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    Reader comments on High Tension

    Subject: Pretty Good and that's Good
    Date: Jan 11, 2006
    Sender: CharlesTMelvinPrevious | Next

    Looking at reviews compiled at rottentomatoes.com, I see good reviews for the right reasons and bad reviews for the wrong reasons.

    This film is a "chase" movie from the start. A killer shows up and the lone survivor gets a workout while running away. "Plot holes" be damned, there is tension in this film. If you have ever dreamed about being chased until you get to your apartment/house's door only to worry about fumbling for your keys and LIKED the dream, then give this film a chance.

    It combines the "killer truck" on the road scenario of Spielberg's early tv movie "Duel" (which "Jeepers Creepers" ripped off/homage'd) and "Halloween" (only there is always a raw quality to the film that is unsettling...meaning it isn't a SAFE movie i.e. anything can happen) and a little "Run Lola Run".

    I prefer subtitles with original dialogue and the non-US (where I am) location and flavor adds to the tension.

    Trust me. I can dissect plot holes with the best of them. I guess I wasn't blinded by them because the rest of the story keeps moving at such a rapid pace that I didn't care. Even at the end. I enjoyed this one. If I want a "thinking man's" suspense/horror flick I'll rent "Silence of the Lambs".

    This is a roller coaster for the sake of having a good time. Put down the Great Books volume your reading or the doctorate exam your studying for. Turn out the lights and enjoy. This is so much better than say a HUGE disappointment like the over-hyped "Red Eye".

    I guess this might not be for everyone but then again I get the feeling that some "reviewers" are really just opinionated critics. That or they just don't want any of us to see anything on the big or little screen at all.

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    Comment index:

  • [no subject]   from jennifer alias la bulle, Sep 30, 2004
  • i can't miss it   from angeline, Feb 16, 2005
  • the 3   from Sid, Jun 2, 2005
  • Re: the 3   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Steve, Jun 8, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Johannes, Jun 10, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 10, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from SuperMario, Jun 11, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Joshua, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Paige, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Lake, Jun 13, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 14, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Sam, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Brian, Mar 2, 2007
  • Big Plot Hole   from Wormina, Jun 11, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from Austin, Nov 28, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from bleedingeyes, Dec 30, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from Sam, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from , Mar 15, 2006
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from , Apr 12, 2006
  • Re: Big Plot Hole **SPOILER**   from C.J., Sep 2, 2007
  • song   from jaime calderon, Jun 19, 2005
  • So HOT   from ashley, Jun 24, 2005
  • that is verry   from christina, Aug 10, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Aug 27, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Kadeem Ceasor, Oct 5, 2005
  • way too much time   from T, Oct 21, 2005
  • Wow   from Peetie, Nov 5, 2005
  • HIGH TENTION   from CHARLIE, Dec 19, 2005
  • » Pretty Good and that's Good «   from CharlesTMelvin, Jan 11, 2006
  • Fun Stuff   from Dorn, Feb 12, 2006
  • awsome   from Jessica, Mar 8, 2006
  • The hills have eyes is a snuff film   from Paul, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: The hills have eyes is a snuff film   from Lou, Jun 14, 2006
  • if you gonna see it...   from vik, Oct 9, 2006
  • Solid entertainment - SPOILER   from finn, Nov 16, 2006
  • internal logic   from Evilin Garnett, Dec 22, 2007
  • Rip off of Dean Kuntz novel   from amy granberg, Sep 1, 2009
  • [no subject]   from jennifer alias la bulle, Sep 30, 2004
  • i can't miss it   from angeline, Feb 16, 2005
  • the 3   from Sid, Jun 2, 2005
  • Re: the 3   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Steve, Jun 8, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Johannes, Jun 10, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 10, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from SuperMario, Jun 11, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Joshua, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Paige, Jun 12, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Lake, Jun 13, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from joeyj, Jun 14, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Sam, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Plot Holes / SPOILER   from Brian, Mar 2, 2007
  • Big Plot Hole   from Wormina, Jun 11, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from crazyplantguy, Jun 23, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from Austin, Nov 28, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from bleedingeyes, Dec 30, 2005
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from Sam, Mar 28, 2007
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from , Mar 15, 2006
  • Re: Big Plot Hole   from , Apr 12, 2006
  • Re: Big Plot Hole **SPOILER**   from C.J., Sep 2, 2007
  • song   from jaime calderon, Jun 19, 2005
  • So HOT   from ashley, Jun 24, 2005
  • that is verry   from christina, Aug 10, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Aug 27, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Kadeem Ceasor, Oct 5, 2005
  • way too much time   from T, Oct 21, 2005
  • Wow   from Peetie, Nov 5, 2005
  • HIGH TENTION   from CHARLIE, Dec 19, 2005
  • » Pretty Good and that's Good «   from CharlesTMelvin, Jan 11, 2006
  • Fun Stuff   from Dorn, Feb 12, 2006
  • awsome   from Jessica, Mar 8, 2006
  • The hills have eyes is a snuff film   from Paul, Mar 11, 2006
  • Re: The hills have eyes is a snuff film   from Lou, Jun 14, 2006
  • if you gonna see it...   from vik, Oct 9, 2006
  • Solid entertainment - SPOILER   from finn, Nov 16, 2006
  • internal logic   from Evilin Garnett, Dec 22, 2007
  • Rip off of Dean Kuntz novel   from amy granberg, Sep 1, 2009