This is a joke - right?
- Hereditary review by AL
I haven't laughed so much in ages. Whas this supposed to be a send up of a horror film? The facial expressions are classic and the dialogue hilarious. All it needs is the canned laughter. I won't be sleeping with the lights on tonight :(
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Slow but spooky horror movie, spoilt by the final act
- Hereditary review by PV
I first tried watching this when tired - but had to give up as it's so slow and has details in it that you'll only see if you concentrate.
I watched it again when I was fresher and really enjoyed it - if that's the right word. It has genuinely spooky moments, all about ghosts and spirits and seances.
However, the final half hour of the movie - the third act - badly lets it down. The story becomes laughable then really, which is a shame, considering the time taken to build up the tension and suspense. Maybe the slowness means it is NOT a movie for teenagers with the attention span of a puppy to watch though...
Maybe those of a religious bent will find it scary - I know people like that who were terrified of the Exorcist because they actually believe in God and demons and hell. Well I don't and I found that movie laughable too.
BUT it's not TOO bad. I liked some scenes and the soundtrack too.
But I must admit I did burst out laughing at the end...
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
- Hereditary review by LP
No amount of cliche plot devices and incessant spooky music can mask what is a turgid run of the mill horror.
I found toni collettes scenery chewing performance grating,and the script poor at best. The silly house/ mental state visual metaphor
Obvious and done better elsewhere.overhyped as 90% of films are today.Rest in peace Nic roeg.
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.
Not up to the hype
- Hereditary review by JD
As the first half hour dragged through i thought id check out IMDB.
I thought id found the wrong film, it was full of 90-100% marks!
A quick read of a couple it just sounds like peer pressure. Someone said the slowness made it a great horror so everyone jumped on board.
Fact is this is just like any half decent horror, only spread out far slower and longer than it needs to be. The first 90minutes has you wondering if this is just some family drama and you mis read the horror bit on the synopsis.
It doesnt really explain whats happening either. And no, this isnt so you use your imagination - its just lazy writing and directing.
Yes, half of what you need is explained at the end in the part of the film that actually moves at a decent pace. But there are still lots of bits that would not only be interesting to know but add some more depth and interest to the film.
Im giving it 3 stars tho, as a horror its not bad. It could of been much better if it was sped up and added a bit more depth.
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