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Old 04-03-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Inasmuch as the evidence of his presence was left all over the house, he wasn't yet in the clear by any means. Although he left the basement in flames, I'd have been more comforted by an end scene with the entire house engulfed in flames in the background. The dead bodies on the road were dismissable as murder-suicide.
Given how remote we're told the nearest neighbors are, I think the audience can reasonable conclude the house burned to the ground. No doubt the official investigation will pin everything on the groundskeeper/Grandpa.

(Now that I finally had a chance to see the film this past weekend, I can participate in the discussion at last! Yeah!)
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Given how remote we're told the nearest neighbors are, I think the audience can reasonable conclude the house burned to the ground. No doubt the official investigation will pin everything on the groundskeeper/Grandpa.

If the house burns down, yes, the groundskeeper/Grandpa (with the rifle still in his hands) will take the blame.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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....and why make them servants...they could have been neighbors or something.
Not in that neighborhood. They'd have stuck out even worse if they'd claimed to be neighbors.

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My second question was...how on earth did the blind guy win that 'silent' auction??
I wondered how the bingo game/auction worked, too.

And what was the true point of Grandpa's midnight "exercise routine" (other than scaring the crap out of Chris and by extension the audience)/ Why was he running so fast toward the house?
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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And what was the true point of Grandpa's midnight "exercise routine" (other than scaring the crap out of Chris and by extension the audience)/ Why was he running so fast toward the house?
Remember he had been a champion runner who had been beaten out by Jesse Owens in being a member of the '36 Olympics team.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Remember he had been a champion runner who had been beaten out by Jesse Owens in being a member of the '36 Olympics team.
Ah, now it makes sense! Thanks!
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Old 04-05-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Ah, now it makes sense! Thanks!
One of the better things about the movie is that except for one intentional "stuff jumping out at you " scene, everything else was connected and had a purpose in the plot.
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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One of the better things about the movie is that except for one intentional "stuff jumping out at you " scene, everything else was connected and had a purpose in the plot.
That's true. It was a carefully-structured movie.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:28 PM
 
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Not sure yet how I feel about this film. Right off the bat, my reaction is...meh. It was so hyped up and I didn't think it was as great as everyone thought. It reminded me of that movie The Skeleton Key (Which I loved), but this one was pretty boring.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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That's a continuing question for me, preceded by the question of "why did she begin smiling?" If we knew that, we might know why he released her.
I think she smiled because she knew he couldn't follow through. The back story with his mom explains that.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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I think she smiled because she knew he couldn't follow through. The back story with his mom explains that.
Well, that explained why he picked up the grandmother.
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