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Not as good as the first movie This is ranked number 1? Blazing Saddles vs. Young Frankenstein From the director of Deadpool Jackie Brown Easily of in SK's top 5 Robert Altman View all posts >


The script for Critters was written before Gremlins. So how is it not original. I wouldn't say Halloran appears out of nowhere in the Theatrical version. I recall the scene where he's lying on his bed in a trance feeling Danny's fear, before it transitions to Jack Nicholson entering room 237. After Jack's encounter with the old woman in the tub, we then see Holloran trying to phone the Overlook. I agree with you though. There's good elements in both versions which one has that the other doesn't have and vice versa. The jump cut from Danny's vision in the bathroom of the blood pouring from the elevator - to the mountains - is indeed powerful and one of my all time favorite film edits. Personally, I would have placed the scene with the child psychologist before the transition to Wendy's phone call with Jack telling her that he got the job. It's a unique thing for a Kubrick film as he was so meticulous about perfecting a final cut. I don't think any of his other films have alternative cuts? At least not as drastic. However, his producer and brother-in-law Jan Harlan has mentioned that The Shining was considered by Kubrick to be his "least personal production" and purely an entertainment piece. So I guess making two cuts wasn't as big of a deal to him. Critters is an 80s nostalgia/ cult flick. Gremlins is more of a cult "classic." The end of an era, indeed... Nicole is absolutely piping hot in this. She looks yummy in Batman Forever as well. Tom Cruise was one lucky guy. The horse was struck, but he took it like a man. I love Nog. Such a great character. R.I.P. Aron 😢 Brooks' performance is far from terrible. However there are moments in DS9 where Sisko absolutely flips out in scenes where there was no need for it...Like some malfunctioning thespian android. A wonderfully written character nonetheless. A total badass Captain. Difference being that The Wire is dynamic, innovative and original and deserving of it's praise and reverence. Totally. It's a sensory film that never leaves your mind. Coupled with the deep focus cinematography, especially in hi def, makes you feel the sweat and jungle humidity. I can think of a few movies which also utilize light and palette to similar effect; "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover" by Peter Greenaway, does nice things with the palette and contrast. Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" also has a dynamic and distinct look that I vividly remember in theatres though unfortunately not properly replicated on blu ray. View all replies >