Originally Posted by JackassFan
it's unoriginal and predictable, full of bad acting, lacks any tension, and it didn't help itself by doing practically nothing with the Robert Englund sub-plot which was the most interesting part of the film
I still think it's an above average movie but it's just not anything special and every single idea in the film has been done previously and a lot better
Christ; tell me how you really feel?
The fact that you can say Behind the Mask is "unoriginal," baffles me. It's probably the most original slasher film to come out since Scream. Seriously, Behind the Mask is in a class by itself. Try and a name another movie similar to it...
Now, your "predictable" comment has got me laughing out loud. It's predictable because Leslie's explaining the damn thing to you! Oh, you meant the very end? Bullshit. That's not telegraphed it the slightest bit. And even if you did guess it, it's probably only because you're one of those people who constantly guess throughout the film and happened to luck out with this one.
Bad acting? Life is full of bad acting, sweetie. This movie was attempting to resemble real life. If there's any bad acting in Behind the Mask, it's totally justified.
"Lacks any tension." This is just a rehash of you saying it's "predictable."
"doing practically nothing with the Robert Englund" Nothing? The guy is a major part of the film. He's the opposite of everything Leslie stands for. He's also in a bunch of scenes. What, did you expect him to break into his Krueger character? Now, Hodder, he was underused.
'above average" Madam, if this is how you treat movies you find to be "above average," I think you might want to take a closer look at how you critique film.