Teeth

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  1. Trekker4747

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    So I'm poking through Netflix on PS3 when I see an... interesting looking movie and description in the Horror genre:

    Teeth:

    So, naturally, I was interested and plan to give the movie a look.

    Anyone here ever seen or heard of this movie?
     
  2. OsmiumJohnnycake

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    Yeah, it's a decent little black humor movie. It has horror elements but it certainly isn't a monster movie or anything. I liked it.
     
  3. Mr Light

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    I actually watched this movie. It wasn't terrible. It wasn't great either.
     
  4. O'Dib

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    Well, if I was supposed to like Sucker Punch based on message alone, this sounds like a heaps better movie.
     
  5. Trekker4747

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    I'm a little more than 30 minutes into the movie. Black Comedy? I dunno. Black Comedies know they're comedies. This movie is just a fucked-up "horror" but it's like on the lowest end of the spectrum.

    I'm liking it but mostly on the fucked-up premise.

    But does it ever have a feminist message in it! :lol:
     
  6. Brikar99

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    I dunno, I thought it was pretty funny... the OBGYN scene seemed obviously intended for laughs. Decent enough flick. I watched it one night with a couple friends when we were bored, and none of us felt like we'd wasted our time. But I don't think it'll be any great classic.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    Well it was "funny" sure, but my feeling with "black comedies" is that they know they're comedies and play that angle in a "dark" way. This movie, I think it was trying to be "serious" but just didn't quite pull it off. But, yeah, it was fun little waste-of-time movie.
     
  8. bigdaddy

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    It made me gay.

    True story.
     
  9. Starbreaker

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    I love the movie. I mean... vagina dentata can't be taken seriously.
     
  10. Gaith

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    Haven't seen it, but I'm intrigued by the promise of biting social satire...

    *ducks*
     
  11. Too Much Fun

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    I really, really liked this movie. Usually I refuse to see a movie until I've read up on it a lot beforehand, because I'm so afraid of wasting time watching a movie I don't like when there are so many classics I need to see. I made an exception for this one because it was sort of forced on me.

    I was with a friend at another friend's house and he asked us to watch it with him, so I decided to give it a shot since I hadn't heard anything bad (or good) about it. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was a very cool and original horror comedy (we don't get many of those these days, at least not that I'm aware of), and I fully expected it to gain a cult following, at which point I could proudly say I knew about it before it was cool.

    Four years later, I'm disappointed that it seems to be toiling in relative obscurity. Oddly enough, it is not (as I had suspected) the work of an up-and-coming young director, but rather a 50 year old guy directing his first full-length movie. I wonder if it would be better known if it had been done by an ambitious young filmmaker who could be prolific making flicks year after year since.

    Two last things I want to mention - first, how impressed I was by the female lead, who reminded me of a young Drew Barrymore. I really thought she'd go places after I saw this. Second, I loved the ending. It was like a great, darkly humourous punchline that the whole movie had built up to.
     
  12. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Yeah, "Vagina Dentata" was also the least successful album that The Police ever released. ;)

    At least this movie sounds like it has a message, which is more than can be said for The Human Caterpillar. I have no desire to watch either of them, 'though. Life's too short.
     
  13. Roshi

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    The Human Centipede ...
     
  14. Trekker4747

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    The ending seemed keeping in line with the whole "men are all sex-seeking perverts" thing as every man she encounters in the movie uses or manipulates her in some way just to get into her pants. Even the doctor exploited his position over her. (I find it hard to believe, however, that she made through puberty without ever having a pelvic exam, something I suspect is common for young girls to get at some point when growing up.)

    But whatever, it was fun. I liked it when she was sleeping with the guy she actually liked -thinking sleeping with a man she liked would get rid of the teeth or something- only to find out he was bragging about scoring with her and had a bet on it as well she finds this out as she's riding him so she just "bites" him while giving him a cross look. Heh.

    Fun movie, won't likely ever watch it again but I liked it. I don't think it's lack of being a cult-classic yet is a sign of anything with some movies it can take time for that to happen. I don't know when it became available on Netflix's OD service but if it was recent that should give the movie a boost in viewership.
     
  15. Agent Richard07

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    We've had a few threads on this movie. I haven't seen it, but I'd like to. Love the poster...

    [​IMG]

    Apparently it is a real problem, but not in the "vagina monster" way that a lot of horror movies portray it.
     
  16. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Oops, wrong invertebrate. :rommie: I'm not really clued up on this particular genre.

    ETA: Vagina dentata also feature in the Saga of Pliocene Exile series by Julian May.

    In real life, the condition is associated with dermoid cysts.

    http://www.healthcentral.com/drdean/408/13198.html
     
  17. Mr Light

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    HOW is it a real problem?! :eek:
     
  18. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Hair, teeth, scales, and feathers all derive from skin -- just requires activation by the right enzymes or hormones, I guess.
     
  19. WillsBabe

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    [​IMG]

    Poster doesn't look very feminist.
     
  20. Too Much Fun

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    You know what they say. "Don't judge a book by its cover"...and "Don't judge a movie by its poster". :p