The Grudge

We went to see The Grudge at the weekend, an English language re-working of the Japanese Ju-On fright flick (and its sequels). Reviews had been mixed here (as they had in the States), but the majority pointed to the 'worth seeing and really quite scary' end of the scale.

It would probably have worked better had the cinema not been half-full of underage kids who couldn't decide whether to giggle all the way through or just scream occasionally at the wrong bits, and therefore decided just to do both... but while it was nicely made, it had a few loose ends, and I never find that films where the all the scary parts are precluded by scary music ever really end up being all that scary. Julie thought otherwise, however :)

Comments:

I feel real sorry for you having to put up with kids (even adults as I found out) in the cinema having to giggle or scream. Over here in the UK, we have none of that... we just scream at the right place, laugh at the correct scene etc. One thing bothered me with people in the US having to 'cheer' at the screen. It is incredibly off putting no? ;)

Posted by Craig on November 09, 2004 at 03:44 AM GMT+00:00 #

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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