Gerald's Game on Netflix

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  1. Suicide

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    I saw this mentioned in the October thread but didn't see a individual thread for it. This latest Stephen King adaptation is up on Netflix now, anyone else watch it? Pretty good for the most part, I'm not normally one to really care too much about acting, but Carla and Bruce were great. Bruce Greenwood might be the most in shape 60-year old man in the world. There's also one absolute holy shit gore scene towards the end. I actually yelled "Jesus Christ!" when it happened, which was embarrassing because I wasn't the only one in the house at the time. The very end is a bit stupid (faithful to the book from what I've heard) but it's worth a look overall.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it. As far as King's books go, Gerald's Game is (to me) on the lesser end, but it does have some memorable moments, mostly dealing with a stray dog.
     
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    I'm probably the last person in the world without Netflix but I do want to see this at some point.
     
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    Wow! The first two acts were actually pretty great. Unfortunately, the epilogue, faithful or not, is a big let down. It probably could've worked OK without the
    courtroom sequence
    , but it just kind of meanders, as is. The gore scene that Suicide referred is intense, but that scene is would be tense, with or without the gore.

    Sadly, this is yet another Mike Flanagan film (along with Hush) that probably won't get a home video release any time soon, if ever.
     
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    I just watched this. Very well done. I really enjoyed it.
     

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