Just a couple of days ago, Jurassic World had its world premiere in Paris. While the film is under heavy embargo (which essentially means that anybody who's seen it is forbidden from talking about it), a few people have let slip on the film's quality. There's been a couple of tweets here and there that give us a little tease at what's to be expected in this much anticipated fourth installment of one of the greatest franchises of all time. Some of the tweets are below.
Tusk, Kevin Smith's body horror movie, graced our screens last year and it was quite a sight to behold. It's graphic, it's disturbing and it's full of Smith's typical raunchy humour. The film was hated and completely flunked at the box office. It's rotten on rotten tomatoes and currently sits at a gradually decreasing 5.4 on IMDb, which puts it as Smith's lowest rated film, even lower than Cop Out. Yet, after the initial screening at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, the film received glaring reactions, such as the ones quoted below:
"TUSK, a body horror comedy that amounts to Kevin Smith’s sweetest film"
"So @tuskthemovie is totally bananas and really great. So committed to itself. A big #walrusyes"
"TUSK: Comedy slapstick that heavily borrows from The Human Centipede and/or Cronenberg’s The Fly. But who cares. It was so much fun!”
"Justin Long gives a career best performance in Tusk. Really, really strong work in an absolutely berserk horror-comedy.”
The words zonked, incoherent, never ending and many others were thrown around, leading one to question whether Paul Thomas Anderson had finally made a dud film. In my opinion, and this seems to be the general consensus, he hasn't yet. As the film came out and was released in more and more cinemas, people started digging it a bit more. Few are hailing it as Anderson's best, but they can't help but say they were entertained by it. Let's give it a few more years. Maybe the haze will wear off and people will start to love it more, just like they did with The Big Lebowski, another favourite of mine.
"The stylish and mostly satisfying film adaptation by director Sam Taylor-Johnson will be too, and deservingly so... , but it certainly knows how to keep a girl happy during its running time."
"The movie adaptation of the smash-hit S&M novel is less tawdry than some are probably hoping, but about it nonetheless"
"This hotly anticipated bondage-porn romance is in many ways a significant improvement on E.L. James' novel."
"If Hollywood still has doubts about whether women can dominate at the box office, the steamy — if occasionally stilted — adaptation of E.L. James' S&M romance novel permanently."
Saying that the film is an improvement over the book isn't that big of a compliment, but it's truly odd to hear a film as terrible as it is getting so much praise. It's ridiculous that a film like that even exists, yet the fact that it initially got positive reactions is what I find harder to believe.
" GREEN LANTERN fucking ROCKED. The 3D was AWESOME. As a lifelong DC fan, the opening ten minutes made me squeal like schoolgirl. … Believe it. The first ten minutes will make you believe. The 3D is also outstanding. … GREEN LANTERN was terrific fun. The fact that it works at all is a miracle, but it really does cook. The first ten minutes sold me. … The 3D in the opening ten minutes is wonderful. But YOU MUST see it with polarized glasses. The color is great. … It’s not campy at all. The humor is earned. And Mark Strong as Sinestro was AWESOME. … I LOVED GREEN LANTERN. Don’t know why, but it kinda’ felt like THE LAST STARFIGHTER."
"Frakking-Un-Believable!!! I’m still spinning w/ delight & utter fangirl satisfaction!! #GREENLANTERN IS GO!!!” … #GREENLANTERNCORPbe sure to stay until the end of the 1st credit roll for the BIG PAYOFF!! U won’t be disappointed!! …. Torn between #MarkStrongas #Sinestro & #RyanReynolds as #GreenLantern on who rocked more! Hmm? Think we have a tie. Better be a sequel;)"
One of the most hated comic book films since Howard the Duck received the highest of praise after a preview screening, although we probably should've suspected something was up when one person used the word "amaz" to describe just how much they enjoyed it.