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you've got to be kidding me (spoilers? who cares?)


i rented this movie on the recommendation of the video clerk, the box, and my own intuition. i thought i couldnt lose. boy, did i lose.

this movie sucks on all levels. the acting is third rate. i hated ALL of the characters, especially the son. nobody in the movie did anything realistic. in real life, the sister would NOT have tolerated all of her brother's crap (like letting her boyfriend come over for dinner to meet the dummy. things like that just dont happen. and no, i dont believe she's 15 years old. she clearly looks about 23.)

OH! and the dummy! was i supposed to be scared of the dummy? or was i supposed to like the dummy? ya know what, i kinda liked the dummy. especially when the nurse shags the dummy. that inherently made me like the nurse, too, cause she sure wasnt afraid of the dummy, either. but dummy-shagging a good movie does not make, unless the entire movie is dummy-shagging.

this movie was about as scary as crocodile dundee in l.a., and just as well put together. save your money, please. oh, and it's nothing like psycho. so stop saying that.

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Coming from someone who thinks the Omen is a "True Classic" your opinions mean nothing to me.

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The Omen is a classic. It's not the best movie ever, but it's still a classic.
Just like The Wicker Man or The Exorcist.
Or Rosemary's Baby. Actually, Rosemary's Baby is awesome.

I've never seen Pin though. I hear it is better than Magic. Is this a reasonable assumption I should have going in?

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Are you kidding me??
What is wrong with the people on this board? lol
The Omen IS a true classic! And I am not even a big fan of the film.
It is widely known that The Omen is a very popular, classic horror film.
So, yes their opinion is definitely valid.
And I am guessing you think "Pin" is a better film than The Omen? MENTAL!
Ironically, it is your opinion that is invalid.

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Sounds to me like you did not understand the movie. Perhaps you should read the book. :)

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"i hated ALL of the characters, especially the son. nobody in the movie did anything realistic. in real life, the sister would NOT have tolerated all of her brother's crap."

Ursula doesn't exactly have the luxury of just putting him away. If you've ever had a mentally ill family member, you know it's incredibly hard to commit them against their wishes unless they're an obvious danger, which he isn't. That is very realistic. And just dropping him off an a street corner somewhere isn't an option either. It's a real problem for her and because she cares for him she does her best to help him. That's why it's not a simple movie. Even Pin is not meant to be the typical killer mannequin on the loose. In his own way, he's part of the family and not someone Ursula can just shut away in a closet. This movie calls for a touch of sensitivity, which you're completely lacking.

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Nicely said Haxan- also, some of the scenes were a little tounge in cheek too, come on- the driving scene? They werent actually trying to make Pin look scary, it's done in a tounge in cheek style.

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i'm not sure you know what 'tongue-in-cheek' means...

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LOL. i was thinking the same thing. I actually liked the movie but i thought your response was hilarious. Cheers!

They mostly come out at night; mostly.

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hahaha. hahahahaha. haaaaaahahahahahaha. oh man. my side. no seriously, hold on...hahahaha....

wow, first i'm told i need to read the book to understand the movie, and now i'm being told i'm not sensitive enough to get it.

this movie doesn't call for sensitivity, it calls for better acting and characters people can relate too. if a so-called horror movie (i found it in horror and imdb calls it horror) calls for sensitivity, it's no longer a horror movie. it's a low budget made-for-tv family drama. and btw, i have a disabled person in my family. i'm not being insensitive. i'm being realistic. this movie is rotten.

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Depends on which Omen he's referring to.
The 1976 original IS a true classic; the remake is an abomination.

"If you don't know the answer -change the question."

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mimiyousofunny: Welcome to the internet!
As you get older, you'll learn to see not all movies are equal to Freddy vs the Muppets.

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huh?

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why do these forums inspire so much conflict?
PIN wouldn't like this fighting!

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WE COMPLETELY DISAGREE. WE THINK THAT YOU ARE BEING A POMPUS ASS! IT'S A LOW-BUDGET FILM...AND WE'LL HAVE YOU KNOW...WE ARE MAKING A REMAKE!

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you're making a remake???? count me in!

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I loved this movie, but ONLY because it made me laugh out loud the entire time.

Kind of the same way Lair of the White Worm made me happy.

A thriller that is so badly put together you sit with drunken friends and watch it in a comical sense.


I loved it.

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I was mainly on adge by how thouroughly creepy David Hewlett's character was. This for me was the best creepy film I've ever seen. Most of the "creepy" films I've seen are just sort of "Oh my god! there's something in the room! I must ran upstairs like a stupid person with no exit." but this one really played with my mind, and I like having complete control of my mind...

McKay-there is brilliant and then there's me!

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white worm is amazing.

Apocalypse Meow

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The acting is not that bad, to label it third rate acting is clearly exaggerating, I thought Leon's sister Ursella acted very good , especially in the sequence where she is having an argument with her boyfriend over the poetry her brother has just read to them, And as she hears Leon run down the stairs she quickly changes the subject and try's to hide her emotions and says :'' Would you like another drink''... I dont know if you all remember the scene I'm talking about, but her acting was so perfect in that sequence. That being said, I did think the boyfriends acting was a little shabby but hell being a low budget flick that kinda thing can be tolerated. As for the dummy, no he was not intended to scare you, anyhow it didnt scare me, the only emotion it evoked for me was an eerie feeling in the sense that its very bizarre to have someone project his alter ego in a doll through ventriloquism. Like I said though it wasnt scary, just very eerie in its own way. And as for the sisters age, we all know she is actually older than what her character is, but didnt you know that in most movies people playing kids in their late teens generaly are over 25, so who gives a *beep* really.

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that wasn't a nurse, that was their mother. You dont seem to understand this film at all. That's unfortunate, if you stopped looking for it's flaws you might catch it's subtleties.

Apocalypse Meow

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I am sorry, but it sounds like you did not understand the movie. Not everything is as it appears to be in the film. I think you would undestand it better if you read the book.

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