History Film / Cthulhu

20th Jan '17 8:12:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:NoEnding: As the FishPeople stagger out of the ocean and the world comes to an end, Reverend Marsh offers Russell the chance to appease the Old Ones by [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten sacrificing the man he most loves]] (Mike) thereby becoming the immortal leader of the cult. Although we see Russell raising the stone cudgel, the movie ends before revealing whether he kills his father or his lover.]]

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* [[spoiler:NoEnding: As NoEnding: [[spoiler:As the FishPeople stagger out of the ocean and the world comes to an end, Reverend Marsh offers Russell the chance to appease the Old Ones by [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten sacrificing the man he most loves]] (Mike) thereby becoming the immortal leader of the cult. Although we see Russell raising the stone cudgel, the movie ends before revealing whether he kills his father or his lover.]]
20th Jan '17 8:12:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Apart from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos references, there are also homages to other movies like ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'', e.g. the Ancestor who was inspired by the [[TheSlenderManMythos Tall Man]].

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Apart from the Franchise/CthulhuMythos references, there are also homages to other movies like ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'', e.g. the Ancestor who was inspired by the [[TheSlenderManMythos Tall Man]].
20th Jan '17 8:12:12 AM Morgenthaler
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It should be stated straight up that ''Cthulhu'' does not have Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous EldritchAbomination in it -- the title was simply meant to grab the attention of his fans. Some find the gay themes distracting and irrelevant in a [[LovecraftOnFilm Lovecraft film]], the movie lacking in true shock value, and the [[PacingProblems plotting uneven]] (the latter is acknowledged by the first-time filmmakers). Others like the [[NothingIsScarier general sense of creepiness]], and argue that the homosexuality of the main character is not only a suitable metaphor for isolation but a relevant plot point. ''Cthulhu'' is loosely based on ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' with elements of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' thrown in, but overall it's best if you view this movie as one that simply draws on the CthulhuMythos rather than an adaptation of the above stories.

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It should be stated straight up that ''Cthulhu'' does not have Creator/HPLovecraft's most famous EldritchAbomination in it -- the title was simply meant to grab the attention of his fans. Some find the gay themes distracting and irrelevant in a [[LovecraftOnFilm Lovecraft film]], the movie lacking in true shock value, and the [[PacingProblems plotting uneven]] (the latter is acknowledged by the first-time filmmakers). Others like the [[NothingIsScarier general sense of creepiness]], and argue that the homosexuality of the main character is not only a suitable metaphor for isolation but a relevant plot point. ''Cthulhu'' is loosely based on ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' with elements of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' thrown in, but overall it's best if you view this movie as one that simply draws on the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos rather than an adaptation of the above stories.



* ShoutOut: Apart from the CthulhuMythos references, there are also homages to other movies like ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'', e.g. the Ancestor who was inspired by the [[TheSlenderManMythos Tall Man]].

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* ShoutOut: Apart from the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos references, there are also homages to other movies like ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'', e.g. the Ancestor who was inspired by the [[TheSlenderManMythos Tall Man]].
1st Nov '16 9:11:39 AM N8han11
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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Well I guess that depends on what you think happened to Mike.]]

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* BuryYourGays: [[spoiler:Well I guess that [[spoiler:It depends on what you think happened to Mike.]]
22nd Sep '16 8:48:39 PM nombretomado
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* {{Fanservice}}: YaoiGuys and {{Shirtless Scene}}s, and if that [[FanDisservice squicks you]] there's always [[BeverlyHills90210 Tori Spelling]] in GirlishPigtails [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale writhing over the protagonist]].

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* {{Fanservice}}: YaoiGuys and {{Shirtless Scene}}s, and if that [[FanDisservice squicks you]] there's always [[BeverlyHills90210 [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Tori Spelling]] in GirlishPigtails [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale writhing over the protagonist]].
19th Jun '16 1:56:13 PM nombretomado
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** The movie contains an estate auction that includes an item that might be the key to an ancient conspiracy. [[ThomasPynchon Its lot number is 49, of course.]] For an added bonus, [[spoiler:the end of the scene makes sense as an alternate ending for ''The Crying of Lot 49''.]]

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** The movie contains an estate auction that includes an item that might be the key to an ancient conspiracy. [[ThomasPynchon [[Creator/ThomasPynchon Its lot number is 49, of course.]] For an added bonus, [[spoiler:the end of the scene makes sense as an alternate ending for ''The Crying of Lot 49''.]]
24th Oct '15 9:24:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoesntLikeGuns: When Mike suggests Russell [[GenreSavvy take a pistol with him]] to investigate an AbandonedWarehouse [[DarknessEqualsDeath in the middle of the night]], he's annoyed that Mike even owns one.

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* DoesntLikeGuns: When Mike suggests Russell [[GenreSavvy take a pistol with him]] him to investigate an AbandonedWarehouse [[DarknessEqualsDeath in the middle of the night]], he's annoyed that Mike even owns one.
2nd Jun '15 10:38:29 AM Morgenthaler
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17th May '15 10:47:34 PM WanderingBrowser
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* WhenTreesAttack: The tree-like creature glimpsed on a couple of occasions is presumably Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods [[MotherOfAThousandYoung with a Thousand Young]]).

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* WhenTreesAttack: The tree-like creature glimpsed on a couple of occasions is presumably a Dark Young of Shub-Niggurath (The Black Goat of the Woods [[MotherOfAThousandYoung with a Thousand Young]]).
6th Jun '14 2:05:16 AM CharlesPhipps
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* BearsAreBadNews:
** Inverted. We see polar bears swimming behind glass, and while it's not clear what they're supposed to represent in the movie, they do look beautiful.

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* BearsAreBadNews:
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* BearsAreBadNews:
Inverted. We see polar bears swimming behind glass, and while it's not clear what they're supposed to represent in the movie, they do look beautiful.


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** [[spoiler: He's telling the truth about losing the ability to use his legs. He implies the Order will give them back to him if his wife births a child--which she did and they apparently lived up to their end of the bargain.]]
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