Friday, 7 February 2014

That was Next

It's a horror movie... that's also a comedy... and highly rated by Bob... and yet...

Mommy and Daddy are having an anniversary, and so gather all their family out to their large house in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, tonight's the night that there are killers around, and... well, to be honest, you can already tell what's going to happen next, so let's skip to the analysis.

The first part of the movie is the horror part. The killers are reasonably intelligent, and the main characters are all irritating, so frankly, we're on the side of the killers when they start offing people. Then we have the comedy in the second part, and it is rather comedic, and by this point, you don't care who's going to die, because it's now obvious what is going on (and for really stupid reasons), so it's just a matter of waiting it out with the odd chuckle.

Sharni Winson as the main female lead, Erin, is definitely worth watching, being allowed to be the only competent person in the whole script (although again for stupid reasons). There is an in-movie reason for why we want her to succeed and by the end everyone is being an idiot so she is doing us a service.

Decent enough movie, but I'm not overly impressed by it.


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