 12 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2848
Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2009 at 5:21pm

Originally posted by moviewizguy

By now, I've seen both movies and I still have to say The Ruins was the better movie, by far. I think this movie does it better by showing the group breaking down psychologically by the end of the film, which is the reason why I love this movie so much. It's depressing, bleak, and tragic, and I don't like to see a lot of films like this because it's so damn depressing but The Ruins is good at what it does and does it exceptionally fantastic.

Okay, if you say, so, even though this thread is over a year old and it's rather pointless to bring it up again. But in my opinion, a horror movies doesn't need to over the top bleak, depressing, and tragic to be good. In the end, character development and plot matter more, and that's what "Spliter" had to offer.

Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2009 at 9:34am
Originally posted by Michaels

Well, I must admit this, if there's one thing that creeps me out more than anything, it's the thought of some kind of parasite working its way inside your body and messing around with your DNA as you're helpless just to watch it happen. However, "Splinter" came out a few months ago and it was about the same thing, so perhaps you should see that and compare the two.

By now, I've seen both movies and I still have to say The Ruins was the better movie, by far. I think this movie does it better by showing the group breaking down psychologically by the end of the film, which is the reason why I love this movie so much. It's depressing, bleak, and tragic, and I don't like to see a lot of films like this because it's so damn depressing but The Ruins is good at what it does and does it exceptionally fantastic.
Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2008 at 3:04am

Yeah, I know. Too bad it was only in limited release. Wait. Actually, the stupid studio decided to release it for a day, and make it watchable on demand on cable. Damn them! Guess I'll be adding this with Midnight Meat Train and Repo!

But back to the topic, I love movies that just mess up your mind, although that doesn't sound like a pleasant thing. Movies like The Mist and 1408 do that for me. 

Originally posted by Michaels

Well, I must admit this, if there's one thing that creeps me out more than anything, it's the thought of some kind of parasite working its way inside your body and messing around with your DNA as you're helpless just to watch it happen. However, "Splinter" came out a few months ago and it was about the same thing, so perhaps you should see that and compare the two.

Back to Top
Michaels View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: May 12 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2848
Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2008 at 1:45am
Well, I must admit this, if there's one thing that creeps me out more than anything, it's the thought of some kind of parasite working its way inside your body and messing around with your DNA as you're helpless just to watch it happen. However, "Splinter" came out a few months ago and it was about the same thing, so perhaps you should see that and compare the two.
Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2008 at 4:03pm

I always say that, especially for [Rec] and The Mist. Now it's time for me to say "one of the best movies ever created" because I do truly think so. You think I'm kidding but please, I urge you to see the movie first. But I think it's even better if you go out and read the novel first.

This film is like being punched in the stomach and kicked around so many times until you're left for dead in the end. That's how my experience was. It was all psychological and that's what makes this movie so great. One critic summed it perfectly for me:

These are the beautiful people, and by the end of The Ruins we'll have spent a lot of time watching them go downhill.

Oh, how I wish this movie would be screened to the critics...76 reviews in RT...so unfair. Maybe I could email Roger Ebert and tell him to see it?

Back to Top
Michaels View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: May 12 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2848
Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2008 at 1:10pm

Yo, moviewizguy -- I just think instead of saying stuff like "one of the best movies ever created," you could say stuff like "one of the better horror (or other genre) movies made in recent memory." Just a thought.

"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)
Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2008 at 4:23am
Originally posted by Michaels

Originally posted by moviewizguy

I think it's one of the best movies ever created.

But you say that about every movie we post here in the forum.

Please, get back on topic....

Back to Top
Michaels View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: May 12 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2848
Post Options Post Options   Quote Michaels Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 21 2008 at 2:12am

Originally posted by moviewizguy

I think it's one of the best movies ever created.

But you say that about every movie we post here in the forum.

Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2008 at 2:52pm
Has anyone get to see this movie yet? I think it's one of the best movies ever created.
Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2008 at 7:23am

I just finished the movie (wow. What a fast two days of reading and one day of watching): 9/10:

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.

Yes, I have read the book and it was one of the few books that I read that were actually really good. Amazingly, this movie have pulled it off: It's better than the book. Probably because the book is nothing like the movie, yet the movie has some similar elements and gist of the book. Judging from the trailer, you might think it's another dumb, teen horror flick. This is where you're wrong. In fact, this movie is much more of a psychological thriller than a horror flick.

For those who have read the book, you may feel upset that they changed it up so much, but I think otherwise: The movie changed up some flaws that were in the book: The characters are much smarter, things that I wanted to happen in the book, like the characters doing something differently, happened in the movie, and there's an alternate ending, which I think is so much better than the book so it really doesn't matter if you read the book first and then saw the movie, or vice versa.

But, of course, this is my opinion. Unlike many horror movies, even as an R rated horror movie, The Ruins relies much more on tension and suspense than blood and gore, even though there is blood and gore in the film. This is one of the best movies created this year and one of the best horror film ever.

However, I do think the characters in the book are much more sympathetic and lovable than in the movie. The movie is like 85 minutes and the book is 510 pages. Of course, the book added much more character development and other stuff than the fast paced movie. Still, I don't mind, because I still felt the characters were sympathetic and lovable. They're given great dialog and much more than 2-dimensional characters you see in most horror movies these days.

Whether you have read the book or not, you'll be surprised at what is to happen in the movie. Some might call the ending a cop out, after what just happened, but I liked that ending much better than the one from the book. This messes with your head. This movie will not satisfy everyone, but it surely did for me. I just found the movie unfairly picked on because people, I assume, expected violence, gore, and nudity. The movie is better than that and it is.

Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2008 at 4:36pm

...just finished it. It's really depressing. Gosh, I hope the movie is good! 

 

Back to Top
moviewizguy View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: January 23 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2137
Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2008 at 12:38pm
I'm reading the book and it's really amazing!
Back to Top
JoeBacon View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: July 15 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 558
Post Options Post Options   Quote JoeBacon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 08 2008 at 5:17pm
And when I saw the trailer, i kept thinking of the classic Attack of the
Mushroom People!
Back to Top
tomsmobr View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: March 18 2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 255
Post Options Post Options   Quote tomsmobr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 05 2008 at 5:15am

I thought that this movie looked a little bit like Bug and The Descent.  I could be wrong, but when I saw the trailer, those were the first two movies that came to mind.

 

Back to Top
saturnwatcher View Drop Down
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum
RAZZIE® Inner Sanctum


Joined: July 14 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2577
Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2008 at 5:16am

There aren't really enough reviews up at RT so far to spot a trend as of this writing, but this actually may not even be the worst horror flick of the week, bad as it may be. There is another candidate called Grizzly Park which is being described as something the SciFi channel would probably reject.

Geez, Hollywood is putting out so much garbage these days we can't even hope to keep up.

Incidentally, moviewizguy, I'd be quick to point out that the number of decent/good/great books that have translated into absolutely awful movies is almost endless. In my entire experience as an avid reader/moviegoer, I can only think of one movie that was actually better than the book from which it was adapted. That was Field of Dreams. It was, of course, an outstanding movie adapted from a book that wasn't all that great, called Shoeless Joe.

 

Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down