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13 Ghosts

Just got home from watching 13 Ghosts. It was a _very_ interesting premise based on occultish black magic - the idea of enslaving Earth-bound souls to power a demonic contraption of all-seeing for mortal gain.

The storyline was kinda weak. But at least there wasn't the cheesy, stupid, "get the girl in the end"-ness that Hollywood tends to slot into everything. Although, Shannon Elizabeth grates on my nerves.

I've always had a lot of respect for F. Murray Abraham's work. I first saw him as Antonio Salieri in "Amadeus". I was amazed again when I saw him in "Star Trek: Insurrection" as Adhar Ru'afo (the bad guy, leader of the So'na).

Forgot to mention this last night (or this morning, whatever =) ... Husband Guy loves watching scary movies, but he's afraid of watching scary movies... if that makes any sense. If we had been watching at home, I'd have this 5'11", 185 pound 'Fraidie-Cat huddled on me with couch cushions and blankets. It's a wonder he hasn't suffocated me yet... =D

[All My Movies]


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Oct. 28th, 2001 05:46 am (UTC)
GASP! I love the cheese girl in the end, ending! In fact, I was very upset when I saw Deep Blue Sea. The babe gets eaten in end! And Samuel Jackson too. At least LL Cool J was hanging tough until the end. I see on the internet that they're releasing a Deep Blue Sea 2 next year. Gads.
Oct. 28th, 2001 09:15 am (UTC)
I don't mind the guy getting the girl in the end, if it _fits_ into the storyline. I just hate it when the guy and the girl never even had a scene together, were never in the same camera frame at the same moment, were never within 20ft of each other and they suddenly hook up in the end because they're the only male-female pair left at least partially alive, however grungy, disgusting, traumatized and disarrayed their hair[*].

A lot of that might be that their scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, but my opinion is that they should re-write the ending then. This is why I admire people like M. Night Shayamalan who insist on maintaining the integrity of the story, as pained as he is to do it.
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