Just a regular old Aussie bloke who loves his movies
It’s always a pleasant surprise to come across a Netflix film that I thoroughly enjoy, and The Trip is one such film.
Wirkola and his cast are 100% committed to this film, which really shines through in the final product. The film understands its roots, and exploits them to create a film that is as funny as it is dark, and as fun as it is horrifying. My only really issue is that there were some jarring tonal discrepancies within…
This is less a terrible film than it is a terrible misfire. Doesn’t really offer anything new, and uses the creative kills of the first film, which really makes you question why this film was ever really made in the first place. There is an over-reliance on cheap scares. The writing attempts to create characters with emotional depth, but this is overwhelmed by the film’s focus on explaining every detail of a rather simple mythology, which slows the scares and…
Friday the 13th 6: Frankenjason
Jason 6 is basically a breath of life into a dying franchise. This is the first of the Friday films to realise that the slasher genre is inherently ridiculous, and exploits that to a glorious extent. This is also the first of the series that I legitimately liked, and my favourite of the franchise thus far. My one major criticism is that there are parts where it does try to have an actual plot and take itself seriously, especially where Tommy Jarvis’ story is concerned, and this slowed down the film substantially.
Another day, another weak attempt from Netflix to be another Scream or another I Know What You Did Last Summer. I also think the writers came up with the title before writing the actual film…
The horror elements of this film surprisingly aren’t terrible. Even though the first scene contains a mild jump scare, these peter out to give way to more calculated scares without the incessant screeching sounds, and there were some creative kills that resonate with classic slashers like Friday the 13th to boot.
This isn’t awful, but it’s another to add to Netflix’s (extremely large) catalogue of forgettable films.