Originally Posted by S.D. Bob Plissken
[Rec] then [Rec] 2 then Quarantine. Assuming you enjoy the first one, that is.
Yeah, that's about right. I mean, [Rec] 2 takes place 15 minutes after the first one ends, so it's natural to do it that way. And there actually is a DTV Quarantine 2 that has nothing to do with [Rec] 2. I haven't seen it so I can not tell you a thing about it besides the fact it takes place at an entirely different location.
Tonight I went and saw a movie from Netflix. It was Shrooms. I know it was briefly mentioned in the first few pages of this thread but that was it. The idea of it being about being high and seeing strange shit and not knowing what is real and what is fake is cool with me. A movie I rank real highly is Total Recall and a big reason is that a big part of the plot revolves around whether or not the adventure that Quaid is on is real or he's just dreaming and it never being cleared up and thus you have to decide on your own... that sort of thing is real cool with me. Plus, it was filmed in Ireland and it's a different setting for me so that was appealing. Oh, and the attractive ladies in the cast weren't bad either!
Of course, on its IMDb page there was a big argument about how one of the ladies (Alice Greczyn) happened to have the look in the movie of a lady who doesn't shave her armpits. Of course I know that's more common in various parts of the world so that wasn't too big of a deal with me. I know that a long while ago she gave up that belief and now shaves that part of her body. Don't ask how I know this so definitively... and trust me it's a typical IMDb messageboard argument, meaning that you do NOT want to read most of it. Anyway, you only briefly see it in one scene so it's not a big deal at all.
As for the actual film, it's about some kids who go to Ireland to do 'shrooms. Personally, I'd rather sight-see around that pretty country, but that's just me. They get told a local legend about some spooky stuff that happened in the area and then they take some magical mushrooms. The lead blonde finds one that is a lot stronger than the others and it allegedly gives her the ability of precognition. But is that part of the trip too...
Overall, while I thought it was definitely better in idea than execution, I thought it was a fine-enough flick. It being different was nice, there were trippy moments throughout and the forest location was used nicely. There was also a nice scene set in the marshes with tall reeds. Now, the ending... it unfortunately went somewhere and I did not like that twist. However, you could argue that the ending was also a trip and did not actually happen; you really could explain what happened in the movie in a few different ways, which like I said earlier is pretty cool. So, it could have been pretty awesome but instead it was just a fine way to spend a little more than 80 minutes. The fact that the acting was fine and none of the characters acted in a way that enraged me and turned me off from the film, that's always a plus with me.
Also, note that it definitely isn't about gore but instead it's about being odd and freaky.
EDIT: Oh yes, and I can't forget the best part... a talking cow! That was great.
Edited by The Perfect Weapon - 6/3/12 at 9:24pm