Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Like I said, more ambiguity, I felt the ending had too much closure. I liked the mystery of the first few acts of the movie, but the end was too clean (ironically enough).
In addition to that, I felt like actually having the world destroyed was a bad move, and the theme of wiping the 'horror genre slate' clean for the next wave contrdicted the angle that Whedon and Goddard aimed for (mainly being a return to the old stuff and leaving torture porn behind). They are both giving a love letter to old slashers... while saying it's time to move on? That's like a guy hung up on his ex while knowing he needs to move on, yet he spends his time flirting with his ex. The larger messages are fairly obvious, that to appease us there is the ritualistice slasher sacrifice...
Admittedly, I am a bad person for this, but I felt that if you've seen a fair amount of horror movies the movie seemed (at times) more like a rerun than an homage. The kills were all predictable; the nods to Evil Dead and Friday the 13th were cool, but at the same time they were as obvious as the nose on Sarah Jessica Parker's face. the suspense was taken away because Whedon and goddard ahve obviously seen a ton of slasher/horror movies... and it came through too much.
Also, the sigourney Weaver cameo should have been replaced. (This is a super nit-pick) but I felt a slasher/horror icon would have been a better cameo (for the record this didn't factor into my low score, just a nit-pick). I don't know if they tried, but some one like Jamie Lee-Curtis, Bruce Campbell, or Robert Englund would have been a vastly superior pick. Even kevin Bacon for his tie to Friday the 13th part 1 would have been better, in my opinion.