Knives Out

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Knives Out

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:07 am

We watched this at home tonight. Maybe we just got exposed to too much hype or something. It was just fine. Not blown away. B+

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The twist was there was no twist, which was frankly disappointing. I'm so cynical at this point that I expect a twist and so don't really get invested in expecting any particular outcome, thinking I'll just get the rug pulled out from under me. They really portrayed a character in a way that seemed deliberately misleading, but turned out to be just what it seemed on face value, which I guess was supposed to subvert expectations by being positive. To me it just fell flat.
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Re: Knives Out

Post by crumpart » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:31 am

I saw this 14 hours into my flight the other day and loved it. I thought it was super fun.
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Re: Knives Out

Post by AJOwens » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:42 pm

Just got home from seeing this on the big screen. The script has plenty of camp characters and great dialogue, brought to life by fine performances all round. The plot has lots of twists, in the manner of good old-fashioned detective stories. The set almost steals the show. An homage to a classic genre, lightly overlaid with a postmodern sensibility; not a lot of deep thought or significance, just good, well-paced fun.
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