Adam Wingard's The Guest

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  1. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be blatantly honest when I saw that Adam Wingard has yet to impress me. His directorial efforts so far have ranged from mediocre to terrible. But his latest feature, the Guest, is shaping up to be pretty good, and has been getting a lot of really positive buzz around the indie film festivals. Now I am still preceding with caution going into this one because his last film, You're Next, had a lot of hype behind it and I was not much of a fan, but I am willing to give this one a shot. Here is the breakdown:

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  2. CPT HOOK

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    This is supposed to be getting a wide release on the 17th, but I'm not really seeing much promotion for it outside of the horror websites. Same goes for Tusk.
     
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    You didn´t like You're Next?
     
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    Saw this today and thought it was a fun take on Shadow of a Doubt. Entertaining throughout with some cool nods to horror fans even if the film itself maybe falls on the fringes of the genre. Good score and interesting characters. Check it out.
     
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    I didn´t know anything about this movie, until last night, when a friend recommended it to me, and I gave it a watch.
    It was a pleasant surprise :)
    The mix between action, thriller and horror really worked.
    And especially the final 20 minutes had a superb 80:s vibe to it, when it comes to the music and lightning. Plus the girl in the lead looks like she fell out of a timewarp from 1987 ;)

    I need to rewatch "You´re Next", but I think "The Guest" might beat it :)
     
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    One of my favorites of the year.
     
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    I noticed lots of Internet buzz for The Guest lately. Not seen yet but I will soon.
     
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    You definitely should, it's great!

    Just picked up the blu-ray, can't wait to see it again:

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    it was fine for what it was.
     
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    I thought the same thing when I read his comment :lol:

    I saw this the other night knowing nothing about it. It was a pretty good movie with a good cast, decent story and a weird mix of genres that worked well for it. I really loved the disco scene at the end. That soundtrack was pretty awesome.
     
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    I'm still looking for the magic, hope this film delivers.
     
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    Thing's kinda got a point tho.

    The Guest started off fairly strong I thought. It sort of had this poor-man's Drive vibe going on. It kept my interest and I wanted to find out who this guy was. But once the MP was brought in, the film took a 180 degree shift in tone. Some comedic moments felt out of place and the reveal seemed just rather corny. I honestly thought they were going to say David was going to be a cyborg....his identity isn't as far-fetched as that, but it still didn't seem to fit the tone of the movie.

    I didn't think The Guest was anything exceptional. I mean its definitely worth a watch, but I doubt I'd ever want to sit down to watch it again. Good tunes, some nice cinematography, titties, and a nod to Halloween 3...yeah, definitely worth a watch.
     
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    Watched it tonight, I did notice the Halloween 3 nod...and kind of marked out. Pretty decent overall!!
     
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    Yeah, a 180 degree turn into pure awesomeness. From the moment David turned SPOILER>psycho on the gun dealer, the movie really starting kicking major ass. From the get go you can tell that there's something not quite right about the guy, so I can't say I was all that surprised or bothered by the reveal.

    I loved it. One of the most entertaining movies I've seen in a while.
     
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    I loved this. Rented it and went out and bought it next day. Beautifully shot, and really well executed. I did not like You're Next and was expecting the same kind of obnoxious hipster vibe from this. Turned out very pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Yeah, great scene :)
    The music was a perfect fit for the climax of the movie.
     
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    Like everyone else apparently, I watched this last night. I also have liked nothing that Adam Wingard has done, including You're Next. This was very good though, but I thought it took a little turn for the worse once the shootout began. That's when it started getting a little convoluted and improbable.

    I missed the Halloween 3 reference though....what was it?
     
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