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I just watched this last night and thought it was very good. Netflix is doing a very good job making movies. This movie is definitely worth watching. Reminded me a little of The Happening, but with much better acting. Plus my favorite genre is post apocalyptic, so this was an excellent movie, IMO. Some people don't like movies that don't tell you all the answers, but I like movies that do not have to explain every detail and leave it open to imagination.
 

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Really enjoyed it
But about half way through I imagined the pitch meeting:

"What if “The Road” was a chick flick"

Still enjoyed it even though my head kept saying that phrase
 
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I see a few people are talking about psychopaths being able to see the "thing" or whatever and not be affected. Just wonderinng if that is because of the story told by the guy who gets into the house - the guy with the drawings. He told the story of the inmates of the insane asylum. If so, why do you believe that story? Clearly he was lying about stuff, why believe that.

If it is just some general idea about the people who can view it and not be affected, why? And what makes their eyes weird?

I agree with someone who wrote earlier that there needs to be clues as to what is going on unless the actual thing really isn;t central to the point.

I enjoyed the movie, but I thought the ending was very weak. The way it was revealed that they were at a School for the Blind just seemed so cheap - as if that was some sort of big revelation.
 

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I see a few people are talking about psychopaths being able to see the "thing" or whatever and not be affected. Just wonderinng if that is because of the story told by the guy who gets into the house - the guy with the drawings. He told the story of the inmates of the insane asylum. If so, why do you believe that story? Clearly he was lying about stuff, why believe that.

If it is just some general idea about the people who can view it and not be affected, why? And what makes their eyes weird?

I agree with someone who wrote earlier that there needs to be clues as to what is going on unless the actual thing really isn;t central to the point.

I enjoyed the movie, but I thought the ending was very weak. The way it was revealed that they were at a School for the Blind just seemed so cheap - as if that was some sort of big revelation.
I assumed it was psychopaths and the mentally unstable because if it's not and monsters specifically pick those people then why? Wouldn't they chose someone like Tom who is strong and athletic? Wouldn't the monsters be able to do more damage with those types?

Also I think everyone's eyes go weird, they just didn't focus on that until after he revels himself. You see the old lady's eyes do the same thing right before she stabs herself
 

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I assumed it was psychopaths and the mentally unstable because if it's not and monsters specifically pick those people then why? Wouldn't they chose someone like Tom who is strong and athletic? Wouldn't the monsters be able to do more damage with those types?

Also I think everyone's eyes go weird, they just didn't focus on that until after he revels himself. You see the old lady's eyes do the same thing right before she stabs herself
At some point in the movie I was thinking the "creature" was something like The Angel of Death (a la Raiders of the Lost Ark) and maybe the people who can see and not kill themselves are the chosen one and they need everyone who is not chosen to die before they can "move on" or whatever.
 

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At some point in the movie I was thinking the "creature" was something like The Angel of Death (a la Raiders of the Lost Ark) and maybe the people who can see and not kill themselves are the chosen one and they need everyone who is not chosen to die before they can "move on" or whatever.
That's an interesting spin on it. I like it. That being said we will never know. Apparently from what I have read in the book it's just like the movie they don't care to explain why or what the entities are it just focuses on the surviving.
 

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I enjoyed the movie, but I thought the ending was very weak. The way it was revealed that they were at a School for the Blind just seemed so cheap - as if that was some sort of big revelation.
The whole movie felt like an M Night Shyamalan movie. Without the twist."
 
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at what point can we stop the spoiler tags? I mean, it isn't like this movie is in
the theater. if you haven't seen it by now, then it's your own fault.
 

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i thought the movie was okay....i didn't hate it but i thought A Quiet Place was a better movie in the sensory deprivation genre :shrug:
 

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considering some of the criticism the movie has received, i wonder if we're seeing the difference between a movie conceived for big screen and one for a streaming platform

in performance construction classes i talk about audience reaction as tensions between impact and resonance (immediate vs sustained reactions)
on a big screen impact is almost a given for visuals and sound so the story concentrates on resonance
on a tablet or phone impact is much harder - so the story focus more on strings of impactful moments
in a theatre this would seem like so much button pushing manipulation, but i think it's necessary on a platform where the viewer might pause/play several times during the watching and will hop on the next thing (or go to sleep) right after viewing

not bad
and that's the beauty of ambiguity - it 'could' be that, but it doesn't have to be or doesn't 'just' have to be
 

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