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The beginning of this film was so boring that I yawned, yawned again, and then someone else in the theater yawned. The main character and his wife were so cookie cutter that I truly regretted choosing this movie.

Leigh Whannell excels as a writer. As a director, you can tell he tried. He created a futuristic universe (which seems in the distant future) where people are camped outside of town, because they lost their homes and joblessness and violence are on the rise.

The story really picks up in the second act. It moves; it can even be called fun. At one point, our lead is outside an apartment complex and needs to find the right call button to get in. Several names are listed, including "J Wan" - nod, nod, wink, wink.

By the end, it was pretty solid and had a decent twist (not that one is necessary, but it happened and wasn't too cheesy). Logan Marshall-Green wasn't a great lead acting-wise, but the stunts were incredible. The wife (Melanie Vallejo) wasn't that great either. The movie could have really benefited from better actors.

My friend had told me this was not that great, so I was going to skip it. We both were huge Wan/Whannell fans and had seen Leigh Whannell on October 17, 2015, when he was promoting Game Changer. However, it was pretty decent. Glad I just did not feel like driving to the other side of town to see the movie I really wanted to see (stay tuned). After the movie was over, the guy next to me turned to me and said, "Wow, that was pretty good wasn't it?"

This is the 231st film I've seen using Movie Pass.

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