This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sarah Hargett’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
And now for some spoilers:
Essentially, I didn't want Adam Brody's character to die, and I wanted the movie to end with Grace killing everyone else and dragging him out of the flaming building. But I guess for the filmmakers there were two more important things than such a satisfying ending in the way:
1. Their abject need to portray all rich a irredeemably evil and stark raving mad.
2. They probably REALLY wanted to do that explosions scene. Probably they thought that was the highlight of the movie.
Maybe it was. But only because we didn't get a sick moment of heroic triumph for Grace. It's not that I didn't like the uniqueness of her snide chuckles as they exploded one by one; it's just that it didn't feel enough like it was her own doing.
Is that what you'd call a diabolus ex machina...?
Anyway, it was a fun movie. Could have been funnier, could have had better set pieces for the action, could have gone further with the great characters and fantastic premise. But they could have done a lot worse too. So even though it left me wishing for more, or that it had been made more for me, I'm glad it exists, and I'm glad I saw it.