Black Christmas

Black Christmas

1974's Black Christmas movie properly handles feminism while this movie is a heavyhanded disaster with a cringeworthy script, weak horror, and an uninteresting story. The movie tries to be woke, but the story doesn't do anything to help convey an empowering message. The story also just goes off the deep end when it reaches the third act and basically backtracks the message they wanted to portray. Imogen Poots does what she can as the lead, but there's so much exposition that none of these characters are particularly interesting to follow or realistic. Cary Elwes also deserved to be in a better movie. The kills are lackluster along with the movie's terrible editing. Maybe this movie would've been slightly better with an R-rating, but not much would've improved the insipid story.

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