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post #11 of 25 Old 05-28-12, 09:00 AM
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Wow, it seems like the movie has it's fans. I'm on the other scale actually and found it practically unwatchable and unexciting. Each to their own of course and I'm glad taste differs so.
Count me as a fan and it now sits in my BR collection.
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post #12 of 25 Old 05-28-12, 11:18 AM
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I was left quite underwhelmed with this movie. It had neither great action sequences nor deep emotional moments.

I admit it's possible I just didn't get it. Not a keeper in my opinion but worth renting if you're a L.N. fan.
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I was left quite underwhelmed with this movie. It had neither great action sequences nor deep emotional moments.

I admit it's possible I just didn't get it. Not a keeper in my opinion but worth renting if you're a L.N. fan.
I bet most here do "get it". Great movie with much excitement.
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I bet most here do "get it". Great movie with much excitement.
I'd ask you to help me understand the movie but since you consider it an exciting movie it seems we're pretty far apart on how we saw the movie.

To me there was very little action. Plenty of suspense but really to me it was a movie more about the interaction and action of men given rather bleak prospects of survival.

To the movies credit - I rather did enjoy the backstory and ultimate conclusion of that story. It was the in between parts that were unable to keep me interested.
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I would agree with your assessment about the story mostly being about the casts survival but to me that is where this movie shined. The excitement was "edge of your seat worthy" in several parts. Without providing spoilers to our members who haven't seen it I'll leave it at that.
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I rented this one. I found the audio and video disappointing. The wolves seems artificial and cgi not that good. On the plus side the story was compelling and with some decent acting.

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Wow, it seems like the movie has it's fans. I'm on the other scale actually and found it practically unwatchable and unexciting. Each to their own of course and I'm glad taste differs so.
Agree with this.

One of my criteria for owning a movie is if I would watch it again (and again -lol).
This one did not do it for me at all. I'm a big Liam fan (Taken) , but was extremely disappointed
in this movie. Liked the first half hour - then it went steadily downhill from there (to an
unforgetable ending)
My wife and I both agreed on this one - should have rented it instead of going to the theater
to see it. just imho
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I may be in the minority here but I thought this was a great exercise video. I just finished watching it and my body is starting to relax after two solid hours of every muscle tensed.

I borrowed this one from a coworker. I rarely watch DVD lately, but I thought the A/V was decent. Surround effects were used well to portray the events on screen, but not overblown when the scene didn't call for it. In a few of the whiteout snow scenes the picture seemed quite grainy, I couldn't tell if it was intentional cinematography or an artifact of the upconversion.

Overall, not a top tier movie. But I will watch it again when my dad comes to town.

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I may be in the minority here but I thought this was a great exercise video. I just finished watching it and my body is starting to relax after two solid hours of every muscle tensed.

I borrowed this one from a coworker. I rarely watch DVD lately, but I thought the A/V was decent. Surround effects were used well to portray the events on screen, but not overblown when the scene didn't call for it. In a few of the whiteout snow scenes the picture seemed quite grainy, I couldn't tell if it was intentional cinematography or an artifact of the upconversion.

Overall, not a top tier movie. But I will watch it again when my dad comes to town.
Also felt some of the scenes seemed grainy, and am unsure if it was a cinematography decision. I just chalked it up as such....i mean why else would one push out footage looking like that.
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I agree the audio sound effects were done nicely in this movie. The wind blowing and fire crackling .
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