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Movie Debate #5: Get Out (NO SPOILERS)

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    • 10/10 - One of your very favorite movies of all time. Top 10.
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    • 9/10 - Killer fucking movie. Everyone should watch it.
    • 8/10 - Great movie. Maybe one of the best released that year.
    • 7/10 - Very good movie, but not quite great.
    • 6/10 - Pretty good. You might enjoy the occasional watch, or tune in if you happen to catch it on cable.
    • 5/10 - It's okay, but maybe not something you'll go out of your way to watch.
    • 4/10 - Meh. There's plenty of better alternatives to this.
    • 3/10 - Not very good.
    • 2/10 - Not your cup of tea at all. Some people might like this, but you are not one of them.
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    • 1/10 - Horrible in every way.
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    • 0/10 - The Citizen Kane of painful experiences. You'd rather shove an icepick in your retinas than watch this.
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Ok so we got to the theater late and missed the first 10 mins of the movie.  So we were really in the dark until creepy stuff started happening.

Upon rewatching it and seeing that opening scene, I felt that opening gave away too much.  Weird case where missing part of the movie made the experience even better.

9/10 Fantastic flick

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8/10 That was such a crazy movie.

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7/10. Great, original movie. The comedy stuff didn't land with me though, I wish it was a pure horror movie.

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I voted 9/10, loved this movie.  Once the story started unfolding, it was gripping until the very end.

Anyone remember when he went out for a smoke and the yard keeper came sprinting right at him?  Yeah, tripped me out lol.

Also REALLY liked "Us" but not quite as much as this one.

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I thought it was good. Jordan Peel is a good director, and his follow up, Us was even better. Get Out is a little overrated, considering Skeleton Key had the exact same plot (but made more sense)

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8 minutes ago, G-type said:

I thought it was good. Jordan Peel is a good director, and his follow up, Us was even better. Get Out is a little overrated, considering Skeleton Key had the exact same plot (but made more sense)

I didn't really care for "Us". There were a few plot holes and I didn't personally like the underlying theme of the plot. 

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I'm the guy who started a "hypnosis is bullshit" thread,  so I'm probably biased, but I think voodoo magic > hypnosis as a horror mcguffin.

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Does it matter if it's a McGuffin?  It's like comparing the time travel in Looper against the time travel in Back to the Future: neither matters, they are just needed to propel the story forward.

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Cool movie. It's seriously creepy throughout its first half, and starting out I think it handles the topic of racism in an extremely mature and nuanced manner that you rarely see in pop culture.

But the further you get into the movie the dumber it becomes, until it dives into

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full slasher shlock in the third act.

This isn't really criticism as it's obviously completely intentional, but I do think it's a bit of a wasted potential from what seemed like it could have been a more "intelligent" movie. I still liked it a lot.

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This movie actually reminds me a lot of Red State (directed by Kevin Smith).  Both movies were directed by people who I was very familiar with, but only from comedy settings, and both movies were the first horror movies directed by those individuals.  Also both movies are also similar in that I wanted to like them, but something was missing that kept them from being great.  

Also, this talk of McGuffins makes me want to talk about Ronin.  Hopefully we can include that movie in a debate sometime.  

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39 minutes ago, TDIRunner said:

Also, this talk of McGuffins makes me want to talk about Ronin.  Hopefully we can include that movie in a debate sometime.  

You never know.  Plus, I could always do some community selection weeks.

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On 2/22/2020 at 11:33 PM, Reed Rothchild said:

Does it matter if it's a McGuffin?  It's like comparing the time travel in Looper against the time travel in Back to the Future: neither matters, they are just needed to propel the story forward.

it matters in the sense that one I feel wants me to take it seriously, where the other one is just being pure fantasy so its a little easier to just go along for the ride.

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