Yeah, it was stupid and not terribly scary, but it sure as hell was fun. An extra star for getting the way high schoolers use their computers right, solid performances and keeping me entertained by a computer screen for 82 minutes. Minus a half-star for failing to fix easily fixable plotholes/mistakes, an obvious ending and not understanding how cyberbullying works (note to filmmakers: bullies are subtle now).
Misogynistic, idiotic garbage. And the Paul Walker tribute felt tasteless in the wake of his cause of death.
The filmmakers might be self-aware, but the vast majority of the audience watching (and loving) their film is not. This movie romanticizes all the wrong things, and romanticizes those things for the third-largest audience in the world this year (behind Avengers and Star Wars). This is everything I despise.
All that said, James Wan was a great directorial choice, I'm happy the cast is diverse, the action sequences are incredibly inventive and Tyrese is fantastic comic relief. That earns it its half-star.
Misguided on almost every level.
I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. Byrne is the only one who emerged unscathed.
Ten thoughts, to summarize:
1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
2) It's not funny. Like at…