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Did You Remember To Lock Your Door?
When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Finally, the Home Alone sequel we deserve.
Just your typical family gathering until three fucked-up psychos in creepy fuckin animal masks crash the party. A lousy fuck. A Nostradamus-esque warning. The same song on fuckin repeat. An Aussie beauty with survivalist skills. Family dinner. Arrow to the face. A Chariots of Fire moment ends with a gush. Don't you know to never say "I'll be right back." A surprise under the bed. The brother that just want die. Wanting to fuck in the creepiest of places. Fuckin with the wrong teacher's assistant. Bashing a fucker's skull. A Scream like twist. Blender ownage. Knife in skull. The wrong person answers the right call. Squished piggy. A score John Carpenter would be proud of. Low-budget horror done just right. I'll take this over The Conjuring or Evil Dead anyday.
I stuck a blender on his head and killed him.
Wow. I honestly didn't expect to come out of the theater tonight so entertained by the wonderfully blended tonic of blood, chills and laughs that You're Next served up with confidence and craft.
Coming out of a theater pleased and fulfilled is a rare experience these days.
Next to The Conjuring I'd say this is one of the best horror films we are likely to get all year. Sitting down in the theater before it started, I would've laughed if my future self told me this was a 9/10 film I was about to see. Or an 8/10 one at that. Well I guess the simple genius behind You're Next…
I can't write film reviews. Aw, I suck. Fuck me, right? Well I've done a bit of research and I've found myself a Wiki guide on how to write a successful review! Yay me! Yay Internet! So here is what Wiki has to say;
1: Gather basic facts about the movie. You can do this before or after you watch the movie, but you should definitely do it before you write the review, because you'll need to weave the facts into your review as you write. Here's what you need to know:
The title of the film, and the year it came out.
The director's name.
The names of the lead actors.
2: Take notes on the movie…
In the last few months I’ve read so many conflicting reports about Adam Wingard’s home invasion slasher, from those hailing it as the saviour of the genre to others moaning about its derivative plotting. Having finally watched the film I’m not sure I agree with either meaning it’s an enjoyable and twisting ride but doesn’t necessarily linger long in the memory.
You’re Next is set during the Davison’s family reunion celebrating the parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. Things quickly turn sour, first with the bitterness festering within the family and then when masked intruders begin bludgeoning the guests to death. Wingard and scriptwriter, Simon Barrett, stick faithfully to the slasher formula with its resourceful final girl (Sharni Vinson proving to be…
Not your typical generic horror home invasion movie...If there's a 70+ year old woman who's by herself in your theater and she's getting into it, it's gotta be good. Right?
As many others have stated in their reviews, going into this I really didn't know what to expect. The acting was SO bad. The film was unintentionally funny because of how poor the acting was; you couldn't help but to laugh at times. Maybe that was the plan the director had. Seriously as times it was hilarious. I was expecting this to be really scary, but it honestly wasn't. A few jump scares got me, but I was never in a state of fear. I did feel extreme tension during…
"Why the fuck not?" - Erin
All the hype surrounding You're Next is what is so tragic about the horror genre today. When something resembling decent within a horror comes along, people go WILD over it. In the case of You're Next, it's a few decent kills, some pretty artful cinematography, a subversive attitude to one song and some of the lightest dusting of black comedy I've ever seen in a horror. Nothing special.
The plot isn't something exceptional either. A home invasion thriller is nothing new to the genre, and screenwriter Simon Barrett makes little effort to mix up the formula other than by throwing in two twists that are marked with neon signs. And when you can work…
This film isn't really interested in who the killers are, and, at least not until the laborious ending, it isn't too interested in why they're killing. And it's weird when a movie is interesting for what it's not interested in.
That being said, the incongruous music, the pitch-black photography, and the Swanberg death scene mark Wingard as a director to watch. And, of course, the line "Fuck me next to your dead mom then" is an all-timer.
A little FUNNY GAMES, a little STRAW DOGS. Sharni Vinson was a badass, more like her please. That is all.
I had heard good things about YOU'RE NEXT, a slasher movie along the lines of THE STRANGERS (2008). I was therefore delighted that it lived up to the hype. The movie takes a slightly more comedic route compared to similar movies of its ilk, yet this doesn't mean that it holds any punches in the gore department. Some of the kills are cool and inventive, and it helps that the protagonist is a bad-ass female who gives everyone in the movie a run for their money.
One flaw unfortunately is the lack of characterization, this is never really a problem for some horror films whereby characters are just knife fodder for the killers, yet in recent times movies that take…
What a great horror film full of surprises. I loved the cinematography (which is weird for a house invasion film?), the music, the stupidity of it, the actors, the turn of events.
I think this is what The Purge wanted to be initially, but You're Next was so much better on so many levels.
You're Next is a decent modern horror film, even if it's horror-by-the-numbers. It really brings nothing new to the table, and runs through the checklist of horror film cliches rather quickly. The acting is mostly second-rate with a few standouts, the plot is insanely unlikely, and just about every decision every character makes flies in the face of common sense.
Still, there is a silver lining here, and that is Sharni Vinson. She's a decent actress and handled her role well enough. More than that, though, her character was the only bright light in an otherwise dull film. I appreciated the feminist angle of this film. There is a strong female character who takes charge, pushes the action forward, isn't hyper-sexualized, and doesn't play the crybaby victim. Two stars for that, half a star for a decent ending.
A rich couple hosts an anniversary party with their children in a remote mansion, when suddenly, the body count rises.
Sometimes masks are scary and deadly ambushes are, too. But this movie was not. Slasher films lose their impact when the killer is revealed and "You're Next" does so way too early. The family members were one-dimensional but how couldn't they be when the run time is 100 minutes and there's a cast of at least a dozen.
It all boils down to one woman going "Rambo" on a bunch of hit men. There are certainly opportunities to extract social commentary from this, but it's nothing more than dysfunctional, reprehensible people getting their comeuppance as viewed through the filmmaker's morality filters.
"You're Next" is just another, slightly prettier, slasher film.
Disclaimer: This will be the first film of a series of reviews that I will be doing for the next months to improve my English.
In the first minutes of the film we are presented to the main characters and in the next few minutes they are all dead. The whole movie we see those characters being killed one by one and the funny is: we don’t care. It happens to be boring, most of the films that I watch are because I’m looking to see a good story and in this film I can’t establish any connection to the characters, and without caring about them it loses its sense to me.
Un divertido slasher...
- Django Unchained
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- The Dark Knight
- 12 Years a Slave
- Pacific Rim
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
- Christiane F.
My six hundred favorite films (1940-2014).
- Before Midnight
- Only God Forgives
- 12 Years a Slave
- The Rover