Ju-On (Takashi Shimizu, 2002)
I don’t really know what to say about this, it mostly bored me to tears. It has some effective imagery, but the narrative really worked on creating any kind of cohesive atmosphere or mood. Also, outside of some monster stuff… which is creepy, the film is rather visually uninteresting and little tension is built by creating effective compositions or using clever editing. The first half is decent enough, but the whole thing becomes very redundant and very fast.
Final Destination (James Wong, 2000)
I watched Final Destination with my sisters and I have to say, it just wasn’t good. It wasn’t even bad in a way that was particularly fun to make fun of… we tried, but it seemed forced, mostly because it just was not campy enough. The deaths weren’t even particularly original or interesting, and the film is ARTLESS for lack of a better term. Sorority Row was more interesting for God’s sake! Honestly, not much to say about this one, it is so completely bland in every way. They didn’t even kill off someone who sucks, I mean… srsly, whats the point?