RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,171
Posts: 5,344,919
Members: 24,601
Currently online: 588
Newest member: Capt_n_Admiral

TrekToday headlines

Klingon Beer Arrives In The US
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Star Trek: Prelude To Axanar
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes
By: T'Bonz on Jul 22

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

View Poll Results: Fright Night (2011) Grading
A+ 2 11.76%
A 3 17.65%
A- 2 11.76%
B+ 6 35.29%
B 2 11.76%
B- 0 0%
C+ 1 5.88%
C 0 0%
C- 0 0%
D+ 0 0%
D 1 5.88%
D- 0 0%
F 0 0%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 19 2011, 09:46 PM   #1
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

surprised there isn't a thread for this. i enjoyed the original film so i'm curious to see how this remake fares. i'll be seeing this later tonight. has anyone else seen it yet?
__________________
formerly known as Praetor_Shinzon.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2011, 10:09 PM   #2
Darth_Daver
Captain
 
Darth_Daver's Avatar
 
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

Just seen it. Some of the "let's be frightening" parts in the beginning fell flat, but after Tennant took the stage it became awsome beyond measure. Vampires are un-twilighted by this one! Solid A, last time I laughed this hard was Hot Fuzz and In Bruges.
Darth_Daver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2011, 10:57 PM   #3
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: hillsville
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

I hoping to see this tomorrow. If it's anything even remotely like Hot Fuzz and In Bruges, then I'll enjoy it.
__________________
"If you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out."
--Tim Minchin
auntiehill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2011, 11:09 PM   #4
Admiral_Young
Fleet Admiral
 
Admiral_Young's Avatar
 
Location: Gallifrey
View Admiral_Young's Twitter Profile
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

I'll be checking this out but not this weekend. Most likely next weekend.
__________________
Admiral Young
Chief of Operations

Ignoring the The Last Stand since 2011.
Admiral_Young is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 19 2011, 11:23 PM   #5
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

I'm up for this movie, but probably will wait to netflix it. I wanna see what our boy Chekov has been up to.
Temis the Vorta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 02:08 AM   #6
stonester1
Rear Admiral
 
stonester1's Avatar
 
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

Loved it. Great casting, beautifully shot, script by Marti Noxon of Buffy fame, nice nods to the original as well as other vampire tales, not to mention other sources of geek lore.

See it.
__________________
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells
stonester1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 02:58 AM   #7
stj
Rear Admiral
 
stj's Avatar
 
Location: the real world
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

Why didn't David Tennant tell Charlie Brewster that the unicorn he was riding could stab the vampire to death with its horn? A better question is, why does a movie supposedly set in this day and age relentlessly hammer away at the supposed hero's virginity? (Which the supposed heroine isn't, by contrast.) The conviction that fanboys don't like sex is set in concrete in Hollywood.

The original Fright Night was one of the cinematic pioneers of the sexy vampire (along with Vamp, Frank Langella's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire and Lost Boys.) That well's been drained dry.

The unbelievable hostility between all the characters (well, strictly, Toni Collette doesn't respond to Charlie's dismissive attitude with anger or bitterness,) means all the positive actions they take seem unmotivated.

Colin Farrell was impressive, David Tennant was delightfully funny, Anton Yelchin was there and Christopher Mintz-Plasse entirely failed to make his character seem human.

Poor stuff. Sorry I wasted the money.
__________________
The people of this country need regime change here, not abroad.
stj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 04:14 AM   #8
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

i thought it was pretty good. i like the original and the changes that were made were interesting. they did just kinda jump in and run with Jerry being a vampire though. Tennant was great though. i wasn't sure if McLovin could pull off a vampire or not, but thought he did a nice job.
__________________
formerly known as Praetor_Shinzon.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 04:48 AM   #9
timothy
Rear Admiral
 
timothy's Avatar
 
Location: chester's mill, maine
View timothy's Twitter Profile Send a message via Yahoo to timothy
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

saw it today and I loved it including the changes. and the 3d was fantastic. I was surprised no nudity in this version.
__________________
I am currently reading: star trek the lost era one constant star by david r. George iii

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/honorverse
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 05:30 AM   #10
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

timothy wrote: View Post
saw it today and I loved it including the changes. and the 3d was fantastic. I was surprised no nudity in this version.
i was surprised at the lack of nudity too. the original film had its fare share so i expected even more in the remake.
__________________
formerly known as Praetor_Shinzon.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 09:56 AM   #11
trekkiebaggio
Vice Admiral
 
trekkiebaggio's Avatar
 
Location: Dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
View trekkiebaggio's Twitter Profile
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

I saw the premiere last week and thought it was brilliant. I hadn't seen the original so I don't know how it compares. But I thought it was funny, and there were a few jumpy moments as well. Had a really fun time watching it.
trekkiebaggio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 03:40 PM   #12
CaptainJack
Lieutenant Commander
 
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

So does it follow the original pretty closely?
CaptainJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 05:01 PM   #13
timothy
Rear Admiral
 
timothy's Avatar
 
Location: chester's mill, maine
View timothy's Twitter Profile Send a message via Yahoo to timothy
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

pretty much they did some changes of course. I would love to see these guys do a buffy remake.
__________________
I am currently reading: star trek the lost era one constant star by david r. George iii

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/honorverse
timothy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 08:03 PM   #14
Saga
Rear Admiral
 
Saga's Avatar
 
Location: VA
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Saga Send a message via Yahoo to Saga
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

CaptainJack wrote: View Post
So does it follow the original pretty closely?
well...kinda. there are some major changes, but the basic story from the original is still there.
__________________
formerly known as Praetor_Shinzon.
Saga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 20 2011, 09:50 PM   #15
auntiehill
Fleet Admiral
 
auntiehill's Avatar
 
Location: hillsville
Re: Fright Night (2011) Discussion/Review

OK, saw it this morning. Fun, for what it was. A couple of good laughs, mostly from David Tennant. The story felt a bit rushed, but it was enjoyable. I really liked Chris Sarandon's brief appearance; I think that got the biggest laugh of the film.
__________________
"If you open your mind too much, your brain will fall out."
--Tim Minchin
auntiehill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
fright night, horror, vampires

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.