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Old 17th December 2011, 11:44 PM
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It looks hilarious, i am sad Argento seems to have lost his mojo but this looks entertaining
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I completely agree with you on the poster Demdike - it's completely dull and uninspiring.
I know we are taking about the poster, and not the finished movie, and it might be heresy to say this, but...when was the last time that Argento made a film which wasn't dull and uninspiring?
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I know we are taking about the poster, and not the finished movie, and it might be heresy to say this, but...when was the last time that Argento made a film which wasn't dull and uninspiring?
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I know we are taking about the poster, and not the finished movie, and it might be heresy to say this, but...when was the last time that Argento made a film which wasn't dull and uninspiring?
The same could be said about everyone, the majority of films covered by this forum are from the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Most new horror films are just dismissed as rubbish straight away, and those that become a success (Saw, Hostel, Paranormal Entity etc) are derided and their directors chastised.
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Old 18th December 2011, 05:41 PM
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I'll keep an open mind until I see the film, but the trailer I've seen doesn't inspire confidence at this early stage.
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I know that many Argento lovers will now draw their weapons, but I love Mother of Tears! It's a great movie, with a genuinely frightening atmosphere, and some really excellent scenes. It's not Argento at his peak, but pretty damn close to it!

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Old 18th December 2011, 08:43 PM
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Can't wait to see this now. I think it will be genuinely amazing(ly hilarious). The top comment on it is a gem : "Is the acting a work in progress too?"
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I know that many Argento lovers will now draw their weapons, but I love Mother of Tears! It's a great movie, with a genuinely frightening atmosphere, and some really excellent scenes. It's not Argento at his peak, but pretty damn close to it!
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Old 19th December 2011, 07:08 PM
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I really like Mother of Tears too. It's not Argento at his peak, no, nor in the same league as Suspiria/Inferno (considering it's supposed to complete the trilogy). It's not scary either, and doesn't have the trademark Argento aesthetic.

But I can't say I didn't thoroughly enjoy it. It's campy, gory, fast-paced, fun, apocalyptic mayhem - a hark back to Italian horror at its most delirious and over the top. Suspiria and Inferno are perfectly crafted arthouse horrors. Mother of Tears is a somewhat sloppy unashamed b-movie, and works perfectly well on that front, with a genuinely entertaining performance from Asia. They're polar opposite films, but work in their own ways.

So I stand by that film! Despite the anticipation, the negative press I heard was overwhelming, but I loved every second. Enough to buy the DVD and the French Blu (damned forced subs!).

I'm no Argento apologist either - I found the Card Player quite dull, didn't like his Masters of Horror stuff, and Giallo just left me incredulous.
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