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My 2020 Hoop-Tober/Boxdtober List


Leigh Whannell has officially shot up to the top of the list of directors I want to work with if I ever make it.

Characters: 8/10

This type of movie relies heavily on the relationship between the cast and fortunately, I bought what the script needed me to buy.

Storyline: 8/10

I had no idea what this movie was about. As I opened it on my TV earlier today, I read the first line of the synopsis. Coupled with the title of the film, I was able to piece together where we were going almost immediately. And I would say I was about 75% right. The only real negative here is the plot is pretty basic for 2/3 of the film. Sure, the execution is original, but the core plot is nothing new. Fortunately, the mystery at hand takes a direction that I was not expecting and really appreciated.

Scares: 8/10

This isn't really a horror film. It's categorized as such on here so I'm using it of my marathon but it's not horror. But that's not to say it isn't suspenseful because it is. It's also gorier than I expected.

(Worldbuilding: 10/10

I've mentioned a few times on here that I'm a writer. There's this one story I've been working on for a while now and the worldbuilding here is the closest I've seen to the world I picture when I write. It's not the same and the plot is completely different but I really appreciated the worldbuilding here.)