Thursday, January 10, 2013

Castle Rock Cash In - Children of the Corn 2

If you missed my review of the original film, you can find that here.

After a slight delay thanks to a nasty cold, Noel has returned to start guiding us through the many, many Children of the Corn sequels.  Are you ready?  Because I'm not!



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8 comments:

  1. The kills, at least, seem comical the way you present them, though it may just be related to seeing them out of context. Whether or not it would make the rest of the movie fun for me to watch, I'm not sure.

    Why must you invoke the name of that abomination of a movie?! I swear you just look for references now.

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    1. The script was by the head writers of the Tales from the Crypt tv show, so it has that same twisted sense of humor. But while they are funny, they still feel a little off in that they aren't scary and, with the exception of the doctor's death, you never really get to see kids committing murder, which is supposed to be the whole point of this series.

      I'm starting to wonder if the King films with cues evoking Lawnmower Man is a coincidence, or if it actually was intentional. That was one of the biggest financial hits of King's career, after all. :P

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    2. It's not a King film! :P Honestly though in this case I'm going with coincidence. The technology was just becoming available and it still looked really cool to most of us at the time, so they took advantage of it.

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  2. I don't know. They would have been shooting around the time Lawnmower Man came out, so I could see the producers agreeing that such visual effects displays set a new bar for how King's work should be defined, and slipping in their scene as a result. Probably why they chose such smoothly rendered CGI for the Langoliers, too, to give it that virtual feel. Otherwise, I'm surprised how few subsequent King adaptations jumped on the Lawnmower Man bandwagon.

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    1. I refuse to dignify this with a response.

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  3. I've seen this movie three or four times, and remember nothing about it except how wacko the musical score is. LOTS of Native American chanting and whatnot.

    Having watched this review of it, though, that incredibly excessive nosebleed comes back to me. It's kind of gross, at least. Points for effort.

    And that weird "Wizard of Oz" reference! That's the essence of WTF, right there.

    Noel, I've been hoping someone would eventually write a detailed book about this series, complete with behind-the-scenes interviews and making-of information. I really want to read that, so I nominate you to write it! Sadly, I cannot pay you for it in any way, so I hope you can get a grant or something. ;)

    I would seriously buy a copy of that book if someone would just write it, though.

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    1. I would absolutely read that book, too. Or watch one of those 3-4 hour franchise documentaries. But I sure as hell won't be the one writing it. :)

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    2. Me, neither! But maybe somewhere out there is someone a bit less lazy than I who has just the right amount of zeal to make it happen.

      Stranger things have happened, that's for sure.

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