House of 9 (2005)
UK / English
"Nine Strangers. One House. Only One Will Get Out... Alive.
"Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together.
Filmed in 2003! Where was Saw & Saw II back then?
Okay folks, everyone first needs to calm down about this film. It's not
that bad... How many posts accuse it of copying Saw & Saw II, well if
any of you had taken a minute before you spew your complaints. THIS
FILM WAS IN PRODUCTION IN October OF 2003!!!That means the script was
written way before that, any of you know where Saw & Saw II were then?
This goes for the critics reviewing the film too. Shame on you for not
doing your job.
As for ripping off Cube or My Little Eye, or even Battle Royale, and
House On Haunted Hill, yes they are similar in theme, but does that
mean the the filmmakers intentionally copied them! Half the films in
Hollywood including many of the greatest have similar themes just
different situations. Why don't you attack some of the 20, 30, 40,
million dollar films that have all the money in the world to do what
they want but just simply do remakes of old films and TV shows and rip
off other films?
This film, although not great, focuses on the human nature of this
situation. The psychology. And I can't believe how many people do not
get the fact that the characters in the house have been picked because
THEY ARE STEREOTYPES! (There actually are those in the world you know?)
Anyone see CRASH for God sakes? The guy who set this up picked them for
that reason, so he would get his "SHOW". He knew what each one was
capable of or wanted to push one to kill, like the Priest. The speech
at the beginning even states that they were not so much chosen for who
they are, but WHAT THEY ARE. That is so obvious. And he also states
that they have NO CONNECTION, so stop trying to find one. Those of you
complaining that they immediately accept that they have to kill each
other, I don't know what film you are watching. The french guy tells
them he thinks that is what the Watcher guy wants but they far from
accept it at that point. And for them all going mad too quick. How do
you know it's too quick, there is no time frame in the film, that is
also why there are the montages that many of you seem to hate, to show
time passing. If they showed the film in real time you would have all
complained the film was too long...
As for the acting I think besides Dennis Hopper you people are all out
of your minds. These actors were really good, and if you want to blame
someone for Dennis Hopper being bad, try blaming Dennis Hopper instead
of the director. When was the last time he was good in anything? I know
all the British have a problem with Kelly Brook, but it kind of stinks
that you can't see it in you to admit that she was good.
This film should not be labeled a Horror film because it obviously
attracts a crowd that expects something else. Ashame, but I think it
will do well in the US.
The film had a great style, good acting, good music, and oh yea, all
you who complained about the guy TRYING to act like a rapper, he is
one! Asher D from the very successful So Solid Crew in the UK! It had a
great ending. It does not rely on gore like Saw so maybe you can at
least give it that, although there is some very graphic violence.
If you are fans of the Saw films or Cube, etc... maybe you should just
skip this film cause it obviously was not made for you.
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