Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Shining

So who's ready for yet another movie review? I recently saw an older film, "The Shining". This movie is definitely a classic. But with a classic comes good and bad things. The goods are of course that you are guaranteed a well made movie with good quality. It has obviously been great if it has stood out for so many years. "The Shining" was originally made in the 70's, so the fact that people still talk about the movie speaks highly of it. The down sides of course are that it was a little, or more accurately very, outdated. The movie was a horror movie, but I was rarely scared at all, and never really frightened. Most of the scenes were overly familiar to me, as I had seen multiple spoofs in my lifetime. I couldn't take the movie seriously because most of the aspects of horror movies that are taken for granted today were just starting out in this movie. I'm not arguing that it was a bad movie, it's just that it hasn't aged that well. Throughout time the scenes had all been given away, and the production, even down to the style, were all too "70's". The style of the time was to be almost as random as possible. Things happened that were supposed to be scary, but instead were either expected, not convincing, not scary, or even ridiculous. I'm sure "The Shining" was a great movie in its time but sadly I must say that it's time is up. It will forever be seen as a classic but it simply can't work its magic the way it used to.

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