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Old 07-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Horns (dir. Alexandre Aja)

New film based on Joe Hill's novel.

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Keith Bunin (screenplay), Joe Hill (novel)
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Losing your girlfriend to murder is hard enough. Losing your girlfriend to murder, being accused of that murder, and then sprouting devil-like horns out of nowhere? Probably the worst.

This is what happens to Daniel Radcliffe’s character Ig in Horns, a film based on a book of the same name by author Joe Hill about a man who grows horns only to find that they give him great power. Because apparently, people start confessing their every secret to you once you start looking like the devil
I loved the book, and I hope this lives up to it!
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Well as the video explains, I do not think it is a great film, nor do I think.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Watched this a few days ago. Book was definitely better, and they left a lot of stuff out of the movie...understandable, as they obviously couldn't fit everything into the film. The biggest most jarring change however is one they made to a particular character, practically re-writing them all together. If anyone who has read the book and sees the film, you will know who I'm referring to. Acting was good all around, but I dunno...for some reason, I found the film to be just ok. It was kinda boring to be honest. Just didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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thought it was OK, nothing special.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:19 PM   #4
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I enjoyed it. That was the first movie where I didn't hate Daniel Radcliffe.

Quite darkly funny. More a mystery than a horror though. Maybe I'll revisit one day. I don't see it holding up to repeat viewings. Reminded me of Raimi's The Gift a bit...
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Old 10-09-2014, 03:54 AM   #5
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I've never read the book, but I really loved the movie. This wasn't high on my must see list this year, but I defiantly came out more than satisfied.
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Old 10-09-2014, 04:15 AM   #6
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I started reading the book, but couldn't finish it. As for the movie, I'll wait for NetFlix.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:08 AM   #7
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I really enjoyed it although I never read the book. The CG was not that great in some scenes though.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:43 AM   #8
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One of my favorites of the year.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:39 AM   #9
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I watched this a few nights back and enjoyed it. It was entertaining and decent but I wouldn't call it one of my favorites of the year.
One nitpick I do have is that it is never explained in the film why he gets the horns. I'm not sure if that's explained in the book but it felt odd to me in the film.
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I wasn't really expecting much from this. I had tried reading the book, but just couldn't get into it. But as for the movie, I ended up loving it. I thought it was very well done, great cast, beautiful locations, strong production values. It's a very watchable movie. The finale maybe goes on a bit too long, but for the most part I really enjoyed it.

Kind of fun to see Heather Graham in a variation of her Twin Peaks role. Actually, the entire movie did give me a bit of a Twin Peaks vibe, maybe it was just the Pacific northwest locations?
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I liked it, but I don't know whether I'd say it has much rewatchability. It's a tough film to get through. If the ending wouldn't have tied up things as well as it did, the film probably would have been a disaster.
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Loved the first 2/3rds of this, hated the last act.
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