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Lepplady

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Nov 30, 2006
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#1
This is one of the few movies I won't watch. It's not that I can't stand a scare here and then, even a BIG one. But there's an instant when the kid's screaming in the back of the car, watching his mother get mauled by the dog that I just can't watch. Maybe the kid was too good an actor, or maybe I just have a delicate spot about kids in such distress. But I just can't.
 

Moderator

Ms. Mod
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Jul 10, 2006
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#10
All dogs are good dogs until something or someone hurts them.:tire:
That was his point, too. It wasn't Cujo's fault that he got bitten and contracted rabies. He wasn't acting the way he normally would have and had no control (Stephen used the words free will) over his actions once his mind had been taken over by it. He was a victim, too. All that said, I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet either. :wink2:
 

Haunted

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#11
That was his point, too. It wasn't Cujo's fault that he got bitten and contracted rabies. He wasn't acting the way he normally would have and had no control (Stephen used the words free will) over his actions once his mind had been taken over by it. He was a victim, too. All that said, I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet either. :wink2:
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gniknehpets

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Oct 20, 2009
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#12
That was his point, too. It wasn't Cujo's fault that he got bitten and contracted rabies. He wasn't acting the way he normally would have and had no control (Stephen used the words free will) over his actions once his mind had been taken over by it. He was a victim, too. All that said, I haven't read the book or seen the movie yet either. :wink2:
You haven't read it yet?!? You are missing one of the most gut wrenching and heartbreaking stories I've ever read! Okay when I put it that way I can see why you would choose not to read it. It hits a person right in the guts and keeps on punching. I loved, loved, loved this book. I may be sick... But then so are about a billion other people who love it!
 

Shoesalesman

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Aug 12, 2010
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
#17
I watched the movie again a month or so ago, and the book is in my top three. There are no bad dogs, agreed, but Stephen sure made whatever was lurking inside ol' Cujo utterly desperate and all-consuming. The dog never had a chance, really, and that was the real horror of the story. He was just reacting. All the fuzzy fella wanted was the noise to stop. :(
 

notebookgirl

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Oct 8, 2013
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Somewhere over the Rainbow
#18
All dogs are good dogs until something or someone hurts them.:tire:
That is so true. He tried to please his boy, his man. (somewhat a line from end of book) What you don't get in the movie that you get in the book is Cujo's perspective. You really felt sorry for him since his brain was muddled and confused on why this was happening to him. Dogs don't know why things hurt and they can't express in human terms. I thought King captured it perfectly. Didn't he say on "On Writing" he didn't remember writing the book that well. If that's true, it a shame for him, really. It's a masterpiece!
 

AnnaRose

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#19
I haven't read it or seen the movie...I can't stand animals in such conditions.
As for the mom being killed in front of her child, that is heart breaking, but I believe no parent should see their child die. I get chills when I think of it; no parent should outlive their child.
 

guido tkp

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Oct 1, 2009
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outside the dome
#20
this movie is a clumsy, incredibly boring adaption of a highly terrifying book...

the dramatic tension that is built page by page until the three meet in the yard is excrutiating...and then it delves into true horror...

none of that exists within this film...

a great and brutal book unworthy of such a lesser effort.

this could've been, if handled correctly, the type of movie, like 'the exorcist', 'alien' or carpenters 'the thing' that people revere decades later...

sorry i can't join in the fun and think it is good on any level...it, like 'christine' is one that is in dire need of a truly great remake
 
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