Monday, 10 March 2014

Film review: Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

I'd already decided to watch this a while ago, but never got around to it since I was expecting it to be one of those "meh"-films that'd just leave me bored. It does actually begin just like that, of course, so I wasn't surprised positively or negatively now that I finally could arse enough to watch it.

Soon, though, it got a lot better. In fact, pretty damn awesome and fun. I'm not saying it's great in terms of anything, but it's really fucking cool; it's like if someone got a time machine and thought "let's make this like The Cabin in the Woods, but it has just a bunch of ghosts that are messed up beyond hell". I mean, honestly, I don't think it's at all like a horror film, but that's not a bad thing by any means.

Some of the stuff doesn't really seem to make sense, but even that is alright and not at all distracting for the most part. That uncle guy's death was one thing; why did he fake his death to the psychic dude? Like, wouldn't he have known he was faking it? But whatever, it doesn't take anything away from the awesomeness. A lot of the ghosts reminded me of something else, but I can't exactly point out any single one of them and any other film, which is kinda odd... well, apart from that hammer guy having some slightly Hellraiserish vibes.

What I'm trying to say, I suppose, is that this is something everyone should watch if they want epic mindless action ride that involves lots of stuff that's like things crammed together. 85/100, because it could've been a lot better... but considering it's made in 2001, the effects are the smoothest and closest to almost perfectly non-intrusive-looking that I've seen outside the newest of all movies! I'd say that that alone is enough to warrant a one-time watch.

PS: I'll be a sexist pig for one second and point out that the "angry princess" was sexy as all fuck. Now, call me a pervert or whatever, but really, there should be no shame in saying "I think she's sexy", if she is meant to look sexy; after all, if she wasn't meant to look sexy, why would she be going around all over the place naked with her boobs being thrown at the camera at seemingly random moments, and the sexiness even referenced in the film itself? Like, sure, they made the actress look like she was all bloody and covered in cuts, but still. Sexy is sexy, and in some contexts it should be fine to point that out. Don't get mad at me, unless you're the actress who played that character or the film's director or whoever and think I'm being an inappropriate douchedalf, by telling me that there was no sexualisation intended at all. Then, I'll apologise in more words than this and try my best to refrain from mentioning any sexuality-related stuff at all when it comes to anything other than sexuality-related topics that I post about or porn or whatever. Yes, this is sort of a disclaimer or whatever you want to call it, all because I'm paranoid as all fuck about being offensive. What does that say about me? That I spend way too much time on Tumblr...?

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