Ready or Not

Ready or Not ★★★

Ready or Not is a fun film of comedy of manners that tells the bloody journey of a newly married bride coerced by her husband’s sinister family into some ridiculous “white people” games. What it does so well by its directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett is tone balancing gearing its black humor with electrifying confidence and wit. The humor acknowledges the ridiculousness of the scenario which I found very disarming. But what it falters in the end is that it didn’t fully utilize and realize the class satire and the potential of the scenario. After all, it’s all fun and games but why do we have to care about these White people? If this is just a prance about rich White people doing Satanic shit and abusing marginalized people, then this is purely insignificant attraction. Samara Weaving is a formidable heroine without a doubt, but other than that Ready or Not delivers the cheap thrills without further realizing the implications of its chosen scenario.

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